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.

Global Arbitrage and the Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about The Productivity Puzzle , - namely that despite our continuing technology advances, the US and other developed economies have experienced a sharp decline in productivity growth over the past 10 to 15 years.

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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. Many of the products we spend the most on and spend the most time with are platforms for services.) Serving experience as the product.

Global Arbitrage and the Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about The Productivity Puzzle , - namely that despite our continuing technology advances, the US and other developed economies have experienced a sharp decline in productivity growth over the past 10 to 15 years. So far, though, economists have failed to reach consensus on the causes of the productivity growth slowdown or indeed the relative significance of the various arguments,” wrote McKinsey.

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?

IT, Productivity and Organizational Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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% This period of slow productivity coincided with the rapid growth in the use of computers in business, giving rise to the Solow. As the US recovers from the financial.

Why Do We Keep Insisting On Killing Productivity?

Luis Suarez

decided to kill my own productivity? And I am not just referring to the things we can do ourselves to avoid those productivity killers, since I am sure we all know how we could get rid of each and everyone of those!, That, right there, is already 8 hours of lost productivity!

Learning is the main driver for productivity

Harold Jarche

EskoKilpi – “Learning is the main driver for productivity. Productivity of learning determines the speed of productivity improvement.” Tweet Here are some of the insights and observations that were shared via Twitter this past week.

Productivity Tips for the Mobile (Social) Knowledge Web Worker – TweetBot, Pocket, Evernote

Luis Suarez

And since lately I keep traveling quite a bit and spend more time on the road than at my home office, I thought it would be a good time exploring how I can improve my overall knowledge Web worker experience using various social networking / productivity tools while on the road.

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.

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

TOPYX LMS

One industry that is constantly changing is online learning, also referred to as eLearning. Corporate Online Learning Trends Can Boost Employee Productivity . They want to know which trends are noteworthy, and which can facilitate a productive workplace. Read on to discover a few online learning trends that can bolster company culture and increase employee productivity in 2017. 3 Corporate Online Learning Trends That Can Boost Employee Productivity in 2017.

Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017

TOPYX LMS

One industry that is constantly changing is online learning, also referred to as eLearning. Corporate Online Learning Trends Can Boost Employee Productivity . They want to know which trends are noteworthy, and which can facilitate a productive workplace. Read on to discover a few online learning trends that can bolster company culture and increase employee productivity in 2017. 3 Corporate Online Learning Trends That Can Boost Employee Productivity in 2017.

?Beyond “I hate green:” Managing Productive Visual Design Reviews

Adaptive Path

When talking to clients about the more subjective aspects of visual design, we’ve found these techniques help frame the conversation and lead to more productive feedback. Write this on board for reference. Both client and team can refer back to these notes for reference.

6 Tips for Nonprofits to Combat Digital Distraction and Improve Productivity

Beth Kanter

The word itself is an abbreviation for ‘no-mobile-phone-phobia’ and refers to the anxiety you feel when you don’t have your mobile phone handy or have a signal. Here’s more advice about disrupting non-productive use of your mobile phone and avoid addiction.

Ah, movie production…how I both love and loathe you.

Adaptive Path

The production was filled with many of the joys, trials and tribulations of most shoots I’ve been on (thus, the love/hate), and I thought I’d share a few of my favorite reminders and learnings. The director sets the tone of the production experience with their first words and interactions with the crew. Do a quick run-through of the entire performance at the onset of production to establish the big picture in everyone’s mind. Now refer back to #8.

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

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? This visual reference keeps me grounded, gives me purpose, and helps me to see the bigger picture. How do you stay as productive as you want to be? Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter.

Lesson #1 From Pandora: The PCs’ Return to being Productivity Tools

Adaptive Path

Even 3% comes from internet-connected TVs ( reference ). Extrapolating further, I think there’s a chance to re-embrace the PC as a productivity tool. What does a PC look like when it’s not an any-purpose device, but suited to creativity and productivity tasks? Just a couple years ago, Pandora was laying people off , fomenting concern over survival. Just a few weeks ago, they announced tremendous growth.

The Evangelist, the Priest and the Monk?

Martijn Linssen

Tracing it back, this is where it started: David ended that Twitter day with building is harder than tearing no doubt referring to this debate. Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Monday, 4 October 2010 The Evangelist, the Priest and the Monk?

Four Ways User-Generated Content (UGC) Can Make its Way into.

Xyleme

Home > Learning Content Management , Social Learning > Four Ways User-Generated Content (UGC) Can Make its Way into Formal Learning Four Ways User-Generated Content (UGC) Can Make its Way into Formal Learning January 20th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment This past week, I’ve been reading and referring to Jane Hart’s article The State of Social Learning Today and some Thoughts for the Future of L&D in 2010 quite a bit. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Employee Engagement is not about Buzz Word Bingo

Dan Pontefract

I’ve always (personally) felt that an engaged employee will be far more productive than a disengaged employee. Richard Axelrod refers to it as plug ‘n play activities. . Everyone now … “Bingo” engagement organization productivity

Should Companies Block Access to Digital Tools?

