February Report: Trains

Nine Shift

H ere's our February Report: Trains. The 100 biggest cities generate 80% of the nation’s productivity. We move closer to the end of our story. Society enters fully into the new economic age of the Knowledge Society of the 21st Century, and the countdown begins. . World. Trains are gaining on cars. -Eurostar is adding another train from London to the continent, promoting the train's 80% less pollution as a way to save the human race (it is).

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The MIT Work of the Future Report

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“The world now stands on the cusp of a technological revolution in artificial intelligence and robotics that may prove as transformative for economic growth and human potential as were electrification, mass production, and electronic telecommunications in their eras,” said the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future in its recently released interim report. The final report will be issued after conducting additional research over the next year.

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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. But, in the US and other advanced economies, productivity growth has significantly slowed down over the past few decades. From 1987 to 2004 US labor productivity grew at a 2.1% Since 2011, the productivity rate has further declined to 0.6%. . US labor productivity grew at only 1.5%

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 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. Some contend, - most prominently Northwestern University economist Robert Gordon , - that over the past few decades there’s been a fundamental decline in innovation and productivity. We’ve been living in a time of major transformative technologies, - the Internet, smartphones, IoT, big data, AI - whose deployment and impact on productivity growth are still lagging.

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.” .

Remote Work is Surprisingly Productive, But For Many… Something Is Missing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite having to switch from face-to-face to audio and video interactions, overall productivity actually went up as measured by several metrics. His article discussed two separate productivity case studies, one focused on working from home (WFH), the second on working from anywhere (WFA). A 2018 paper evaluated the difference in productivity between WFH and WFA programs, based on the experiences of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

How much more productive are teleworkers?

Nine Shift

We say teleworkers are 25% more productive than office workers. Home-based workers from Best Buy, JD Edwards, and American Express are 20% to 40% more productive than employees who travel to work. Studies show a 15 percent increase in productivity among remote employees, and demonstrate that remote employees achieve results in fewer hours and often of higher quality. AT&T realizes $100 million in savings per year from Teleworker productivity increases.

Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement

Luis Suarez

Because those of you folks who may have been following this blog for a while would realise now how, a couple of months ago, we just went through the 5th year anniversary since I first started “ Thinking Outside the Inbox “, then how it evolved into “ A World Without eMail ” and how it all comes back to basics, eventually: that is, live a successful, purposeful, effective and rather productive work life without depending so much on corporate email.

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Solow Paradox 2.0: The Lagging Impact of Technology Advances on Productivity Growth

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Our aging economies are thus dependent on productivity gains to drive long-term economic growth , future prosperity and higher standards of living. Which is why few topics have generated as much concern among economists and policy makers as the sharp decline in productivity growth in the US and other advanced economies over the past decade, - despite accelerating technology advances. Their average productivity growth in the 5 years between 2000 and 2004 was 2.4%.

Productivity tools for the networked workplace

Harold Jarche

These tools are ubiquitous in business and government, so I have agreed to write a few articles on how they can be used to improve work productivity. A Forrester research report - The Total Economic Impact Of Microsoft Office 365 Midsize Customers – describes these collaboration needs of mid-size companies: “Everyone being able to work in a collaborative environment is essential. IT has to make us more productive, smarter.”.

End of year report

Dave Snowden

We've now published a revised version of it as an annual report and it makes for good reading. It gives some idea of the growth in our network and the increasing number of projects as SenseMaker™ matures as a product. At our Christmas party in Singapore a few weeks ago, Angelina put together a slide set about the various events over the last year here in Cognitive Edge.

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Become a More Productive, Empathetic, Creative Person With the Help of AI-Based Tools

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite dramatic advances in technology, most of the world’s economies have been stuck in a long period of slow growth and slow productivity. In a recent article in the MIT Sloan Management Review , MIT Research Fellow Michael Schrage proposed a provocative and counterintuitive approach for enhancing innovation and productivity through man-machine collaborations. We’ve long been leveraging technology to help increase productivity.

Xyleme Product Update: Pastiche 2.4 for the iPad – Content monetization and more

Xyleme

Users can browse your catalog of products directly within the app and pay to get access to the content they are interested in. also includes the following additional features: Reports. Get reports on books uploaded, users in the system, groups and sales and export them in a CSV format to process the data in tools like Microsoft Excel. User Reports! Xyleme Product AnnouncementsAnnouncing Pastiche 2.4! Pastiche 2.4

Xyleme Product Update: Pastiche 2.4 for the iPad – Content monetization and more

Xyleme

Users can browse your catalog of products directly within the app and pay to get access to the content they are interested in. also includes the following additional features: Reports. Get reports on books uploaded, users in the system, groups and sales and export them in a CSV format to process the data in tools like Microsoft Excel. User Report. Xyleme Product AnnouncementsAnnouncing Pastiche 2.4! Pastiche 2.4

Stop Days: The Secret To Nonprofit Productivity

Beth Kanter

The video chat provided a nice opportunity to have conversation in real-time about the relationship between self-care and workplace productivity. discussed the issue in relation to remote working staff and how to address some of the common issues that hinder group and individual staff productivity. Workplace Productivity and Well Being . The chart above comes from a recent study on the link between well being and workplace productivity and the impact of office design.

