Happy Friday from Beem!
We’re back with our Weekly roundup to ensure you guys know what’s been shaking the Tech, Comms and HR world this week. Over the past 7 days, we’ve participated in the Mental Health Awareness Week: we’re proud to share with all of you the fact that we’ve signed Sanctus’ Pledge on this matter! Do never underestimate mental health issues and always provide help to your coworkers where you can. You can also check out our blog post about this here.
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Right, what’s been making waves this week? Check this out and join the discussion below!
The potential value of the large data sets being amassed by private companies raises new opportunities and challenges for managers making strategic data decisions. While there are plenty of well-publicized examples of data repurposing gone wrong, we think it would be a shame for companies to decide the only option is to hoard their data. Before you decide that your data can’t be put to a new use, consider how it might help augment public data sources.
This speaks to the broader potential for data from online platforms to improve our understanding of all of behavioral economics in social development terms. How is this trend going to evolve over the next few years?
The need for strong leaders will never disappear, and now, it’s more important than ever to ensure that we empower the next generation of leaders at every level and age. In the next five years, 84% of organizations anticipate a shortfall in leaders, according to Infopro Learning. The same report found that 83% of organizations say it’s important to develop leaders at all levels. That should be 100%.
It’s on us as leaders—at every organization, and in all industries—to set up the next generation of leaders for success. In this article, you can find three ways that you can empower the leaders of tomorrow, from today’s youth to adults in the workplace, by providing interaction and mentoring, cultivating teamwork and collaboration, and giving and receiving effective feedback.
Accessibility is about equal access — for everybody. Today, we’re reminded of this in part because of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. According to the World Bank, one billion people, or about 15 percent of the global population, experience a form of disability.
From voice commands to smart homes, technology presents an opportunity for people with disabilities to reduce accessibility barriers — as long as tech companies take the time to consider this population in the engineering process, from beginning to end.
For Apple, accessibility is one of its six core values. And perhaps unbeknownst to many users, it’s built-in accessibility features to all of its products, including the iPhone. Here are 8 awesome iPhone accessibility features you might not know about.
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