Robocalypse Now? Technology, Productivity and Employment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His presentation was based on a paper co-written with Utrecht University economist Anna Salomons. “Is productivity growth inimical to employment?,” But things can change,” said a 2014 Economist article. What’s the impact of productivity growth on employment at the industry level?

The Productivity Paradox: Digital Abundance and Scarce Genius

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite the relentless advances of digital technologies, productivity growth has been declining over the past decade. Demographic change , namely, the declining population and labor force growth around the world, is another potential cause for slow economic growth.

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The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Others argue that while the nature of innovation is definitely changing as we evolve and adapt to an information-based digital economy, it’s impact is no less transformative. IT is now an integral part of the products themselves. Should the company change its business model?;

Unlocking Civilisation Type 1 Through An Open Mind

Luis Suarez

Throughout the year I have been exposed, pretty much like everyone else, I’m sure, to thousands of different ads and marketing campaigns on any kind of topic or product you can probably imagine and through multiple different platforms (whether on TV, radio, newspapers, the Internet, etc.

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Automation and the Changing Demand for Workforce Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The first report , published in November, 2015, explored whether we can look forward to vast improvements in productivity and quality of life, or whether automation will mostly threaten jobs, disrupt organizations, and strain the social fabric.

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Jay Changes Direction

Jay Cross

My history by type of learning is below. Experienced power of having the rIght product for the market, in this case thirty-year-old business people. Mindful people are incredibly productive. My book Aha!

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Knowledge Work Types

Tony Karrer

Thomas Davenport classifies Knowledge Work Types in Thinking for a Living: How to Get Better Performances And Results from Knowledge Workers using a variety of classifications. Within that he then defined the following types of knowledge workers: Transaction Worker - Routine, individual, ex. Think about the following areas: Marketing Sales Product Design Engineering Yes, some portion of the work is routine, but most of the value provided is handling the non-routine.

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Why Online Learning is the Best Type of Learning for Employees


Pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, technologies, companies, and entire cities seem to always in the process of changing for the better. They want to know what type of training employees respond best to so that it can be implemented as soon as possible.

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Climate Change, Waste & Festivals: a collective fight needing a common understanding

Dave Snowden

it also has the potential to mobilise momentum and drive change through the sharing of stories about what people are doing to make the world a better place. Building small, incremental change has always been the complexity mantra. When thinking about change and transformation, we were particularly interested in the idea of apathy, simplicity and the importance of time, e.g. are people thinking ahead or are there “more important things to do”?

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Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products

Tony Karrer

These products promise to automate the process of adding audio to eLearning thereby streamlining and accelerating the production of eLearning courses. Easy to update and change the voice content and subtitles to keep presentations up-to-date.

The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity


Well over half of all companies promote one of these four types of bring-your-own-device policies. A BYOD policy also makes it easy for employees to access corporate data and online training materials, which can increase productivity.

Changing the mechanistic mindset

Harold Jarche

Without fail, in the past five years every new client I have been engaged by has specified one of two things they really wanted to see change in their organizations culture. Work is changing as we get more connected. Visualization is a powerful change agent.

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9 Ways To Increase Your Productivity While Working From Home

Luis Suarez

It’s like a bit of fresh air coming along in small time lapses that would allow you to transition from one task to another rather easily, without losing much of the control of your own productivity. IBM Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017


One industry that is constantly changing is online learning, also referred to as eLearning. This multi-million dollar industry is adaptable and relied upon by a variety of types of organizations including multinationals, nonprofits, businesses, healthcare systems, etc. Corporate Online Learning Trends Can Boost Employee Productivity . They want to know which trends are noteworthy, and which can facilitate a productive workplace.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: 84% vote for change in.

Steve Denning

84% vote for change I reported on Tuesday the shocking statistic that 84% of workers in the US plan to change jobs in 2011. It also shows the futility of changing jobs: when most of the jobs suck, changing jobs won't do anyone much good.

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Chief Learning Officer Job Description: Change Needed

Dan Pontefract

The use of emergent social software platforms as well as formal and informal competence exchange processes, between companies, partners and employees, to improve both productivity and business results. Learnerprise is the combination of Enterprise 2.0 and Learning 2.0 concepts.

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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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Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017


One industry that is constantly changing is online learning, also referred to as eLearning. This multi-million dollar industry is adaptable and relied upon by a variety of types of organizations including multinationals, nonprofits, businesses, healthcare systems, etc. Corporate Online Learning Trends Can Boost Employee Productivity . They want to know which trends are noteworthy, and which can facilitate a productive workplace.

To Really Drive Enterprise 2.0 Forward We Need A Behaviour Change

Dan Pontefract

One key line struck me: Whether using new or traditional technologies, the key to digital transformation is re-envisioning and driving change in how the company operates. Why do I land on productive, and not collaborative, or engaged, or learned, or reciprocal, or connected?

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.

