Products

Clark Quinn

I don’t usually talk about products, particularly ones I’ve received as opposed to have chosen. However, there are a couple of mentions worth making: GOOD. I won a copy of Navigon. I’d always wanted a GPS, but didn’t want to buy one, figuring they’d get outdated. I was glad to get it, as Google Maps wasn’t allowed to do turn-by-turn on the iPhone. I’ve used it a number of times, and have been very satisfied.

Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?

Luis Suarez

Apparently, our productivity as employees has been plummeting since the mid 70s. Yet, productivity still is very weak and we don’t seem to succeed in figuring out who (or what) is to blame for that. Yes, indeed, you are reading it right, since the mid 70s !

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.” .

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?,” Their paper addressed three major questions: Has productivity growth threatened employment, especially in advanced economies?

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.

cupcakes: the secret to product planning

Adaptive Path

The cake model of product strategy is actually two different models for how to evolve and improve the scope of a product over time. The first model shows the “dry cake&# approach that many organizations plan out new products and experiences.

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

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?

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

An equally optimistic view was expressed in another excellent article, - How Smart Connected Products are Transforming Competition , - published in the November issue of the Harvard Business Review by Michael Porter and James Heppelmann. . IT is now an integral part of the products themselves.

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.” .

Productivity Tips on Presentations: Inform, Inspire and Motivate

Luis Suarez

Yes, I know, another article on the topic of Productivity , although this time around with a slightly different flavour: how can we improve the way we deliver messages through presentations? Shouldn’t we be aiming at addressing that productivity overkill and do something about it?

Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud-based services require a much more standardized, mass customized , process oriented, industrialized approach to production , including the application of advanced technologies and rigorous science, engineering and management methodologies. .

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. Workplace Productivity and Well Being . The blue zone is productivity and as you can see it peaks in the morning (8-10 am) and (4-6 pm).

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!

UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design

Adaptive Path

In this interview, Josh and I talk about the current trends in digital product design, and where those trends might be heading. Adaptive Path UX Week Design Digital Product Design Global Moxie Jesse James Garrett Josh Clark

Learning products

Harold Jarche

Heike Philp recently made this comment in response to Media & Messages : What I am sorely missing right now are ‘learning products’. To me a product has product specifications (specs) just as much as a computer has a list of specs or software has a list of features.

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. Their average productivity growth in the 5 years between 2000 and 2004 was 2.4%. The waning of the mid-1990s productivity boom.

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. IT has to make us more productive, smarter.”. Office 365 productivity tools from Harold Jarche.

From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

All kinds of new products and services, like Airbnb, are now coming to market. Mass production was a defining hallmark of the 20th century industrial economy, bringing high productivity and low costs to a wide variety of offerings, - from household appliances to hotel chains.

Workplace Productivity

Tony Karrer

One of the favorite quotes I used to use during presentations was Drucker - The most important contribution of management in the 21st century will be to increase knowledge-worker productivity. Complexity of Productivity for Knowledge Work Productivity is defined as: the ratio of the quantity and quality of units produced to the labor per unit of time For some knowledge workers, we can reasonably define things this way.

Continuous learning : it’s a mindset not a technology or product

Jane Hart

In this fast-moving world, we constantly need to learn new stuff. In the workplace, this is particularly important, as I showed in an earlier blog post, where Jacob Morgan talks of the future employee moving from “knowledge worker” (knowing stuff) to “learning worker” (learning new stuff).

First 'Productive Time' Chart

Nine Shift

Here''s the first chart that distinguishes Productive Time from unproductive, what I would call wasted, time. It''s a comparison of travel time via car, plane and train from St. Paul to Chicago

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. In the next post we'll discuss the requirements of voice modulation and pronunciation for these products.

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.

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.

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.

Nice production on consumption

Doc Searls

At Consumer Choice , Judi Clark has a nice interview with Jerry Michalski , Tara Hunt and myself. I learned a lot. Highly recommended.

More research: browsing for fun at work boosts productivity

Ross Dawson

My post yesterday about Angry Birds and productivity at work: why distractions can help has generated some good discussion. In summary, those who surfed the web for fun while at work were 9% more productive than those who weren’t allowed to do so.

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

Ross Dawson

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?

8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

Beth Kanter

Many times our meetings are highly productive, but sometimes meetings can be boring, frustrating, and a complete waste of time. What if you tried different processes to increase engagement or productivity?

The Causes and Costs of Lost Productivity in Nonprofit Workplaces and How To Avoid It

Beth Kanter

These three things not only cause a lot of stress and can lead to burnout, but also end up costing a lot of money in wasted time and lost productivity. Meetings As Murder: Meetings that are not well designed or pointless are also huge productivity drains.

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Productivity and Employment (and Technology): In the Jaws of the Snake

Andy McAfee

It’s a graph of American labor productivity growth and employment growth for the whole post-war period. After that point they started to diverge, with labor productivity continuing to grow nicely while employment growth leveled off, then turned negative during the Great Recession.

Great Products Don’t Need Customer Service – “La Bicha”

Luis Suarez

I tell you, if I were the owner of “La Bicha”, I would be extremely worried, at best, at having such incredibly negative feedback about my place and my products. Yes, of course, I am talking about Apple and its wonderful products.

The Materials of Digital Products

Adaptive Path

The first was a commitment to craft and an understanding of its importance to the final product's quality. The second was a sense of pragmatism and, for lack of a better word, accountability for how the design would impact the final product. I loved to hear designers take execution into account during the creative process due to the fact that I was someone who was often responsible for creating the final product.

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.

How divergence in labor productivity is shaping the future of work

Ross Dawson

One of the most important issues is divergence in labor productivity, mentioned as the fourth point under Labor Productivity in the Economic Structure section. There are many broader issues in shifts in labor productivity that I’ll come back to another time.

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.

Why Teleworkers Are More Productive

Nine Shift

During our Executive Leadership Institute a few weeks ago I started writing an article on why teleworkers are more productive. Less 'watercooler' conversation and other non-productive office activities. Teleworkers tend to work when they are most productive.

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. We’ve long been leveraging technology to help increase productivity.

Healthy and Productive Nonprofit Meetings: What Does the Research Say?

Beth Kanter

In preparation, I’ve been studying the research and best practices for productive meetings. ” Many of these practices are used at companies that pride themselves in having productive meetings. What Research Says About Productive Meetings and Conference Calls.

Concept Sketches on Product Pages

Adaptive Path

Garmin has recently released a product called the Tracker. They put a concept illustration right on the product page. Essentially: “The GTU 10 is small, lightweight and waterproof. It easily attaches to a backpack, pet collar or whatever is important to you. [Y]ou Y]ou can view the location of your GTU 10 on a map from the friendly confines of your computer.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

The first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. But maintaining productivity, especially online, can be challenging. What is personal productivity? How are nonprofits folks strengthening their personal productivity muscles in 2015?

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