Berlin cognitive science safari: report

Mind Hacks

Part of this fallacy is to think that perception is trivial, but another important part is to think that perception is about the production of images of some sort. Perception is the production of meaning, not the production of images. So I’m back from my time in Berlin at the BMW Guggenheim Lab. As announced previously , I was there to give a talk about how perception works, and how cities control our perception.

Per Question Reports

Tony Karrer

We have recently been exploring putting more coursework online and have experimented with the Articulate line of products. First, having worked on custom LMS, LCMS, Authoring projects and being pretty deeply familiar with SCORM, it's easy to blame the LMS for poor reporting on per-question reporting, but its very hard for an LMS to create generic reports that work well across all the variations that you run into.

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Impressive startups! Report from PushStart Australian accelerator Demo Day

Trends in the Living Networks

They also are looking to create an ecosystem in which other developers can build add-on products. It received good feedback so the team has built a next-generation product. They have a reach of extended families, to which they can recommend products relevant to the children. Premium features can include additional storage for videos, and they can also sell customised products. They are looking for $500K for product development and marketing. .

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Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017

TOPYX LMS

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. The post Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017 appeared first on TOPYX.

Productivity Tips for the Mobile (Social) Knowledge Web Worker – Mophie, Gum Max and Logitech

Luis Suarez

As I have mentioned on my last blog post , here’s a follow-up entry for today where I’m going to pick things up from where I left them around some additional Productivity Tips for the Mobile (Social) Knowledge Web Worker. you may be working, just to keep up with your productive day work. How do we keep our productivity levels up while on the road? . And very happy to report they are and haven’t walked back ever since! .

The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity

TOPYX LMS

A BYOD policy also makes it easy for employees to access corporate data and online training materials, which can increase productivity. Of all the benefits listed here, increased productivity usually pleases company leaders most. Some organizations choose to implement BYOD solely for the purpose of augmenting productivity. Dell Study Shows Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity. Scott Campbell, writer for CRN, reported on the study.

Your product may no longer be your product

Harold Jarche

But research is our product. I would surmise that ten years ago it was easier to sell a research report than it is now. That means a customized research report for me that’s different than one for somebody else. When I started this blog six years ago I knew that I would “giving away&# my thoughts for free. Some might say that’s all they’re worth.

Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017

TOPYX LMS

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. The post Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017 appeared first on TOPYX.

As more jobs are automated, how many of us will still have productive work?

Trends in the Living Networks

The report notes that: “Our findings suggest that recent developments in [Machine Learning] will put a substantial share of employment, across a wide range of occupations, at risk in the near future. The post As more jobs are automated, how many of us will still have productive work? There has been a lot of press the last few days about a paper The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation?

Leveraging Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Government Productivity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On October 6, the Technology CEO Council released its report One Trillion Reasons: How Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Productivity Can Save Taxpayer Money and Enhance Government Services. The report identifes a set of recommendations aimed at reducing US government spending by one trillion dollars over the next decade. But for both public and private, the more productive and efficient the operations, the more can be delivered at the lowest cost.

The Secret Every Successful Nonprofit Leader Knows About Being Productive

Beth Kanter

In his words: “For nearly 15 years, I’ve been making the case — in my writing and with corporate clients — that employees can be more productive by working fewer hours and taking more time for rest and renewal during the work day.” This means I have to be careful about scheduling my too many back-to-back work chunks without breaks which can be an energy and productivity zapper. What is your secret to being productive? Flickr Photo by udithawix.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: The product-to-service.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Saturday, 21 August 2010 The product-to-service financial ratio Yesterday I saw a tweet by Frank Scavo : Chatting with a vendor about implementation cost to software license cost ratios. Back to the topic : there is a clear, direct and fairly linear relation between the initial cost of a product, and the additional cost(s) involved servicing it. In big IT companies, there isnt much enthusiasm to be found for selling Open Source products.

Happy, Focused, and Productive: There Is An App for That!

Beth Kanter

Productivity. This app will give you a regular report as well as what apps you are using. The Pomodoro method and app is one way to avoid the productivity loss of procrastination. As soon as you tick off completed tasks, you add new ones. Tracking what you have done allows you to track what you have accomplished and reflect on it, not bury myself in busyness. Here’s a guide to this useful productivity habit. Image by Ayyamsyria.

