Thank you again to all the awesome people who contributed to my Pledgeme campaign to get my book published and have a launch party. I can confirm that the launch will be on the 9th June at the Ponsonby Cruising Club. If you’ve pledged then you just need to rock along. If you haven’t then you can still come along by grabbing a ticket over on eventbrite here.
I’ve also re-written the blurb that goes with the book. What do you think?
Without a doubt, technology is changing the way we work and learn. In this environment, it’s easy to think that social technologies are removing human to human interactions. Yet it’s the behaviours that underpin the use of these technologies that really counts. Social technologies can open up greater opportunities for communication, collaboration and thriving communities. It can transform our workplaces. But only if we put people first, if we make our workplaces more humane.
In this environment, those of us within the people and culture professions; Human Resources, Learning and Development, and Recruitment; have an opportunity to truly shine. But to do this we need to re-evaluate what we traditionally think of as our roles, to change our approach, to step up and be brave.
This book is a guide for a transformed and people-oriented world of work. It’s the collective wisdom of over three hundred NZLEAD community participants from all around the world. These are people who have people at the heart and soul of their professions and are passionate about creating a better world of work. Their conversations and actions have been captured in over one hundred NZLEAD tweet chats and woven into this book.
It’s about people, community, technology and the humane workplace.