The Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Economic growth has two main components, productivity growth and the growth of the labor force. I ncreasing productivity is thus more crucial than ever to promote economic growth. From 1987 to 2004 US labor productivity grew at a 2.1% The Difficulty of Measuring Productivity.

How Playing Games at Work Can Help Boost Your Productivity

Luis Suarez

all of them having been blamed, over the course of decades, for being responsible as well for people’s lack of productivity and for getting us all far too distracted from real work. But what happens *if* playing games actually makes you *more* productive?

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning. Some Mobile Learning Predictions for 2011 Mobile learning will get its own identity.

cupcakes: the secret to product planning

Adaptive Path

The cake model of product strategy is actually two different models for how to evolve and improve the scope of a product over time. The first model shows the “dry cake&# approach that many organizations plan out new products and experiences.

Review: SharePoint Conference 2011

Dan Pontefract

I recently had the opportunity to attend and speak at SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, California along with roughly 8,000 other attendees. This was the first SharePoint conference since the Fall of 2009.

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 loved to hear designers take execution into account during the creative process due to the fact that I was someone who was often responsible for creating the final product.

CommunityBuilders: The State of Community Management 2011 with Rachel Happe

Luis Suarez

So I am pleased to share over here with all of you “ The State of Community Management 2011 with Rachel Happe “ That’s right! IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology

Luis Suarez

A couple of months back you would remember how I put together a couple of posts over here in this blog where I shared some of the highlights from the recent Social Business Forum 2011 event, which took place on June 8th in Milan, Italy.

A Gathering in Washington DC on May 12-13, 2011

Steve Denning

I am happy to announce with Seth Kahan that this tradition will continue—with some changes—on May 12-13, 2011. The fact that it also happens to be ultra efficient and productive is another big plus, because that means that the economics will drive it forward.

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson

Luis Suarez

It was one of those great presentations that makes you think about the daily challenges we all face when confronting work and our own productivity and how by shifting gears and opening up to social tools, we may find plenty of solutions to the problems we face today.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

That’s why I’m including this entry as part of the “Reflections from 2011″ series. I know, a long time ago, but still worth while sharing across before we catch up with 2011′s, don’t you think? NO EMAIL DAY (@NoEmailDayHQ) December 30, 2011. .

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. The fact someone is spending time playing a game or browsing doesn’t mean a productivity loss,” Mr Dawson said. “It’s The fallacy that humans can be consistently productive at knowledge work for 8 hours is not helpful.

Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011. List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia - Ross Dawson , May 31, 2011. CERT and performance support - Clark Quinn , May 31, 2011. Monday Video – Doodling - Nancy White , May 31, 2011. MoveOn Co-Founder Talks Social Networking - Jay Cross , May 31, 2011. 5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload - Luis Suarez , May 4, 2011. A big question - David Weinberger , May 1, 2011.

The lowdown on Pastiche™ 1.2 from the product developer

Xyleme

We believe that it’s a revolutionary product that will change the way organizations define blended learning and we’re proud of our continued work on its development. You have probably heard the (rather exciting) news of Xyleme’s new “iPad app that creates apps” - Pastiche™.

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We wanted flying cars - instead we got 140 characters,” is how PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel succinctly expressed this sentiment in a 2011 New Yorker article. . In many companies, smart, connected products will force the fundamental question, What business am I in? ” Another very big deal.

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Reflections from 2011 – The Year of Mobile, Again

Luis Suarez

It’s even more interesting when some of those conversations have been going on around what we have done and learned in 2011 and right off it all turns into personal reflections for what’s happened throughout the year. At least, in 2011 with yours truly.

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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. In summary, those who surfed the web for fun while at work were 9% more productive than those who weren’t allowed to do so.

Friday’s Finds for 2011

Harold Jarche

I call it Friday’s Finds and here are some of the more notable finds during 2011. In today’s knowledge economy, the motivation of workers is a key determinant of productivity. Tweet Every Friday I review what I’ve noted on Twitter and post a wrap-up of what caught my eye.

A critical point in the MegaTrend of Creative Enablement: DSLRs are revolutionizing video production

Ross Dawson

One of the biggest, broadest, most important trends of the last few decades has been how technology has democratized the tools of creation and production. Now the means of production are in place to fulfil the massive emerging demand for video.

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Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Indeed, mark your calendars as well for the Social Business Forum 2011. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

The Future of Work Is Learning

Luis Suarez

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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. It easily attaches to a backpack, pet collar or whatever is important to you. [Y]ou Y]ou can view the location of your GTU 10 on a map from the friendly confines of your computer.

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

Luis Suarez

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Reflections from 2011 – Is Employee Engagement Still a Myth?

Luis Suarez

A cool new (free!) productivity tool | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). September 13th, 2011. productivity tool At the heart of most organizations is a disconnect. It’s not a magic elixir for anybody’s productivity woes. Browse Similar Posts: Motivation , Personal Productivity , Tools. Dan Pink. Contact.

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – Get Social, Do Business!

Luis Suarez

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The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social EnterpriseOver at the BrainYard , my good friend, Rachel Happe , put together, just recently, a rather interesting and insightful blog post under the heading “ Got Culture?

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How Meaningful, Smarter, Freelance Work Is Redesigning the Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

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Reclaim Blogging – On Why Your Blog Still Is Your Best Personal Branding Social Tool

Luis Suarez

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Google Plus and Twitter – How They Work for Me Hand in Hand

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingIt’s been over a month since I first started making use of Google Plus. Yes, me, too!, I still can’t believe I have been there for that long already!

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

In that year, IBM decided to productise all of those wonderful social interactions and create, as a result of it, a single product: IBM Connections , formerly known as Lotus Connections. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Productivity Tools Social Computing

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Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). February 10th, 2011. Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? Trackback: Purple Pointr on February 12, 2011. Speaking Agent on February 10, 2011. Nate on February 10, 2011. David Siteman Garland on February 10, 2011.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingI heart Activity Streams. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

Flash Dead for eLearning

Tony Karrer

In February of 2011, Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash , I pointed to the smart moves by Rapid Intake to work around this problem. Authoring Tool Companies => you must immediately talk to your product roadmap and how you will be able to deliver HTML 5 content.

Total Institutions, Productivity, and Unemployment

Bob Sutton

  See this 2011 infographic on The Overworked American. 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.    At the same time, the hours worked by Americans remain incredibly high.    About a third of Americans feel chronically overworked. 

Services, Production and Clouds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. The distinction between products and services blurs, as physical products are increasingly embedded into service-based solutions, where the clients pay for the services they receive, not the products embodied in the solutions. He views cloud computing as being primarily a story of production.

The Evolution of the Knowledge Web Worker

Luis Suarez

Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing“ A knowledge worker is someone who gets to decide what he or she does each morning “, by Thomas A.

Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest

Luis Suarez

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Social Media at Work

Luis Suarez

There are a bunch of people out there who have been claiming all along how most knowledge workers out there are all marketers, in their own terms, and for those products they are really passionate about.

I Have Seen the Future of Retail…

Andy McAfee

A March 2011 article in the Los Angeles Times by Alena Semuels highlighted that the retail industry has been automating rapidly. … and it looks like this: This is the main checkout area at the Walgreens at the corner of North Avenue and Wells St. in Chicago.