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Zugata: Helping Enterprises Create a High-Performance Culture

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

“Our people are our most important asset.” Most enterprise organizations have a statement similar to this within their mission statement or organizational values. The problem, however, is that the human resource (HR) systems they use to manage employee performance and development are now ineffective in a world of dynamic, fluid, and self-organizing teams.

Zugata believes that it can help organizations take a fresh approach to employee and organizational performance management — one that it built to specifically address the challenges and needs of a post-industrial world. The company’s product integrates with the systems that knowledge workers use to communicate and collaborate. From that data, the platform builds what the company calls a “social graph” that describes how employees interact. Using the social graph, the product essentially crowd-sources feedback from the people with whom each employee works most closely.

The company powers this dynamically-created and continuously evolving 360-degree feedback loop using an algorithm that ensures that providing feedback doesn’t become a full-time job, but also uses forms of gamification to ensure that employees provide this much-needed feedback. Moreover, the company employs research-based models to help tie this feedback to specific employee roles and behaviors.

The result is an employee portal that provides continuous feedback and helps employees identify and act upon development opportunities. The company aims to help organizations create high-performance cultures aligned to the dynamic nature of modern enterprise teams by empowering employees to harness the feedback of those with whom they work most closely and take the lead in their own development.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at pr@intellyx.com.

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.