October 2015

Big Data and Digital Organizational Culture

Rahaf Harfoush is a strategist, digital anthropologist, and best-selling author who focuses on the intersections between emerging technology, innovation, and digital culture in the videocasts.

This collection of videocasts is a valuable starting point for building the skillset that is indispensable for the 21st century organization.

Big Data and digitization are changing the way organizations work.

Should we fear these changes? Should we embrace them? How can we finance them? How can we prepare for them? How are these changes affecting the way managers lead their teams? What is the manager’s role in creating a digital culture? Who should be responsible for it? Where should we start from?… There are so many issues raised today by Big Data and digitization. But there are also huge opportunities that shouldn’t be missed. Big Data and digitization will have a tremendous impact on management, companies’ processes, talent acquisition, retention and development and on your organization’s culture on the whole.

Going digital: 13 new videocasts

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Each Videocast is avaliable in 7 languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Portuguese and Italian.

Big Data, Big Insight

Exploring the example of a Google initiative called Project Oxygen, who managed to prioritize its values and redefine its whole recruiting criteria thanks to data analysis, Rahaf proves that Big Data is so much more than just performance metrics and sales stats: it can help you understand your company’s culture and values.

Big Data, Better Agility

Rahaf examines the potential for data to improve company responsiveness and agility, citing the example of Sprint, an American telecoms provider. Sprint was able to better monitor its call centers by ensuring the ability to find just the right information at the moment that they needed in order to make better informed decisions.

Technology for Training Effectiveness

How can technology improve training effectiveness? Through the example of a start-up learning platform, Rahaf reveals how technology can adapt to individual learning habits. Technology in particular is a great tool to know what kind of training format work best for people and to customize their training.

Big Data, Big Deal!

What’s the big deal about Big Data? Through the success story of a major retailer, who was among the first companies to hire a chief data scientist, Rahaf reveals the importance of Big Data today. She explains why each company should integrate specialists in their management team.

The hyper­personalization age

Rahaf highlights how hyper-personalization affects your life both as consumers and as professionals. How can we benefit from the “me” age whilst ensuring hyper-personalization doesn’t create any security or privacy issues?

Big Data is your responsibility!

Rahaf explains why Big Data should be everybody’s responsibility and what everyone can do to get on board with Big Data?

Big Data doesn’t have to mean big dollars

Rahaf shares some day-to-day data experiments, demonstrating both big data’s simplicity and its cost-friendly benefits. Rahaf underlines that with big data the most important thing is making the first step.

Don’t be afraid of Big Data

Rahaf reveals how we can address your own fears and concerns regarding big data as well as those of your employees.

Assessing a project’s emotional health

Big Data is not just about figures and metrics. Analytics can get also a grasp on people’s behavior and emotions. Klick, a digital marketing agency, who developed a tool to assess the emotional health of its projects and people is a great example of this.

Ensuring ethical data practices

Everybody needs to ensure that the collecting and use of data is ethical. Otherwise you will face major problems: Lost of your employees’ trust, bad publicity externally, etc. Rahaf gives 3 rules you should respect to avoid these problems.

Talent retention: the key to survival

In a talent shortage context, finding the right people is hard, but keeping them is becoming even harder. Rahaf demonstrates why talent retention is going to be a key to success for the years to come. How can building a strong and adequate culture help us meet this challenge?

Just In Time Training

Technology has brought progress to learning. Companies should take advantage of all the tools that are available to increase their performance.

Make data available to everyone

Sharing data throughout the whole organization is becoming key as many functions can benefit from it in many different ways. You need to make sure data is available to everyone in the company to make it more efficient and agile.