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“Moneyball for business”  MIT News

MIT spinoff Sociometrics Solutions is like “Moneyball for business:” Its behavioral analytics on employees uncover ways to increase workplace productivity, ...

MIT News
Sociometric Solutions deploying digital 'dog tags' to track employee interactions  Boston Globe

By Scott Kirsner, Globe ColumnistImagine this scenario: you show up at work one day and are handed a small white device attached to the bottom...

Boston Globe
Work Life Forget What You Think You Know About The Office Of The Future No, we  Fast Company

No, we won't all be working from home. The surprising reasons why Google's bee keeping group and Instant Messengers are so powerful.

Fast Company
Veracode co-founder joins board of 'people analytics' startup Humanyze  Boston Business Journal

Application security firm Veracode was bought last year by CA Technologies for $614 million, one of the biggest-ever software-as-a-*service* acquisitions in ...

Boston Business Journal
New Firm Combines Wearables And Data To Improve Decision Making  TechCrunch

Humanyze, a unique new firm spawned in the MIT Media Lab, has developed a system that uses a smart employee badge to collect employee behavioral data, ...

Big Data Comes to the Office  New Yorker

“Social Physics,” the new book by Alex Pentland, a prominent computer scientist at M.I.T., purports to be about Big Data—the super-hyped (some say ...

New Yorker
The Future of Workplace Monitoring is Shocking  Nanalyze

Maybe the biggest scam ever perpetuated in today's modern age is to convince us to do something we would rather not be doing for 30% of our lives in ...

If your company ID badge was a tracking device...  Marketplace.org

What if your company ID badge was a tracking device? You'd wear it from the moment you got to work in the morning til you clocked out at night. Your badge ...

Unblinking Eyes Track Employees  New York Times

A digital Big Brother is coming to work, for better or worse. Advanced technological tools are beginning to make it possible to measure and monitor employees ...

New York Times
Group Breaks Can Raise Workplace Productivity  New York Times

Creating the time and space for employees to take breaks as a group can improve morale and raise productivity.

New York Times
Would you let your boss track your data?  The Boston Globe

Employee badges that record 40 types of information can lead to workplace efficiency — and some questions.

The Boston Globe
Tag your workforce, transform your business?  CNN

Workforce analytics are here to stay, and will transform the working environment.

The Quantified Workplace: Big Data or Big Brother?  Forbes

Companies have more data on staff than ever before in history and big data analytics is making its way into HR practices fast. Analyzing staff performance is ...

Concrete Steps For Creating A Happier Office  NPR

Conventional wisdom holds that happier workers are also more productive. But precisely how to boost staff morale has eluded many employers. But some ...

Ben Waber, PhD ’11  MIT Technology Review

When a company is looking to improve its productivity, Ben Waber can pinpoint ideas that might include free coffee or less e-mail. Ben Waber, PhD '11 ...

MIT Technology Review
5 Creative Design Solutions To Fix The Open Office  Fast Company

Snack walls, plant walls, graffiti walls, and other kinds of innovative approaches to defining space.

Fast Company
The Lunch Table: The Low-Tech Management Tool You're Not Using  Entrepreneur

Eating together can increase collaboration, trust and morale. So why aren't you doing it?

Report Reveals Growth In Workplace Analytics  Huffington Post

A few years ago I wrote about an MIT spin-out called Sociometric Solutions. They had taken a leaf out of the Moneyball playbook and developed ID badges f...

Huffington Post
The New Science of Building Great Teams  blogs.hbr.org

Artwork: Andy Gilmore, Chromatic, 2010, digital drawing. If you were looking for teams to rig for success, a call center would be a good place to start. The skills ...

Why the rise of wearable tech to monitor employees is worrying  The Conversation UK

Ford Motor Company's attempts (and failure) to monitor its employees offers some lessons in why we should question the use of wearable tech by companies ...

The Conversation UK
Data pioneers watching us work  Financial Times

Employers are tracking what their staff do in ever greater detail.

Financial Times
We Asked Men and Women to Wear Sensors at Work. They Act the Same but Are Treated Very Differently  HBR.org Daily

Gender equality remains frustratingly elusive. Women are underrepresented in the C-suite, receive lower salaries, and are less likely to receive a critical first ...

HBR.org Daily
Area Developers Putting Bar Codes On Workers To Avoid Construction Delays  DCist.com

There's a new way to avoid construction delays: all business have to do is a slap a high-tech bar code on their employees. About 20 D.C.-area construction ...

New Proof the Open Office Concept is Ineffective  Dice Insights

The open office, a darling of cost-cutting companies which think it will make us all more productive, has now been proven to be a farce.

