Championing technology as a business enabler requires many talents, from explaining the 'nuts and bolts' to working closely with finance and customer service. Here are some of the top skills that your CEO wants you to have today.
Creating an innovative organisation is not all about harnessing new technologies; it’s about a change in work processes and people management, according to a group of technology leaders who spoke at the Amplify Festival in Sydney.
Think of talent management and we immediately think of managing bright, high potential employees. But although ‘star talent’ individuals are important in any business, just managing stars is not enough. A high performing team means managers must understand the performance and contribution from all the team and manage the talent pool.
Everyone has seen it: a seething comment following an article on a popular website or a passive-aggressive tweet bashing a company. While it's tempting to respond with your own two cents in the heat of the moment, resist doing so, says Evan Carmichael, founder of EvanCarmichael .com, an information resource for businesses that covers such topics as reputation management, entrepreneurial advice and business strategy. "Start by understanding that no matter how hard you might try, you can't fully monitor or control these comments," he says. "But you can join in them." Here are three pieces of advice to follow when responding to a negative comment.