In this article from her site, Greater IBMer, engineer and author Renee Weisman talks about what characterizes a truly great manager.
Renee Weisman giving a lecture
“In my 40+ year career,” she writes, “I have had a number of supervisors and I have to agree, I was considerably more productive, creative and energized under certain managers. And there were a handful who made going to work every day a drag. What made the difference?”
How do you inspire your students to be innovators in their daily lives? Join today’s discussion to chat about an effort underway to build an integrated educational experience that includes exhibitions, apps, and lesson plans. The IBM THINK exhibit, which recently opened at Epcot in Walt Disney World, extends globally into free, hands-on lesson plans for middle and high school teachers.
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A robotic sidekick could soon be helping field engineers fix faulty equipment in remote locations. IBM has developed the robotic helper, whose projector can overlay information on equipment to guide repair work performed remotely.
The IBM MRO helper. The projector can display information to guide repair work.
Supervisors and experts back at base can also look and talk through the projector to oversee repairs. Get the story.
When you wake up in the morning, what fuels you to begin the day? Are you passionate about your work? The triggers that motivate people to achieve are unique for everyone; for some it’s money; for others, it’s wanting to make a difference, writes Glenn Llopis in Forbes.com.
Motivation has been studied for decades, and leaders often use motivational books and other tools to get employees to increase their performance or get them back on track. But if you’re a leader, it’s critical to get to know your employees, and to be specific about how you help each of them achieve their goals, desires and aspirations. To help one another and to accomplish that, you must identify those motivating factors. In this piece from Forbes.com, see the nine things that ultimately motivate employees to achieve.
Greater IBM, what do you think of these nine motivators? Please share your own story and perspectives by commenting.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that for the fourth consecutive year, IDC ranked IBM number one in worldwide market share for enterprise social software.* Social networking adoption continues to soar as businesses look to transform their organization into a smarter enterprise that is capable of empowering a global workforce and transforming client experiences.
According to IDC, the worldwide enterprise social market segment reached 1.0 billion in 2012, representing growth of 25 percent over 2011.*
Leading IBM social business clients include Prudential Insurance, Fluor Corporation, Lowe’s Home Improvement, LeasePlan and Electrolux.Read more.
Because of safety concerns, today’s solar collectors can concentrate only so much energy: too much in one place means enormous risk. But IBM is collaborating on developing a new collector dish that could avoid that – and it’s a major step forward in solar power efficiency.
The new collaboration between IBM, Airlight Energy and Swiss university partners will develop an affordable photovoltaic system capable of concentrating, on average, the power of 2,000 suns, onto hundreds of 1×1 cm chips. Read more from IBM Research.
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