Luis Suarez

Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #6

Luis Suarez

So this week’s themes would be Utilities, Productivity, Healthcare & Fitness, Reference and (Social) Collaboration. General Interest iPad iPhone Knowledge Tools Productivity Tools Tools and Gadgets #elsuapps

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Power Shift – People Running Companies by Apple?

Luis Suarez

My levels of productivity and effectiveness have never been the same anymore. IBM Innovation iPad iPhone Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Paying Attention

John Hagel

Esther reminded us that recent references to the attention economy are heavily influenced (directly or indirectly) by a seminal article on "The Attention Economy and the Net" by Michael Goldhaber on the subject many years ago.

A World Without Email – Year 3, Weeks 29 to 51 (The Email Starvation Continues…)

Luis Suarez

By far, as plenty of folks have been highlighting over the course of the last few weeks ; but what I can certainly state , based on my own experiences, and the various links I have been including in this blog post as reference materials (Lots of great insights in each and everyone of them!),

Google Plus – Who Owns the Filter Bubble?

Luis Suarez

Collaboration Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools For a good couple of years I have been a huge fan, and big advocate, of what I think is one of the most empowering and refreshing social networking tools out there: Google Plus.

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #8

Luis Suarez

Thus, for this week, I’ll be recommending apps in the areas of Business, Productivity, Photography, Music and Reference – News. . General Interest iPad iPhone Knowledge Tools Productivity Tools Tools and Gadgets #elsuapps

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How to Train Your Customers Using an Extended Enterprise LMS Training System

TOPYX LMS

They keep organizations afloat by purchasing products and services, as well as by referring new customers. But customers only continue purchasing from a company and referring new customers if they’re satisfied with their experience. Customers are the heartbeat of your company.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

To get us started I thought it would be a good entry point to refer folks to the last article I published on this topic over here in this blog, where I covered the latest progress report up to Year 3, Week #51.

Snap Bird – Experimenting with Curation of Live Tweeting at Conference Events

Luis Suarez

All in all with the main premise behind all of that fun and play to figure out new methods to become more productive, effective and efficient at what I have been aiming all along: work smarter, not necessarily harder.

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

Luis Suarez

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

Announcing Bravais 1.2!

Xyleme

This enables users to cross-reference the data with other data sources within their organizations. News Xyleme Product AnnouncementsBravais 1.2

Don’t Underestimate the Power of (Social) Collaboration. It Is Not a Given

Luis Suarez

Prem , put together an article where he was reflecting on a recent research study by Gartner (Strongly recommend going through the links he references to get a better grasp of what the survey tried to accomplish), where some really interesting data came up; the most thought-provoking piece was probably that one where it was mentioned how Social Networking (for business) wasn’t a top priority for CIO’s out there in 2012. Here are those productivity wasters: .

Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Luis Suarez

Perhaps a whole lot more productive than trying to figure out, or troubleshoot, why I can’t get connected in the first place. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Metablogging Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise Work Life Integration

Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent

Luis Suarez

For those folks who may not have heard about it, I am referring to IBM’s Technology Adoption Program , a.k.a. The new version caught on throughout the company and eventually led to a product that IBM offers to its customers “ That is a very inspiring, and dead on!,

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Blogging – Full Meals and Spanish Tapas

Luis Suarez

Basically, an introduction of the idea, development of the same idea with links and interesting references to similar ideas, and share a conclusion as a result of it that will hopefully trigger some kind of reaction out there, anywhere, any which place, at any given time.

Staying Healthy – 11 Ergonomic Tips for Avoiding RSI

Luis Suarez

I already do this with a couple of tips… First, my all time favourite preferred productivity tool to help me stay away from RSI by giving me plenty of reminders throughout the day to take frequent breaks.

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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!

My Top 10 Reasons Why I Bought an iPad 2

Luis Suarez

Quality: What can I say about quality that hasn’t been said already about Apple’s products? Yes, good quality products would do that to you. What makes a good product enchant your customers?

The Awesomeness Factor: Cameron Gray on Agile and UX

Adaptive Path

When I looked at what it would take to build a new product I knew we would need to hire a significant number of new developers and create a process for product development. We are also spending a fair amount of time working on further integrating the Product and QA teams into our process. The important thing to remember is that Agile is a prescription for product development not for people management. Agile is a prescription for product development.

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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Imagining the Future of the Touchscreen iPod nano

Adaptive Path

The iPod nano already has a radio, which allows what we jokingly refer to as “live podcasting&# and “wireless audio streaming.&# Tags: Mobile Product Design Technology Trends iPad iPhone A Brief History of the Future. In 1991, Mark Weiser of Xerox PARC wrote an article for Scientific American titled The Computer for the 21st Century (PDF link here ).