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.

AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, at the same time, productivity growth has significantly declined over the past decade, and income has continued to stagnate for the majority of Americans. Economists have proposed competing explanations for declining productivity growth and so far have failed to reach a consensus.” .

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“Flexible Security”: A Sensible Social Policy for our Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Or, do we also need social policies to promote job creation and assist workers who’ve lost their jobs? One of the Foreign Affairs articles, - The Next Safety Net: Social Policy for a Digital Age by Nicolas Colin and Bruno Palier , - offers some answers to these questions. “As

Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It will undoubtedly transform the information technology (IT) industry, but it will also profoundly change the way people work and companies operate. What do we mean by the production of services ? Production includes both manufacturing and ICT-enabled services.

AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, at the same time, productivity growth has significantly declined over the past decade, and income has continued to stagnate for the majority of Americans. This puzzling contradiction is addressed in Artificial Intelligences and the Modern Productivity Paradox , a working paper recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Economists have proposed competing explanations for declining productivity growth and so far have failed to reach a consensus.” .

The Challenges of Automation in a Fast Changing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report is divided into two sections: The Case for Action , which explores how automation impacts the economic security and opportunity of American workers, and Policies for Shared Prosperity , which outlines a policy agenda for addressing automation’s challenges and opportunities.

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Game-Changing Basic Research: Benefits and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over time, the innovations moved from the research labs to product development, and from there to the marketplace. But, technology and market environments have drastically changed in the intervening years. Productivity needs to increase by at least 50 percent.” .

The Changing Workplace: Networks

Nine Shift

Moving one''s workplace organizational structure, and thinking, from a pyramid to a network is #3 of our Top 7 changes for a successful workplace in the 21st century. Thus the people are more productive, the organization more profitable (or efficient in the case of a government agency).

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Changing the world of work

Harold Jarche

Change Agents Worldwide has just released its first ebook featuring 21 views on the future of work. We believe change is coming fast to the enterprise. Setting out to “change the world of work” is an ambitious goal.

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IT, Productivity and Organizational Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

crisis , economic policies that encourage capital investment and job creation must be our top near-term priorities. But, to achieve long term economic growth, as well as gains in our standard of living , the US must also focus on innovation and productivity growth. US labor productivity - “the amount of goods and services that a laborer produces in a given amount of time” - grew at only 1.5% But, starting in the mid 1990s, US labor productivity surged to over 2.5%.

The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity

TOPYX LMS

IBM MobileFirst gives an excellent definition of BYOD: “ Bring your own device (BYOD) is an IT policy where employees are allowed or encouraged to use their personal mobile devices—and, increasingly, notebook PCs—to access enterprise data and systems.

Changing where you work is changing your job

David Weinberger

But it seems clear to me that Marissa Mayer was sending a signal with this policy, for surely there are some people who were working productively from home. So, if the new policy is a signal and is not actually required to save Yahoo, then I think she has underestimated how disruptive a signal it is. [To CNN.com has posted my op-ed about why where you work is not about the quality of your life so much as about the substance of it.

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Data Science and the Changing Nature of Research and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Establishing productive collaborations between academia and industry has been difficult. Organizational structures and cultural attitudes are not keeping up with changing realities. But, it all started to change over the past 20 - 25 years.

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Changing times

Harold Jarche

There are 8 drivers for this change: 1. There is a strong imperative for continuous learning – the world is changing so fast that we need to continually update our knowledge, skills and productivity. Informal and social learning approaches fit this need better than staccato formal learning … via @ roundtrip – 10 ways the “world of work&# will change in the next 10 years @ Gartner_inc “non-routine&# work = adaptive innovative.

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Measuring the Forces of Long Term Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Intel co-founder Gordon Moore described what became known as Moore’s Law in a 1965 paper where he observed that the number of components in integrated circuits had doubled every year since their invention in 1958, and predicted that the trend would continue for at least ten years, a prediction he subsequently changed to a doubling every two years. The Foundation index has been growing at a ten percent CGR since 1993, and is the primary driver of all the other changes.

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The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To illustrate the incredibly fast pace of change, Friedman noted that in the short time-span since World is Flat was published, we were already transitioning from a connected to an increasingly hyperconnected world.

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Changing Nature of Work: The Labor Recession Will Outlast the.

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Changing Nature of Work: The Labor Recession Will Outlast the Economic Recession by Kevin Wheeler on February 28, 2010 Negotiating the conditions of employment, hedging one job with another, being wary of accepting full-time jobs that put at risk other work or that compromise skills — those are becoming the normal patterns for accomplished professionals.

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

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Personal Productivity (14). productivity tool At the heart of most organizations is a disconnect. It’s not a magic elixir for anybody’s productivity woes. Dan Pink. Contact.

Transmedia — Making Change Across Mediums

Beth Kanter

Transmedia – Making Change Across Mediums by Danny Alpert, Executive Director, Kindling Group and Executive Producer, See3 Communications. I became a documentary filmmaker to tell meaningful stories that explore social issues and inspire change.

Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth Kanter

Almost tend years ago, they co-wrote “Net Gains,” one of the first practical handbooks on building and working in networks for social change. They have joined forces and along with John Cleveland, have written “ Connecting to Change the World.”

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

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Personal Productivity (14). Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? How do you stay as productive as you want to be? Comment Policy: First time comments are moderated.

The (slightly) surprising truth about family-friendly workplaces.

