Open Jobs, Open Net

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week.

QOTW: “eating your own dogfood: good. believing your own bullshit: bad.” ~ @SebPaquet

The Job is dying – by @robpatrob [a comprehensive must-read]

But if all you know is the job, how do you get prepared to do well in the new networked world as a freelancer or as a very small business person?

The challenge is mindset. If you have been looked after in a job, what do you know of making your life on your own? Like riding a bike, no book can help you really.

Our advice is to join a co-working space. There you will have access to both the social aspects of a network and you will have the advice and support that you need to do well as a new immigrant to this New World of the Networked Economy.

Majority of American Workers Not Engaged in Their Jobs  – via @donnyo

Seventy-one percent of American workers are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” in their work, meaning they are emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and are less likely to be productive. That leaves nearly one-third of American workers who are “engaged,” or involved in and enthusiastic about their work and contributing to their organizations in a positive manner.

… but a majority of those using Yammer are more engaged – again via @donnyo

Employee engagement is a top priority for companies because of its impact on the bottom line. Employees who demonstrate a high level of engagement are more productive and less likely to leave the company66 percent of surveyed users say they feel more engaged at their company because of Yammer. By providing direct access to leaders and giving all employees a voice, Yammer strengthens the connection workers feel to their employers.

From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg, scale matters – by @DonaldClark

What do these successful innovations in learning share? Scalability through technology. From Gutenbeg to Zuckerberg, replication, first at low cost, then at no cost, is the key to low cost education and training.

Yochai Benkler on the eG8 – an absolute must view! This is it, folks – understanding the Open Net

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