The Puzzling Personal Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Yet, despite these impressive advances, for most of this period economies around the world have been stuck in an era of slow productivity growth. Individuals are also experiencing their own version of the productivity paradox. What accounts for this personal productivity paradox?

Social Media Metrics

Clark Quinn

I continue to get asked about social learning metrics. Until we get around to a whitepaper or something on metrics, here’re some thoughts: Frankly, the problem with Kirkpatrick (sort of like with LMS’ and ADDIE, *drink*) is not in the concept, but in the execution. If you’re into an operations group, maybe you want more service or product ideas. Frankly, even activity is a metric.

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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.

Big Data: Running out of Metric System…

Andy McAfee

– its products could work with. It turns out that in the era of big data, we’re about to run out of metric system: Yotta- , signifying 10^24, is the only metrix prefix left on the list.

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.” .

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.” .

Jay’s new book on learning metrics

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

This takes more than jargon and metrics. be looking for more productive projects. products were better than the competition’s. New book: What Would Andrew Do? by Jay Cross & friends. How to sell senior management on the value of learning. Preview and Table of Contents.

What is your organization’s “One Metric That Matters”?

Beth Kanter

The other is about using data to make decisions, but for the start up audience. They have some ideas in common – including finding the “One Metric that Matters.” When you know what the right question is, you’ll know what metric to track in order to answer that question.

Applying Avinash Kaushik’s Best Social Metrics Framework for the New Facebook Insights Data

Beth Kanter

What social media analytics should we pay attention to? And the nuts and bolts questions like, “Given all the Facebook changes , what do I need to understand about the new Facebook metrics and the Insights analytics program?”

Return on Intangibles

Jay Cross

Simply this: Because knowledge has become the single most important factor of production, managing intellectual assets has become the single most important task of business.”. That’s why Return on Intangibles is the most important metric in the CLO’s toolkit. Management Innovation Metrics of organizational learning Profit This article appears in the October 2013 issue of Chief Learning Officer.

Measure what’s important

Jay Cross

Simply this: Because knowledge has become the single most important factor of production, managing intellectual assets has become the single most important task of business. Just Jay Metrics of organizational learning

The Happy Bottom Line

Jay Cross

A meta-study of 225 studies on the effect of happiness in the workplace found that happy employees are 31% more productive, sell 37% more, and are three times as creative as their run-of-the-mill peers. What’s more, you’ll never find an easier way to boost productivity by 31%.

It’s all relative

Jay Cross

There’s no cookie-cutter formula for applying metrics, but there is an underlying process. They ran productive meetings. The Metrics Cycle. There’s no cookie-cutter formula for applying metrics, but there is an underlying process. CLO magazine. Published June 2010.

Decisions, decisions. Business decisions.

Jay Cross

Jay Cross examines decision making on learning at work, and gives the lie to some myths about the use of business metrics. A great industrial worker might be half again as productive as his middle-of-the road peer. Tags: Metrics of organizational learning

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

Luis Suarez

Is it still worth it, is it just a vanity metric , is it an influence metric you can make good use of? Imagine if Twitter decided get rid of that vanity metric , so that we would focus more on the conversations themselves, i.e. on topics, hashtags, events, etc.,

A Rough But Intriguing Metric for School Assessing a School.

Bob Sutton

James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Evidence-Based Management in Action » A Rough But Intriguing Metric for School Assessing a School Principal. What do you think of this metric?  Listed below are links to weblogs that reference A Rough But Intriguing Metric for School Assessing a School Principal : Comments. I am a teacher, among other things, and say can that yes that metric works- to a point.

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

Beth Kanter

With your metrics in hand, you know that visual content like infographics or text overlay images work really well with your audience. … Read More Content You are on a roll!

Data Informed, Not Data Driven: The Subtext

Adaptive Path

I want to introduce you to a UX Week talk called “Data Informed, Not Data Driven&# by Adam Mosseri, Product Design Manager at Facebook. Metrics tend to drive “micro-optimization.&# Tags: Collaboration Decision Support Product Design UX Week Videos

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Why you need to take a Google Analytics approach to measuring learning

Xyleme

Today, L&D measures learning activities through metrics such as time-in-training, completion rates and test scores. Unfortunately, this isn''t the language the rest of the business speaks, because these metrics don''t prove that the provided training is working.

Reinventing management: The transition from hierarchy to self.

Steve Denning

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

Luis Suarez

Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Open Business Open Leadership Personal KM Productivity Tools Tools and Gadgets

What Are the Chances of Pragmatic Pathways for Social Business?

Luis Suarez

Focus on Metrics That Matter : That is, focus on the operating metrics , the essential KPIs of each and every business. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!

Luis Suarez

Benefits & Metrics (With plenty of anecdotal evidence, and success stories from fellow IBMers who were facing real problems and found real solutions with social technologies). IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Charles Jennings

Effective Metrics for Learning and Development I wonder what Shaw would think if he saw the way learning and development is predominantly measured in organisations today. These time-honoured metrics developed for an industrial age are not the answer. A parallel path to learning metrics.