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.” Network Types.

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Change the structure

Harold Jarche

Everywhere this same curriculum instills in the pupil the myth that increased production will provide a better life. However, the collapse of the financial system may force some changes on the education system first.

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NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

Beth Kanter

Last week I facilitated the “ Impact Leadership Track ” at the NTEN Leading Change Summit with John Kenyon, Elissa Perry, and Londell Jackson. Kudos to NTEN for breaking the template on the typical type of events it has hosted. Photo by Trav Williams.

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Driving Productivity Might Revolutionize HR or Kill It

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Driving Productivity Might Revolutionize HR or Kill It by Kevin Wheeler on March 10, 2010 How different is what you do today from five years ago? The evidence shows that increases in productivity significantly lag the investment in tools and process improvements. Then, around 1995 everything changed.

Wow, Did I Ever Fail On This One. But I Learned A Lot, Too.

Dan Pontefract

While in theory and on paper, it made sense to swap out one type of technology education for another, it was a critical error. Network administration is much different from web development, yet we were accepting the same types of students as in ITP.

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Bravais 3.0: Taking Learning Beyond the LMS to Analytics & Personalization


Post Type: Blog post. What should come as news to, well, no one, is that in the age of search, social, mobile, and now, wearable technologies, learner expectations have changed dramatically. Products

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement To Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change

Beth Kanter

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement to Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change – guest post by Meghan Keaney Anderson, Hubspot. In late September news trickled out about a change in Facebook’s Edgerank algorithm that was causing big drops in reach for many branded pages.

More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name”) | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What type of topics would you like to see?

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Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Luis Suarez

The whole thing changed though, when I decided to unfollow everyone on Twitter, and somehow I started to feel the urge of exposing, openly, where I usually spend my time on nowadays while tweeting away. Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

2016 – The Year I Went Mobile Only with My iPad Pro

Luis Suarez

This one, to quote: ‘ Ten years later, having experienced over that time the joy and increased effectiveness of being a freelancer in charge of my own productivity, […] ’, although I would have added as well the following tidbit: ‘ and computing environment ’.

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State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part Two

Luis Suarez

It will help change, or snape, your prospecting on managing things and people. We don’t trust something just because it’s published, we trust it because we link through a human network of some type.

The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

So if there is something out there that it’s killing our very own productivity, it’s not email itself, but our abuse of it that’s killing such productivity.

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Luis Suarez

The number of followers hasn’t changed much in over a year tanking in, pretty much, at 12,250 followers, confirming, once again, no-one ever reads Twitter anymore, nor checks it on a regular basis, because vast majority of people still haven’t unfollowed me accordingly after I unfollowed them.

Transforming the Workplace with Radical Management by Steve Denning

Luis Suarez

Yes, indeed, the good old mantra of “ If a service is free, you are the product “ Well, now more than ever, we are seeing that taking place and on a far too frequent basis helping diminish our own perception of how wonderful social networking tools for business can well be.

The Puzzling Economic Impact of Transformative Technologies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They have great potential from the outset, but realizing that potential requires larger intangible and often unmeasured investments and a fundamental rethinking of the organization of production itself.”. For example , US labor productivity grew at only 1.5%

The Hybrid Experiment

Luis Suarez

That’s why in the last few days, after plenty of pondering and reflecting on several things, I have come to a decision that’s going to start kicking in soon after this blog post: rather I change my own blogging style or … the blog dies.

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. But this type of HR person and function is slipping into history faster than we may imagine as it becomes impossible to regulate and control people, ideas, or information. They don’t see programs leading to improved productivity or profits and that is where HR must improve.

Linkages matter

Dave Snowden

Another equally problematic issue is to get people to realise that how things connect is more important that the nature of the things themselves; especially true when you are trying to change attitudes and beliefs or, god help us all, mindsets. Photo by Puvida Productions on Unsplash.

"Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns" (Forbes)

Mark Oehlert

A powerful tool to help reach this goal is online learning technology, which offers students the ability to learn in ways that match their intelligence types in the places and at the pace they prefer.

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Interview with Margret Schmidt, VP of User Experience Design and Research at TiVo (Part 2)

Adaptive Path

Peter Merholz: In your earlier discussion of the departments involved in product development, Marketing was not mentioned. Margret Schmidt: Marketing is outside of the Product Development organization, and User Experience is inside Product Development. The VP of Marketing is very engaged in the executive reviews of all products and designs. Marketing sets the requirements (like product management does for product) and they are heavily involved in reviews.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Hybrid Models of Capitalism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Error type: Your comment has been saved.

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5 Ways a Learning Function Can Add Value

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World 5 Ways a Learning Function Can Add Value by Kevin Wheeler on August 25, 2009 No function, department, or organization can successfully implement change or achieve excellence unless its long-term purpose is clearly defined. Initiative-Driven This type of learning function drives a corporate-wide initiative or business plan or project.