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Keeping pace with change can be tough for companies, as well as people. This top 5 list of SAP Business Trends stories discusses what’s new in employee incentives, workplace expectations, collaboration and more.

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Engagement and loyalty are vital to a successful workplace — gold watches as retirement gifts are not.

5 Reasons the Gold Watch Mentality Must Die

The cheesy gold watch as a retirement gift tells the tale of an outdated workplace full of old-fashioned rewards and perks. Meghan M. Biro opens the chapter on a brave new world that offers meaningful incentives and amenities that address what employees really need.

Design for Millennials

Why make models to estimate a product category’s market size when you could just Google it? Chris Mark forecasts digital natives’ expectations for technology in the workforce, especially good design and an entirely new enterprise experience.

One Simple Tool to Make Your Work More Meaningful

Seven out of 10 Americans are not engaged at work, and many of those employees negatively impact their organizations. Amira Polack shares a simple equation to help people align their purpose and their work.

Is it Time to Rename the Cable Industry?

Top U.S. cable providers have more broadband subscribers than cable TV customers, making these companies multi-dimensional service providers. John Ward looks at their other services, such as home security and automation solutions, and what they mean for the industry.

Who is responsible for Social Collaboration?

“Social collaboration is really teamwork 2.0,” according to Patrick Willer, examines what keeps big enterprises from establishing a strong foundation for social collaboration — and what you can do about the social collaborative state of your company.

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