Interview with Margret Schmidt, VP of User Experience Design and Research at TiVo (Part 3)

Adaptive Path

What did it take to make the site more of an extension of the TiVo product experience? As the company evolved the web site did too, and we added product features like online scheduling, and we enhanced customer support tools. Once the redesign was complete, we immediately jumped into the metrics to figure out what needed to be tweaked, and then launched further updates to the home page, “What is TiVo?&# , and “Shop&# based on what what was working, and what wasn’t.

What’s the CEO want to see

Clark Quinn

If it’s in sales, we should see more proposals generated, higher success rates, lower closing times, lower closing costs, and other such metrics. In operations, we might see fewer errors, more experiments, more new product ideas generated. Whatever method, whether xAPI or proprietary, we should be tracking activity and correlating with business metrics. At least, initially, and then the overall increase in innovation metrics would be appropriate.

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

Dan Pink

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? Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video.

friday’s good finds

Harold Jarche

Some folks reach a conclusion without any evidence to support their claim … I’m Sorry, But Those Are Vanity Metrics , via @timkastelle. Vanity metrics are surface-level metrics.

Institutional Innovation - I Have a Dream

John Hagel

Performance metrics: Shift from financial results to addressing unmet needs. Sure, financial metrics will still matter, but the metrics that will matter the most will involve the ability to address more effectively the evolving needs of key stakeholders, with a focus on customers. Everyone talks about transformation these days, but the term is used so loosely that it’s begun to lose all meaning.

Re-thinking Workplace Learning: extracting rather than adding

Charles Jennings

The focus can no longer be on learning and learning metrics, but on performance and performance metrics. A decade ago the Corporate Executive Board published a report detailing the findings of a study into the role managers can play in employee development.

The Rise of Global, Superstar Firms, Sectors and Cities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The more products or services a platform offers, the more consumers it will attract, helping it then attract more offerings, which in turn brings in more consumers, which then makes the platform even more valuable. For cities, metrics include GDP and personal income per capita.

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Two-Speed IT Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Align technology and production systems with business goals. . Focus on agile product development to enhance customer engagements. . Encourage product managers to think about digital experiences rather than discrete applications or components. . Digital Product Management .

The Global Business Environment: Success or Struggle?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Deloitte’s Shift Index aims to understand the long term transformations in the global business environment by tracking 25 metrics over more than 40 years. These metrics provide a comprehensive picture of the evolution and impact of advances in digital technologies and changes in public policy over that time span. Yet, the Shift Index metrics keep uncovering evidence that their long term outlook is deteriorating. US labor productivity has risen almost 2.5

Strategy Made Simple - The 3 Core Strategy Questions

John Hagel

  Too many people still view differentiation as a matter of features and functions in the product or service they are trying to deliver to the market.  Financial metrics, while important at one level, are ultimately lagging indicators. Many people have moved beyond financial metrics to operating metrics like customer churn rate or lead-times to introduce new products and services to market.  But, operating metrics are just the beginning.

Newspapers, Paywalls, and Core Users ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

This may be the year where newspapers finally drop the idea of treating all news as a product, and all readers as customers. Taken together, these events are a blow to the idea that online news can be treated as a simple product for sale, as the physical newspaper was. The easy part of treating digital news as a product is getting money from 2% of your audience. Clay Shirky. « Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis.

What Machine Learning Can and Cannot Do

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To the contrary, automating parts of a job will often increase the productivity and quality of workers by complementing their skills with machines and computers, as well as enabling them to focus on those aspect of the job that most need their attention.

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A Novel Method for Measuring the Value of Free Digital Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Gross domestic product (GDP) is the basic measure of a country’s overall economic output, based on the market value of all the goods and services the country produces. GDP is essentially a measure of production.

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The Demise of Advertising Business Models

John Hagel

A new metric - return on attention (ROA). Growing power is simple – as consumers, we have far more choice regarding products and vendors, more information about those choices and more ability to switch from one vendor to another if we don’t feel that our needs are being met. This challenge will only intensify as we see growing fragmentation of product and service businesses. It will certainly vary by product or service, but there are some broad opportunities to be explored.

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The Evolution Toward Digital Supply Chains

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The traditional supply chain has evolved over the years as a crucial process used by many companies for the production, handling, and/or distribution of their products or services.

Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Gross domestic product (GDP) is the basic measure of a country’s overall economic output based on the market value of all the goods and services the country produces. GDP is essentially a measure of production. economic growth; but if our metrics of performance are flawed, so too.

Supporting self-managed team learning in the organisation

Jane Hart

Helping to identify appropriate performance metrics to measure success - not by using traditional learning metrics or even social activity metrics – but in terms of actual job, team or business results.

A Glimpse at the Emerging Trends of Service Design

Adaptive Path

Service experiences and how they are designed affect consumers’ quality of life, their productivity, enjoyment, and ability to accomplish their goals. What are the big trends in service management that service designers need to know?

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Open Letter on the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over time, these innovations transformed the economy, re-shaped the institutions of society, and ultimately led to the creation of all kinds of new, more productive industries and many new kinds of jobs. .

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