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And Then What? Business After Covid-19.

By Shawn Adamek | March 24, 2020 | Blog

And Then What? Business After Covid-19. Covid-19 has the world on the edge of its seat, holding its collective breath. It is safe to say that in my lifetime, I have not witnessed an extended period of time where humans around the globe are living in-the-moment quite as much as they are today ...

Why do companies become less innovative as they grow? A paradox worth examining

By Shawn Adamek | Feb 27, 2020 | Blog

Organizational growth is almost always a positive thing. It’s a measure of company health, success, and financial empowerment. Regardless of how scalable your model is, or how efficient your programmatic strategies are, you eventually need more humans to accomplish more things to position your company for growth ...

SCA begins to use Vocean to accelerate innovation utilizing collective intelligence

Press release | Feb 18, 2020

SCA, a Swedish leader in the manufacturing of paper, pulp and wood products, has accelerated corporate innovation efforts by partnering with Vocean AB to digitize internal collaboration with as many as 500 employees in its Ortviken location ...

Bridging the collaboration chasm

by Shawn Adamek | Feb 04, 2020 | Blog

In my previous post I shared thoughts on the topic of employee satisfaction. I focused on the importance of not only rewarding employees for what they accomplish but also for who they are as people. Giving employees the opportunity ...

Refactoring Employee Satisfaction

by Shawn Adamek | Dec 10, 2019 | Blog

We’ve all heard the overused (but true) mantra that a company’s most important assets are its employees. After more than 25 years in the Silicon Valley I can’t tell you how many times I have heard senior leaders utter some version of the phrase “our company is dedicated to investing in our employees.” ...

The Silicon Valley veteran will take the Swedish start-up Vocean to new heights

by Vocean | Sep 19, 2019 | Press release

Focusing on an international rollout of its digital collaboration platform in the US, the rest of the EU and APAC in the coming years, Swedish Vocean® is now recruiting Silicon Valley veteran Shawn Adamek as its new CEO. “We have identified a focus area that ...

There is a lot to win by switching over to Agile HR, but the transition is a challenge for any organization

by Vocean | sep 13, 2019 | Blog

There is a lot to gain from switching to Agile HR. The most important purpose is simple: if the people the organization consists of feel good, so does the organization.

Transforming your company structure into one characterized by Agilt HR is a major challenge and process of change. Turning it from a system into a living organism is not done with the push of a button because it is about a changed way of thinking and culture...

Productivity vs. Innovation: What Creates a Successful Business?

sep 5, 2019 | Blog

Just focusing on efficiency can hold back your business’ development. With a culture that encourages fostering innovation power, you will be more likely to prosper. But creating a creative and innovative culture is difficult. Vocean can help your organization in the change process...

Are cloud services safe?

aug 7, 2019 | Blog

More and more information is being moved into the cloud. The question many people ask is: what about the security? Being one step ahead of security is no longer possible in-house for many IT departments. It requires a cutting-edge expertise and unrealistic amount of resources that simply becomes too expensive. It is at the specialized IT companies – the giants – that the latest state-of-the-art technology is created and available at affordable cost...

Let go of your insecurity: Confidence makes your team grow

maj 24, 2019 | Blog

The core reason why Vocean exists is to help organizations worldwide to fully tap into the huge potential and talent that their employees have. To a large extent, this comes down to on organizations looks at "human resources". In Vocean, no employee is decimated to a...

Why nice managers create more engaged and better performing teams

apr 12, 2019 | Blog

A new type of leadership is here to stay. This is how it makes employees grow and your organization flourish: A study made at the world's top business school, Harvard Business School, showed that people who were praised before doing tasks under high pressure and...

Why digitalizing is becoming unavoidable for businesses to stay relevant and competitive

Mar 14, 2019 | Blog

The days of the traditional physical workplace as a dominant set up are soon history. We are transitioning towards a new, interconnected and fast moving world, requiring lateral and cluster collaborations as well as new methods of leadership. Digitalization as well...

Release the power of Wirearchy! How to create a collaborative, insightful and self-learning business

Jan 10, 2019 | Blog

Today, most of the learning and information exchange within a business take place during the employees’ social and informal interactions, not in the training rooms or under predetermined structured forms. Studies show that the extent of informal social...

Empowerment: the key to future leadership

Jan 10, 2019 | Blog

We see more and more studies showing the close connection between the productivity of businesses and their employees’ impression of being able to control and influence work. Hierarchical structures with top/down management have difficulties meeting the new...