Dice Insights
Companies Are Putting Sensors On Employees To Track Their Every Move  Business Insider

joelabell via Instagram The idea of having employees walk around with electronic sensors to track their every move is unsettling. There are privacy and legal ...

Business Insider
To Boost Productivity, Encourage Employees to Encourage Each Other  Entrepreneur

When we talk about productivity, we often think about things management can do to improve morale and inspire more innovative thinking. But, here's something ...

Mindfulness, purpose and the quest for productive employees  The Guardian

A growing number of businesses are learning that employee satisfaction and employee productivity go hand in hand.

The Guardian
How A Bigger Lunch Table At Work Can Boost Productivity  NPR

The loftlike San Francisco office of software maker Atlassian has an open central amphitheater, where all-staff gatherings and midday boot camp exercises are ...

Yes, open office plans are the worst  TechCrunch

If you're endlessly distracted by your co-workers in the gaping open office space you all share, you're not alone. Compared to traditional office spaces, ...

Research Says: Coffee Machine at the Center of Office Productivity  Business Wire

A well-designed beverage area is a surprisingly important contributor to productivity. Not having a nice beverage area with quality coffee and snacks.

Business Wire
Should Your Employees Solicit Feedback From Each Other?  Entrepreneur

Employees are happier and more productive when they interact more. Leaders can leverage this by setting the stage for constructive interactions.

Meet Krishna Gupta: The 26-year-old MIT alum behind VC firm Romulus Capital  Boston Business Journal

Krishna Gupta created Romulus Capital in his dorm room. The firm just closed its second fund, worth $50 million.

Boston Business Journal
The five-minute management idea: wearable tech  Chartered Management Institute

Can wearable tech boost productivity or does it encourage staff surveillance? Here's the latest in our weekly shot of new thinking for business leaders.

Chartered Management Institute
Why Managers And Staff Have Very Different Ideas About Open Offices  Fast Company

Employees think open offices are too noisy and distracting. Their managers believe they are equipped to deal with it just fine.

Fast Company
The New Science of Who Sits Where at Work  Wall Street Journal

By shifting employees from desk to desk every few months, scattering those that do the same types of jobs and rethinking which departments to place side by ...

Wall Street Journal
Workplace happiness: What's the secret?  CNN International

Research scientist Ben Waber says the secret to workplace happiness can be as simple as rearranging the office or limiting e-mail in favor of face-to-face chats.

CNN International
Meet the godfather of wearables  The Verge

It all started with beavers. When Alex Pentland was three years into his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, in 1973, he worked part-time as a ...

The Verge
Wearable tech lets boss track your work, rest and play  New Scientist

How will our lives change as more and more firms digitally monitor their employees' movements and health, at work and beyond. We're about to find out.

New Scientist
5 Simple Scientific Ways to Improve Company Culture  Business News Daily

Does your company culture need a makeover? These 5 scientifically proven changes might just do the trick.

Business News Daily
What's The Best Way To Design A Work Space?  WBUR

Here's one thing we know about office design: it's often the result of fads. Cubicles, no cubicles, open design, closed meeting rooms, rotating desk assignments, ...

Swap Seats, Change Your Company? Why Where You Sit Matters  Entrepreneur

Does it matter where your employees sit in the office? Actually, it matters quite a bit, says Ben Waber, president and CEO of Boston-based Sociometric Solutions, ...

Mission to Mars  UConn Today

Most people understand – sometimes in the sixteenth hour of a drive home from a family summer vacation waiting in bumper-to-bumper traffic to get through the ...

UConn Today
5 Simple Scientific Ways to Be More Productive  Business News Daily

If you're feeling like performance is low in the office lately, these five tips should help you boost your (or your employees') productivity.

Business News Daily
The Office Is Watching You  Fast Company

A new generation of “people analytics” tools promises to make offices more self-aware and efficient. Could they also help get you fired?

Fast Company
How new data-collection technology might change office culture  CBC.ca

Imagine a tiny microphone embedded in your office ID badge. Sound far-fetched? In fact, a growing number of companies are using such data-collecting devices ...

The rise of workplace spying  The Week Magazine

A growing number of companies are using technology to monitor their employees' emails, phone calls, and movements. Here's everything you need to know:.

The Week Magazine
Help Others Be Happier and Higher-Performing Together at Work  Huffington Post

Stay sought-after by enabling others to proudly use their best talents together on things that matter to them. As William Butler Yeats wrote, "Because I ...