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Personal Productivity (14). The (slightly) surprising truth about family-friendly workplaces Do family-friendly policies like childcare subsidies and job sharing increase productivity and profits?

3 equations that can change your life | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Personal Productivity (14). 3 equations that can change your life Chip Conley is a rare bird. Comment Policy: First time comments are moderated. Dan Pink. Contact.

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Does giving teachers bonuses improve student performance.

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Personal Productivity (14). One of the hottest ideas in education policy these days is tying teacher pay to student performance on standardized tests. Dan Pink. Contact.

The R3 Lab Welcomes Adaptive Path

Adaptive Path

To be mindful of the environmental, cultural, societal, and economic implications of the information, products, and services they bring forth. I have been invited to bring Adaptive Path’s approach to designing for Real Product Ecosystems. We are accountable for the information we put out into the world just as much as we are accountable for the products and services we design.

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The Girl Effect – catalyzing positive change | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

As some of you know, I have been a champion of the GiGis (Girl Geeks in service of the World Cafe community) and have long been a (prejudiced) champion of females in changing the world. Women who are catalyzing positive change. And the importance of change the world and start at home.

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TIBCO's Silver Fabric - a golden lining

Martijn Linssen

I attended TIBCO's PaaS workshop, where they showed and demoed Silver Fabric - the product that has come forth from the DataSynapse acquisition in September 2009. Those stacks can be subjected to allocation policies and visibility, all serving one and the same user, account and / or role.

Guest Post: Adejare Amoo on an Industrialist’s Role in eLearning in Africa

Nancy White

As for Adejare’s post I love this line: “The higher education institutions in Africa need to follow the industrialists’ innovation concept and good practice policy, whereby they start their projects on a clean slate, think big, start small, fail quickly, and scale fast, using ICT.

The Third Wave of the Digital Economy - Promises and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Countries can welcome it, prepare for it, and ride it to new heights of innovation and prosperity, or they can ignore the changing tide and miss the wave,” writes Robert Atkinson in The Task Ahead of Us. They need to make the next-wave digital evolution a central policy goal.

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Reflections from 2011 – The Year of Mobile, Again

Luis Suarez

It’s helping shape up and change radically all aspects of our society as well as the corporate world. It’s essentially helping change who we are and what we do. Trying to stay connected, while on the road, to keep being productive with the Social Web.

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Is HR Relevant and Does it Matter? | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Few believe that HR significantly contributes to employee performance, productivity, sales or profits. They write policies that try to regulate the ways employees can interact with each other and the outside worlds. While there are usually rules and policies, they are often much simpler and less “policed” than those of large organizations. They don’t see programs leading to improved productivity or profits and that is where HR must improve.

Facebook and the User Experience of Privacy

Adaptive Path

Although few of them would describe it this way, many of the people agitating for change to Facebook are really asking for changes to the user experience, not to Facebook’s policies or even functionality. Tags: Information Architecture Product Design This recent graphic from the New York Times summarizes the chief complaint with Facebook quite nicely.

COVID-19 & Leadership

Dave Snowden

The resulting data will be used to better understand how to globally scale this distributed capture and further generate partnerships for policy work and investment. With the wider threat of climate change, we need to seize the opportunity to create a more aware and resilient society.

Three ways to spread your idea and boost your satisfaction before.

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Personal Productivity (14). Aaker and Smith examine the science underlying social media and behavioral change. Comment Policy: First time comments are moderated. Dan Pink. Contact.

AI, Automation and the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On December 20, the White House released Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy , a new report that investigates how AI will likely transform job markets over time, and recommends policy responses to address AI’s impact on the US economy. Technology and Productivity Growth.

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Pencil as Power Tool | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Personal Productivity (14). Pencil as Power Tool A few years ago, I took a five-day drawing class in New York City that changed my life. Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity?

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Our Top Tips for Managing from Home

Xyleme

And I always keep a virtual “Open Door” policy so my team members know I am always available if they need anything.”. Product Management Team – Florida, USA. Managing from Home' Tips from Our Experts. Working from home is one thing, but what about managing from home?

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Innovation, Fundamental Research and Universities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. The lead article set the stage when it said, "Rapid and disruptive change is now happening across new and old businesses.

The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It applied a bottom-up modeling methodology to estimate the potential economic value of these various applications, including productivity improvements, time savings, better asset utilization and reduced accidents. . Public Policy.

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The Urgent Need to Strengthen the Nation’s Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These included a significant expansion of government support for scientific research in universities and R&D labs, leading to product innovations from the private sector and better weapons from the defense industry, - and making the US the most prosperous and secure nation in the world.

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4 Tips to Make Online Employee Training More Effective for Remote Workers

TOPYX LMS

For companies across all sectors, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything, from the way they conduct business to the health of their bottom line.

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Are Innovation and R&D Yielding Decreasing Returns?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the pace of technological change, we tend to think of our age as the most innovative ever. Since the 1970s, US productivity and income growth have dipped sharply except for an Internet-driven productivity boost between1996 and 2004.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

product?&# – are just windowdressing on products that are still essentially geared for Collaboration 1.0. Whose products at present come closest to enabling Web 2.0-style collaboration and interaction in enterprise environments? products that lack the ability to produce “meaningful&# RSS feeds. But I’d like to change the question or better said ask those who ask it to rethink their question. The feeling is a reflection of a change.