Five Links: Near Futures

On May 25, 2015, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser

5-links five vector art of number 5 with ancient background and HRExaminer.com logoFive Links: Near Futures

Do you know anyone who feels like they have a handle on the data that’s flooding their work and private life? Today’s links look at some of the ways that people are coping. Mostly, we are busy trying things and wondering. Underneat all of the uncertaintly and anxiety is a level of wonder that seems bigger than usual.

  • Is Holacracy Succeeding At Zappos?
    Steve Denning (the most interesting management consultant practicing today) gives a refreshingly thorough look at the working realities of holocracy. Set aside a little time for this one. It’s not a buzzfeed
    bit of shallow. This is a thoughtful critique that leaves a lot of room for the experiment to be successful.
  • The Psychology of UX
    Good grounding if you are starting to think about the key experiences in your organization: candidate, customer and employee. The piece covers the following principles:

    • People Don’t Want to Work or Think More Than They Have To
    • People Have Limitations
    • People Make Mistakes
    • Human Memory is Complicated
    • People are Social
    • People are Easily Distracted
    • People Crave Information
    • Most Mental Processing is Unconscious
    • People Create Mental Models
    • People Understand Visual Systems
  • Are wearables violating HIPAA?
    Great tutorial on the business implications of HIPAA. “Not all personal data is equal in the eyes of the law. That is the central issue when applying these practices to health information. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) permits the analysis and sharing of individually-identifiable health information when directly related to patient care, but it is more restrictive. The law permits health information to be used in assessments of physician and hospital performance, but allows patients to request that their data not be shared with third parties. HIPAA also requires consent before a healthcare provider uses health information for advertising purposes.
  • With Great Data Comes Great Responsibility
    The things startups should be doing to protect their users.
  • These Are The New Rules of Work
    Nuff said

Bonus Links

  • From Paint to Pixels
    How artists are beginning to use data from self tracking tools to make art. (This is where moves forward in visualization will happen)
  • This Is What It’s Like To Be Charged By A Hippopotamus
    A post from the field on a National Geographic supported expedition to explore the Okavango River system from source to sand. 90 days, 1,000 miles, 3 countries, 2 rivers, 31 adventurers, 100% open data. The project includes the data from personal monitors so that the entire experience is available. It’s a scientific prototype of the next generation of training and communications. This is how you answer “What’s it like to do that?”


 

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