7th week: 20.12.12 Carolin
This week we summarized what we have done so far. The mind maps below give a brief overview.
6th week: 16.12.12 Anna
In the last week, a lot of interesting things happened with our Blog, Bizinga.
So I took my pencil and notebook out and had a few talks with my colleagues about what they did and what they were going to work on next!
Roi‘s last post, iBlack was all about the surprise he felt when he compared the revenues from the Black Friday Sales from Apple to those from Microsoft. Since he’s a real Apple fan, you might imagine his glee when he found out that Microsoft really didn’t do well that day!
Since his next post will probably be published only after our Christmas break, I confidently expect some reference to Apple’s Christmas Sales next – though in light of our Literature Review, he will probably want to also find some discussions about it. Like for example, whether Apple improved over the last year, how their (maybe Marketing) strategies are for the future, how they expect to keep their market-leading position, etc!
Caro concluded in her last post that Facebook manipulates our Consumer Behaviour. She gave loads of fascinating statistics about how our favorite networking site is also an advertising tool.
Caro works together closely with Lucy, so her next direction might actually go into the direction of the bullying taking place at Apple. It will serve as a combination of her last topics, since Aple is a US firm and Lucys topic, which is workplace bullying. I’m sure there’s loads of experts on that topic, too!
Lucy, on the other hand, has been working on Working Conditions in the U.S., but has also specialized on Workplace bullying. That’ll come in handy when she and Caro go over their posts together – using our Konstanze Model! She herself wants to explore next who is responsible when Workplace Bullying occurs, but especially, how the situation might be improved.
Charlene was totally crazed about Project Management/Current Issues in Management last week. She completely embraced our new research methods and has written very academic posts. In her next work, which will most likely be about Transparency issues, she will probably uncover yet more interesting facts about our aspired future profession: Managers!
Viktoria has hitherto written a lot about languages. You’ll remember her work about English, the Lingua Franca, but especially her last post about web localization and web globalization! She intends to dig deeper into those topics. She’s very fascinated about jobs that require language skills – why, for example, do people abroad look specifically for German native speakers in their internships?
Quite apart from these fascinating topics, we have also changed a few things about our Blog. There will be a new Week-In-Preview Section, where everyone will exclusively write about his/her next post! We are also working on new Mindmaps, as well as improving our About page, so you, our readers, will get to know us even better.
5th Week: 10.12.12 Viktoria
4th week: 02.12.2012 Charlene
Survey about our new Model which works this way: In groups of two, one is posting every second week and the other week giving advice to the partner. Did it work out? I asked around.
Survey Konztanze Model
Third Week: 25.11.12 Lucy
This weeks post are:
- Business Process Philosophy
- The role of trust in the economic crisis
- USA – Land of Opportunity?
- Happy iHoliday
- English – the Business World’s Lingua Franca?
Business Process Philiosophy – By writing this blogpost, Charlene learned to quote correctly and she experienced that other people are talking about the same topic. As she only cited one author, she will be focusing on linking several authors within the next post.
The role of trust in the economic crisis – This blopgost deals with the question how trust in differnt countries affect the economy.
How can trust be measured? Are there recognizable differences in the countries?
USA-Land of Opportunity – This blogpost deals with the so called land of opportunity and its working conditions. I focused on the link between the post before and this one. Furthermore, I wanted it to be very clear and short so I will continue with the working conditions in the next post.
Happy iHoliday – Roi and Anna worked together on this post, new statistic about Apple products and the kids demands for this products.
English – the Business World’s Lingua Franca? – This blog post deals with the English being a bridge language in today’s business world. English language is the language that connects business people in multi national companies. But is it really the Lingua Franca of today’s business?
Second Week: 28.11.12 Roi
During our productive meeting on Wednesday
We create our new group mind map,
to each topic- we added future development ides ( we love to think one step a head)
The star next to the topics represents the name of the author and the topic he/she wrote about on week one)
We all have few ideas, some want to include the IBMAN in the title
And some want to use the Initial and create the group name.
We also discussed that “individually, we are one drop. Together we are an ocean“ , group team will bring out blog as far as possibale and we all looking forward to work together in the same group and see what will happen. good luck to us all!
First Week: 12.11.12 Carolin
Group Leaders: Viktoria, Lucy
Webmaster: Anna, Charlene
Mind Mapper / Tag Edditors: Carolin, Roi
Week-in-Review/ Author Page Editors: due to the fact that we are only 5 people we will split this task. Every week someone else will do this job