Huffington Post
Tracking Sensors Invade the Workplace  Wall Street Journal

As Big Data becomes a fixture of office life, companies are turning to tracking devices to gather real-time information on how teams of employees work and ...

Wall Street Journal
4 Ways To Increase Creativity As An Entrepreneur  Forbes

What happens when you need a new answer? An original answer? A breakthrough? That calls for creative thinking.It's a method of thinking most of us have ...

The dark side of workplace happiness  The Guardian

More companies focus on employee happiness as they learn that happy workplaces are profitable.

The Guardian
The Apple Watch will invade your workspace. Here’s how to prepare  VentureBeat

Guest Businesses can't keep the Apple Watch out of the workplace. It's coming, and it's destined to shake up enterprise mobility for good.

Wearables are on Parade at CES 2015  VR World

Wearables no longer refer only to fashion on the runways of Paris. Wearables will be on parade at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in ...

VR World
Opinion | Engineering Serendipity  New York Times

Companies that depend on innovation are redesigning work spaces to encourage a certain kind of accident: the human collision.

New York Times
Work-Life Imbalance  Science Friday

New technologies mean we're more connected to our jobs and coworkers than ever. Do we need boundaries? Plus, the downside of working for tips.

Science Friday
That extra chair in your home office? Rent it out  Marketplace.org

Normally around 10 in the morning, I'm writing a news memo or interviewing an expert on something like how our ethics change in accordance to our energy ...

Blue Digital Collars: Tech Helps Companies Track Employees  NBCNews.com

These days, being “on the clock” means more than just punching a time card. New apps and gadgets are making it possible for companies to track everything ...

Is your boss spying on you?  The Independent

From monitoring your trips to the loo and listening to your conversations to keeping track of illicit office affairs, your employer could be using a host of new ...

The Independent
Does an Open Office Plan Make for a Creative Environment?  Psychology Today

How might a lack of privacy influence our creative thinking? Our general common sense might suggest a number of reasons why being constantly "on view" for ...

Psychology Today
Presence Vs. Productivity: How Managers View Telecommuting  NPR

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer sparked controversy when she announced an end to company's telecommuting program. A leaked internal memo emphasized that ...

The Internet of Things has four big data problems  O'Reilly Radar

The Internet of Things (IoT) has a data problem. Well, four data problems. Walking the halls of CES in Las Vegas last week, it's abundantly clear that the IoT is ...

O'Reilly Radar
How to Handle Holiday Stress at Work | On Careers  U.S. News & World Report

Combat that holiday workload and stress with this advice.

U.S. News & World Report
The HR Software Market Reinvents Itself  Forbes Now

The $14-plus billion marketplace for HR software and platforms is reinventing itself. Fueled by mobile apps, analytics, video, and a focus on team-centric ...

Forbes Now
Open office plans fail to promote teamwork  The Columbian

A cubicle-free workplace without private offices is supposed to force employees to collaborate. To have them talk more face to face — to get them off instant ...

The Columbian
The Latest Research Is Clear: Clean, Efficient Buildings Make People More Productive  Greentech Media News

There are a variety of research reports that have investigated worker productivity in offices. Some research has investigated the impact of temperature, while ...

Greentech Media News
Hacks rebel after bosses secretly install motion sensors under desks  The Register

Staff at one of Britain's oldest national newspapers got a shock on Monday morning when they found monitoring sensors installed under their desks. The boxes ...

The Register
Bosses track you night and day with wearable gadgets  The Times

Companies are fitting thousands of their staff with body-worn tracker devices that check how much sleep they have, how well they work with colleagues and ...

The Times
Talent Strategy In The Data Age: 5 Trends To Watch In 2018  Forbes Now

Here are five talent strategy trends, fueled by developments of the data age, to watch in 2018.

Forbes Now
Medical biometrics R&D proving to also have wide-ranging security applications  Biometric Update

Among the wearable biometric examples NIH has referred to includes Google's Google Fit platform that collects biometric data from compatible devices.

Biometric Update
Building a foundation for tech startups  MIT News

In 2008, Krishna Gupta '09 launched Romulus Capital, a venture capital seed firm, out of his MIT dorm room, scraping together $850,000 to invest in tech ...

MIT News
Open-office plans kill employee communication  BenefitsPro

The modern open office architecture tends to decrease the volume of face-to-face interaction by some 70 percent and increases electronic communication.

Reconsidering Work-Life Balance in an Ever-Changing Workplace  Entrepreneur

Workers around the world agree, on surveys, that the ideal employee is not the one who is 'always on.'

New work order: From Google and Pixar to Innocent... the future of the  The Independent

It is commonly assumed that the critical moment in Google's ascent to global search hegemony came in October 2000, when Larry Page and Sergey Brin first ...

