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Serving Experience As The Product

Adaptive Path

The experience is the product. Whether we talk about greeting cards, mobile apps, or vacation get-aways, the experience is the product.

Productivity tools for the networked workplace

Harold Jarche

These tools are ubiquitous in business and government, so I have agreed to write a few articles on how they can be used to improve work productivity.

UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design

Adaptive Path

In this interview, Josh and I talk about the current trends in digital product design, and where those trends might be heading.

cupcakes: the secret to product planning

Adaptive Path

The first model shows the “dry cake&# approach that many organizations plan out new products and experiences. Model #1: Dry Cake.

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These new types of products alter industry structure and the nature of competition, exposing companies to new competitive opportunities and threats. 

From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, digital technologies and lots of information have been eroding the power of large-scale mass production.  First is middle-class stagnation. 

Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What do we mean by the production of services ?  Production includes both manufacturing and ICT-enabled services. 

Continuous learning : it’s a mindset not a technology or product

Jane Hart

In this fast-moving world, we constantly need to learn new stuff. So how can organisations support continuous learning at work? It […].

Fourteen game-changing enterprise products for 2014

Dion Hinchcliffe

As enterprise technology often struggles to keep up with the consumer world, here are the high impact products breaking into the mainstream with excellent chance to help companies keep up and get ahead. CXO Cloud Emerging Tech IT Priorities Software Tech Industry

9 Ways To Increase Your Productivity While Working From Home

Luis Suarez

IBM Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingHowever, it * does* work! And I’m loving it! Priceless! Grrr).

As more jobs are automated, how many of us will still have productive work?

Ross Dawson

The post As more jobs are automated, how many of us will still have productive work? The area under the curve covers all US employment.

Healthy and Productive Nonprofit Meetings: What Does the Research Say?

Beth Kanter

”   Many of these practices are used at companies that pride themselves in having productive meetings. Flickr Photo by Haldane Martin.

The Secret Every Successful Nonprofit Leader Knows About Being Productive

Beth Kanter

What is your secret to being productive?   Do you manage your energy versus your time?  Is this part of your nonprofit’s work culture?

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

How are nonprofits folks strengthening their personal productivity muscles in 2015? Personal Productivity Mindsets. Mindfulness

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The Materials of Digital Products

Adaptive Path

The first was a commitment to craft and an understanding of its importance to the final product's quality. The second was a sense of pragmatism and, for lack of a better word, accountability for how the design would impact the final product. I have the good fortune of having a number of industrial designers as friends.

The 6 essential lessons of a satisfying, productive career

Dan Pink

Just in time for graduation season, Johnny Bunko  is here to remind you of the 6 essential lessons of any satisfying, productive career: 1.

The 6 essential lessons of a satisfying, productive career

Dan Pink

Just in time for graduation season, Johnny Bunko  is here to remind you of the 6 essential lessons of any satisfying, productive career: 1.

Total Institutions, Productivity, and Unemployment

Bob Sutton

This isn't an original idea, but it has been gnawing at me lately.    As we all know, unemployment in the U.S. remains frighteningly high -- and is in worse in many parts of Europe.    We still haven't really dug our way out of the meltdown.    See this 2011 infographic on The Overworked American.

Learning is the main driver for productivity

Harold Jarche

EskoKilpi – “Learning is the main driver for productivity. ” by @snowded. It matters who you teach. ” by @JayCross.

Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

Beth Kanter

Activities are designed to support organizational wellness for greater productivity and morale boosts. Our values reflect this commitment.

Productivity Tips on Presentations: Inform, Inspire and Motivate

Luis Suarez

Shouldn’t we be aiming at addressing that productivity overkill and do something about it? Seriously. That’s a huge problem.

Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th

Beth Kanter

” I have cut out non-productive work time where I sit at my desk and can’t concentrate! I hours. All made a commitment to change.

Angry Birds and productivity at work: why distractions can help

Ross Dawson

billion of worker productivity is lost to playing Angry Birds. today that workers already do a number of things that are not considered productive – like going to the bathroom or talking to colleagues without any actual loss in productivity. Let’s work on getting better productivity.

