Modern Parlance News Peruse: Jan 24 Edition

By | 01/24/2018

Keeping up with new developments, ideas, and trends amidst all this information overload isn’t easy. The Modern Parlance News Peruse is my small way of trying to help highlight a few of the most helpful, insightful or just downright entertaining pieces I’ve seen of late. This week, the issues of collaboration and change have caught my eye.

So, grab a coffee, get comfy and let’s see what’s been happening.

This Is What Remote Workers Need Most From Their Bosses (via fastcompany): Having spent the last decade and a bit working remotely in one way or another, I concur with so much of this article – and not just when it comes to managers. Whether ‘remote’ means down the hall or half way around the world – more and more of us are dealing with team members or co-workers at a remove.

Collaboration tools are multiplying like digital rabbits and yes, they make it easier and more productive. I couldn’t do what I do without Slack, Evernote, Google Docs, Dropbox, etc. But all the technology in the world doesn’t change this key fact: For remote working to *work*, clarity and consistency of communication is absolutely essential.

Studying the Hidden World of Dark Social Engagement (via Contently): Very interesting piece on the social media engagement you aren’t (and for many, in many ways – can’t) track.

Goodbye, Facebook News Feed: 9 Things Publishers Need to Know About the News Feed Armageddon (via Inc.) Now, everyone just get a grip! This doesn’t actually mean goodbye or Armageddon (such DRAMA, honestly) and it doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do. It just means you’ll have to do things a little differently.

LinkedIn’s Putting Renewed Focus on Groups, with New Tools and Options (via Social Media Today): Facebook isn’t the only platform making changes these days – if you are in the B2B arena (where LinkedIn’s presence is most keenly felt), these changes to LinkedIn Groups may get you rethinking some of your communications strategy and process. Worth knowing about.

And that’s it for today’s edition of the Modern Parlance News Peruse. What about you all? What are you reading and finding useful these days?

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