ISPI Performance Digest
Apr. 21, 2015

Business ecosystems come of age
Deloitte University Press
Businesses are moving beyond traditional industry silos and coalescing into richly networked ecosystems, creating new opportunities for innovation alongside new challenges for many incumbent enterprises. Deloitte's latest Business Trends report explores how forward-looking organizations can thrive in a world of ecosystems.More

Do emoticons have a place in business communication?
Danielle Wegert
Communication is constantly adapting to new technology. Acronyms are now being used as whole messages (lol), hashtags are ubiquitous. And emoticons are now supplementing feelings and emotions. But is that smiley face appropriate to send to a co-worker? A business partner with whom you have a strong relationship? Your boss? A client?More

Onboarding: A high-leverage way to improve a team
Evergreen
Onboarding a new employee isn't tremendously hard, but it is high-impact. Done well, it will decrease turnover, improve teamwork and give employees a sense of belonging. Done exceptionally well, it can create a cult-like devotion to a company. This makes it one of the highest-leverage ways to increase the effectiveness of a team.More

Business impact analysis: Value added or added toil?
Business 2 Community
The business impact analysis is a key facet of any business continuity program. It sits right at the heart of the benefit that business continuity can bring to any organization. More

4 ways to create consistent performance management
Clear Company
Despite the documented benefits of performance management, many businesses have yet to fully leverage it, and many who have aren't using it to its full potential. Only 3 percent of organizations say their performance management is top-notch, while 48 percent say their performance management needs some work.More

Tony Robbins: 3 best public speaking tips
Business Insider UK
Love or hate him, there's no denying that celebrity life coach Tony Robbins is an incredibly engaging public speaker. During a recent conversation about his new book, "MONEY Master the Game," he shared three fundamental tips for giving great presentations.More

What is the point of human capital reporting?
HR
The need for a method by which companies can report on their human capital has been acknowledged for many years, but it has had a rough passage and the field is still under-developed. More

Performance management: The secret ingredient
Deloitte
For many companies, performance management is being reinvented for a new, forward-looking purpose: to serve as an efficient, focused business process that helps improve employee engagement and drives business results. More