Rescuing The Reporters ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

A Speculative Post on the Idea of Algorithmic Authority » Rescuing The Reporters. During the talk, I ran through various strategies for funding local reporting, including an idea I first saw articulated by Steve Coll that reporters should become employees of non-profit entities. The AP provided most of that days news, and the cost of running a wire story is tiny compared to employing a beat reporter.). Locally reported news? Rescuing The Reporters. [.].

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. Suddenly productivity began to climb and averaged 2.6

Total Institutions, Productivity, and Unemployment

Bob Sutton

  I am pleased to report that I recently learned that they are engaged, so I guess it was the right choice. 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. 

Conversation with Tom Stewart: intellectual capital, new reporting, finance and strategy

Trends in the Living Networks

The field of ‘intellectual capital’ proclaims that for many companies the most valuable productive assets are intangibles such as knowledge and business processes, and these need to be measured and managed better. Audit firms see new revenue streams in intangibles reporting. Financial executives must learn new reporting techniques. Until recently the uptake of intangibles reporting has been slow, but the pace is picking up.

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

Dan Pink

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. Browse Similar Posts: Motivation , Personal Productivity , Tools. This is a great tool, productivity tracking = awesome! We praise each other for being so productive and forgive each other when the day wasn’t as fruitful as we’d hoped. Dan, I currently do this weekly with my reports.

One Simple Tip To Increase Your Productivity at Your Nonprofit Job

Beth Kanter

The header to this cartoon in the article is “ Be Realistic About Your Productivity Goals.” And, of course, we have all experienced attempting to get a task down and not allocating enough time. Block out time on your calendar from 60-120 minutes and take on a particular project that requires high concentration like writing proposals or reports, or creative thinking and planning. Sarah Cooper – 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings.

Why A Performance Evaluation Systems Is Vital (Plus How to Create One)

TOPYX LMS

Performance evaluation systems are particularly helpful to companies with remote employees since staying in touch with and evaluating the performance and productivity of those who work from home can be challenging without an established system in place. LMS Reporting Corporate LMS remote training

Pastiche 2.6 from Xyleme now available

Xyleme

is an offline player for iPad and Android tablets that tracks and reports scores from interactive courses to the LMS. Then, when you land or get to the hotel and access the Internet, the score can then be reported back to the LMS. Products Post Type: Blog post. Pastiche 2.6 This new feature of Pastiche allows your nomad and field learners to download and take courses on their tablets and complete them on their time, regardless of connectivity.

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Employee Engagement is Still Poor but it Does Drive Bottom Line Results

Dan Pontefract

But I was grinning ear to ear when I saw the following graphic (and accompanying words) from a recent Gallup report entitled “ How Employee Engagement Drives Growth “: Gallup states: Gallup researchers studied the differences in performance between engaged and actively disengaged work units and found that those scoring in the top half on employee engagement nearly doubled their odds of success compared with those in the bottom half.

How True Advertising Can Save Journalism From Drowning in a Sea of Content

Doc Searls

His prime example is the Newark Star-Ledger , “which almost halved its newsroom eight years ago,” and “has mutated into a digital media company requiring most reporters to reach an ever-increasing quota of page views as part of their compensation.”. Walt concludes, It’s no easy task to either make money online as a publisher or to advertise your product in a world where attention is so fleeting and divided.

Announcing Bravais 1.2!

Xyleme

provides the ability to track and report on all the content published to and from the Bravais TM cloud platform, no matter the device from which the content is being accessed. ProductsPost Type: Blog post. Bravais 1.2 Effectiveness can now be measured by individual piece of content, such as video clips, specific topics, lessons, and interactions. Long gone are the days where you can only track if the entire course was downloaded and completed. read more.

Pastiche 2.6 from Xyleme now available

Xyleme

is an offline player for iPad and Android tablets that tracks and reports scores from interactive courses to the LMS. Then, when you land or get to the hotel and access the Internet, the score can then be reported back to the LMS. Products Post Type: Blog post. Pastiche 2.6 This new feature of Pastiche allows your nomad and field learners to download and take courses on their tablets and complete them on their time, regardless of connectivity.

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Pew Internet Report on Networked Workers: Shocker - Its a Blessing and a curse

Mark Oehlert

( link to report ). I'm trying to get my head around this first stat from the report - I'd love some help - " Just over half of American adults (53%) say that they are currently employed with full or part-time work " So 47% of American adults are not employed with full or part-time work? 56% of Networked Workers report some at-home work and 20% say they do so every day or almost every day.

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #3

Luis Suarez

Of course, I will report back in this post next time around I get a chance to use it to confirm how accurate and helpful it may well be, thus stay tuned!] . General Interest iPad iPhone Knowledge Tools Productivity Tools Tools and Gadgets #elsuapps . Last week I didn’t have much of a chance to put together another blog post from the My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week series, as I was away on a short holiday break to Barcelona, Spain.

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