The Independent
Hey Loser, You Can't Hide From Darpa's 'Social Interaction' Sensors  Wired News

Are you a loner? Don't get along with others? Do you shout when you should be listening? Or stand off in a corner when you should be friendly? You may think ...

Wired News
Does telecommuting really reduce employee performance?  CNET

Academic research suggests that working more than one day a week away from the office, for jobs that require a lot of collaboration with colleagues, can cut into ...

Why Don't Women Move Up At Work? This New Study Put Sensors On Men & Women For Six Months To Find Answers  Bustle

Establishing gender equality starts by uncovering what's creating imbalance in the first place. Harvard Business Review sought to do just that in a new study on ...

Can a Robot Be Your Boss?  Knowledge@Wharton

Artificial intelligence and people analytics are allowing more management tasks to become automated — but can they adapt to the human needs of employees?

Open-Plan Offices Are Making Us Less Social  BloombergQuint

At the office, be it a corporate one or a WeWork-style environment, workers these days are housed in vast open spaces designed to break down barriers.

How 10 Savvy Companies Use Food to Boost Morale and Collaboration  Entrepreneur

The key to your staff's heart (and productivity) might be through their stomachs. Check out the innovative ways these companies are getting work done while ...

The spies in the cellar are now sidling up to your desk  Financial Times

Publicans may have scored a victory but offices are becoming havens for monitoring equipment.

Financial Times
The Internet of Things in HR: Quantifying Employees  Fox Business

Wearable devices have enabled athletes to measure calories, sleep, heart rate, oxygen intake, and countless other metrics; helping them analyze and optimize ...

Fox Business
HR Departments Invaded By Data Scientists  CIO

As leading HR departments turn to 'talent analytics' for a wide range of staffing issues, CIOs are at the center of this data-driven transformation.

Brave New World or dystopia? Are we ready for the explosion of employee monitoring?  Financial Post

Does your boss know how much time you spend on coffee breaks, in meetings, doing work at your desk or doing nothing? Probably not. But if he does it is likely ...

Financial Post
Can money really buy you happiness?  Telegraph.co.uk

We all know the old saying that money doesn't buy you happiness. But how accurate is it? Rich House, Poor House, which launches on Channel 5, explores ...

Mining Human Behavior At MIT  Forbes

With enough data at your command, a large group of humans can be coaxed into accomplishing practically any task. Even, as Alexander Pentland recently ...

Looking for a Lesson in Google’s Perks  New York Times

Whatever might be said of Yahoo's workplace, it's a long way from Google's, whose various offices reflect the company's overarching philosophy to create a ...

New York Times
Specs that see right through you  New Scientist

Boring conversation? Accessories that decipher emotional cues could save your social life – or reveal that you're a jerk. Sally Adee tries them out.

New Scientist
Is the workplace ready for the iGeneration?  Colorado Real Estate Journal

The iGeneration, made up of individuals born in 1995 or later, outnumbers millennials and baby boomers, represents approximately 25 percent of the U.S. ...

Colorado Real Estate Journal
ASID Shares New HQ Post-Occupancy Research  Facility Executive Magazine

The American Society of Interior Designers has shared the post-occupancy evaluation for its WELL and LEED certified office that was completed in May 2016.

Facility Executive Magazine
Psst! Wearable Devices Could Make Big Tech Leaps, Into Your Ear  NPR

Get ready for a different kind of distraction. Tech experts predict hearables, which you wear in your ear, are going to hit the market in a big way very soon.

All the high-tech ways your boss is trying to own your soul  ZDNet

These meddling apps and sneaky strategies help the boss poach your privacy and can even keep you working around the clock.

4 social trends affecting the dynamics of learning in the workplace  Mashable

The rise of the Internet is changing the way employees interact and learn.

The Quantified Workplace: Despite the Hype, Not All That Useful Yet  The Atlantic

Big Data promises to predict employee behavior. But as it turns out, humans aren't particularly predictable.

The Atlantic
Recruitment data: Is this the dawn of the biometric CV?  Personnel Today

Wearables already measure metrics such as step count and heart rate. But could biometric data be analysed to understand how someone might perform in a ...

Personnel Today
Bias, not behavior, holding women back  CNET

A new study from the Harvard Business Review finds men and women approach work the same way. So, bias is what's holding women back.

"8200 graduates aren't like 23 year-olds in Texas or Norway"  Globes

Team8 CEO and former Unit 8200 commander Brig. Gen. (res.) Nadav Zafrir explains how much Israeli high tech owes to the army's technological units.

