Jaime Casap, "Education Evangelist" at Google, was the featured speaker recently at the IT Leadership Seminar hosted by the Department of Information Systems for students in the Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM). Other companies can learn how to innovate and maintain creativity, Casap said, by studying Google's corporate culture, which strives for an egalitarian management style that democratizes the workplace and educates every employee about the company's mission statement.
Wielding influence on Twitter is all about getting thousands or even millions of followers, right? Not exactly. It turns out there are other, potentially better ways to measure someone’s impact on the burgeoning social-media platform. New research by Dr. Michael (Zhan) Shi, assistant professor of information systems in the W. P. Carey School of Business finds that the strength or weakness of relationships between Twitter users and their followers are important factors in determining how widely users’ messages will spread.
There’s still time for another New Year’s resolution! How about looking into what it takes to prepare for your next career advancement? It pays to be ready, so let’s talk about where you are, where you want to be, and what it will take to get there. A practical example will help drive home what climbing the career ladder requires.