The Secret Sauce for Productive Nonprofit Meetings that No One Talks About

Beth Kanter

Look Out for Others: While this is the role of the meeting leader, it is a great way to contribute productively to meetings.   Meetings

Products

Clark Quinn

I don’t usually talk about products, particularly ones I’ve received as opposed to have chosen. The nice thing as opposed to the apps is that it works where there isn’t cellphone connectivity. The interface generally maps well to my goals, and I can usually figure out how to do the unusual things. Caveat emptor.

The enterprise products with disruptive potential for 2014

Dion Hinchcliffe

While there are plenty of new products emerging to challenge organizations in the way they plan, drive, deliver, and support the business, it helps to understand the leading players. Enterprise Software

Productivity and Employment (and Technology): In the Jaws of the Snake

Andy McAfee

It’s a graph of American labor productivity growth and employment growth for the whole post-war period. suggest you do the same.

More research: browsing for fun at work boosts productivity

Ross Dawson

My post yesterday about Angry Birds and productivity at work: why distractions can help has generated some good discussion.

Can a tomato make you more productive?

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity Self-management ToolsWhat-the-heck-o? Some Pink Blog readers, no doubt, have heard of it. CherryTomato. Pomodoro for Mac.

Three Models of Knowledge Production

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

knowledge production as growth - on this view, data is like a raw material that serves as a nutrient or growth medium. Here's what I think.

Why Do We Keep Insisting On Killing Productivity?

Luis Suarez

decided to kill my own productivity? That, right there, is already 8 hours of lost productivity! Well, how can I put it? And here is why.

Concept Sketches on Product Pages

Adaptive Path

Garmin has recently released a product called the Tracker. They put a concept illustration right on the product page. Essentially: “The GTU 10 is small, lightweight and waterproof. For the ability to automatically route to your GTU 10, you can use a Garmin nüLink!™ device.&#. So it’s kind of creepy.

Travelling for work: 7 principles for productivity and value

Ross Dawson

Many others have shared good advice on these topics so here I’ve just tried to stick to some of the things that matter most to me in making my travel productive and valuable. This week I will be at home all week. have long had the concept of “the right amount of travel”, that is enough but not too much. Happy travels!

Xyleme Product Update: Pastiche 2.4 for the iPad – Content monetization and more

Dawn of Learning

Users can browse your catalog of products directly within the app and pay to get access to the content they are interested in. Pastiche 2.4

6 new pitches for selling your product, your idea, or yourself

Dan Pink

One of my favorite chapters in To Sell is Human is Chapter 7 — titled “Pitch.” You can watch it below. To Sell is Human

6 new pitches for selling your product, your idea, or yourself

Dan Pink

One of my favorite chapters in To Sell is Human is Chapter 7 — titled “Pitch.” You can watch it below. To Sell is Human

3 Must-Have Productivity Tools for Creating Visual Content for Social Channels

Beth Kanter

You are on a roll! Keep calm and create some text overlay images! Make sure your text does not occupy more than five of the boxes. 3. But wait!

3 cheap and effective productivity apps

Dan Pink

The idea is similar to Jerry Seinfeld’s ruthlessly elegant productivity tip. Set Personal Productivity Self-managementNeed a life-hack fix? Got a couple bucks? Here are three cool iPhone apps that will help you track your journeys, value your time, and meet your goals: The first app is the delightfully named Wonderful Day.

Vivid Sydney: Flexibility, diversity, and productivity at the heart of the future of work

Ross Dawson

Here are quotes from some of the other speakers to give a sense of what they will be covering: “Successfully matched job share pairs will address triple bottom line for businesses including increased productivity, diversity and flexibility” – Sarah Liu , Co-founder of Gemini3. Future of business Future of work

Services, Production and Clouds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Services, along with their creation and consumption, have been difficult to define.  So, like many others, I have discussed services and their attributes in contrast to what they are not - physical products that are generally manufactured in factories.  Kushida. Apple‘s iPod is more than an attractively designed mp3 player.