What makes a perk work  Financial Times

When the French bank Crédit Agricole recently slashed travel and entertainment costs for its bankers, the angry response from employees was about far more ...

Financial Times
The Messy, Mappable World Of Influence  Marketing Land

As interest in influencer marketing grows, columnist Azeem Azhar explores what makes someone influential and how you can measure those characteristics.

Marketing Land
The heartbreaking way this husband is staying connected with his comatose wife  Salon

A Fresno husband is using wearable technology to track the health of his wife, who is in a coma-like state.

Crowdsourcing Innovation for Improved Team Performance – Brink – The Edge of Risk  BRINK

One of the most consequential insights from the study of organizational culture happens to have an almost irresistible grounding in basic common sense.

Wimbledon and brand marketing: serving up a match made in heaven  Econsultancy

To make the most of Wimbledon's drama, this year brands applied new rules to their tennis inspired marketing efforts. Here some examples from brands like ...


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Using analytics to measure interactions in the workplace | Ben Waber, Humanyze, Founder & CEO
Using analytics to measure interactions in the workplace | Ben Waber, Humanyze, Founder & CEO
Social Behavior Sensing and the Sociometric Badge
Social Behavior Sensing and the Sociometric Badge
Case Studies: Network Analytics
Case Studies: Network Analytics
Understanding How People Work
Understanding How People Work
3 Questions: Ben Waber
3 Questions: Ben Waber
Meeting Mediator
Meeting Mediator
07 1 Spin-off Session
07 1 Spin-off Session
Sociometric Testing with UI and 10 Pupils
Sociometric Testing with UI and 10 Pupils
Ben Waber interviewed at Strata Santa Clara 2013
Ben Waber interviewed at Strata Santa Clara 2013
Pilot Aptitude Test Example
Pilot Aptitude Test Example

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What Data Companies Know About You - Business Insider
What Data Companies Know About You - Business Insider
Ben Waber People Analytics
Ben Waber People Analytics
Meeting Mediator: Enhancing Group Collaboration using ...
Meeting Mediator: Enhancing Group Collaboration using ...
sociometric - definition - What is
sociometric - definition - What is
Humanyze's Seed VC Round - CB Insights
Humanyze's Seed VC Round - CB Insights
Wearables are on Parade at CES 2015 - VR World
Wearables are on Parade at CES 2015 - VR World
Weird Science: Space-Age Exhibit Solutions That are ...
Weird Science: Space-Age Exhibit Solutions That are ...
Take Two® | Does disparity in the workplace come down to ...
Take Two® | Does disparity in the workplace come down to ...
New Firm Combines Wearables And Data To Improve Decision ...
New Firm Combines Wearables And Data To Improve Decision ...
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Tracking Employees With Productivity Sensors - Business ...

Sociometric Solutions WebSites

Humanyze helps companies increase the speed and accuracy of their operational decisions. Transform your business with analytics developed with 10+ years of research on organizational network analysis (ONA), behavioral science, and AI from the MIT Media Lab. Access communication data to uncover patterns on how work actually gets done.
Sociometry is a quantitative method for measuring social relationships. It was developed by psychotherapist Jacob L. Moreno and Helen Hall Jennings in their studies of the relationship between social structures and psychological well-being, and used during Remedial Teaching.
But data companies say that the resulting reams of information will improve life for companies and employees. "Google really cares about creating a community because the social conversations ...
A demonstrator dressed as a security camera at an anti-surveillance protest, Berlin, November 2017. In her seminal work The Managed Heart: Commercialization of Human Feeling (1983), the sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild described a workplace practice known as “emotional labor management.”
Patterns of communication, for example, explained why performance varied so widely among the seemingly identical teams in that bank’s call center.
One useful source of IoT data for employers in 2018 will be sociometric badges, wearable devices equipped with sensors that measure team interactions.As explained by MIT scholar and serial ...
Simple changes can also work well. Sociometric Solutions found that employees at an online travel company who ate at larger lunch tables were 36% more productive. Many new office refurbishments recognise the different types of work we do each day.
Big Brother Goes Digital. Self-Tracking by Gina Neff and Dawn Nafus Sociometric Badges: State of the Art and Future Applications by Daniel Olguín Olguín and Alex (Sandy) Pentland. Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson. The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and ...
Definition Social competence is the condition of possessing the social, emotional, and intellectual skills and behaviors needed to succeed as a member of society.
Posted on July 12, 2016. The Benefits of a Remote Workforce and Virtual Collaboration. There’s an obvious appeal that comes to mind when you first think about telecommuting.