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9 Overall

9 Applicability

9 Innovation

8 Style


Contemporary shopping means giving up personal data. Some organizations gather similar data about their staff members. Every email, phone call, e-calendar entry and pass card swipe in the workplace forms a detailed profile of each employee. With this data, firms can tailor training, coaching and assignments to individual workers. Leerom Segal and Aaron Goldstein – leaders of Canada’s Klick Health – and writers Jay Goldman and Rahaf Harfoush explain that knowing your workforce intimately is as important as knowing your customers. Klick uses artificial intelligence that analyzes data and gives advice on training, hiring and firing for the benefit of companies and their workers. Whether you agree with this approach to talent management or think it could portend an invasion of privacy, getAbstract recommends the authors’ findings and fascinating stories to CEOs, CIOs, HR and IT managers, and anyone concerned about privacy issues.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How firms use workplace data to gain detailed knowledge about employees;
  • How they use that data to improve employee performance and engagement; and
  • How to gather and utilize data to create a more harmonious, effective workplace.

About the Authors

Leerom Segal, Aaron Goldstein and Jay Goldman lead Klick Health as CEO, COO and vice president of technology, respectively. Rahaf Harfoush is an author, technology consultant and entrepreneur.



Outdated Management Practices
Many organizations manage employees today the way companies managed workers a century ago. In the industrial era, workers were interchangeable. Rigid hierarchies and a strict command-and-control system characterized assembly-line management. Today, the workforce...

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    Marguerite Berger 2 years ago
    This seems like a re-boiled summary of a consulting report. nothing new here.
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    Pik Lertsavetpong 3 years ago
    Who vote this book for 9?
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    Chris Short 3 years ago
    summary is too long
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    Duncan Parkes 3 years ago
    A solution looking for a problem. I'm 
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    Andrew Dickinson 3 years ago
    Some interesting moral and value based questions to be answered around the use of ambient data for employees. 

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