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.

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 !

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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

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?

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.

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).

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.

The enterprise products with disruptive potential for 2014

Dion Hinchcliffe

While there are plenty of new products emerging to challenge organizations in the way they plan, drive, deliver, and support the business, it helps to understand the leading players. CXO Cloud Consumerization Emerging Tech IT Priorities Reviews Software Leadership

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

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.

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. .

Fourteen game-changing enterprise products for 2014

Dion Hinchcliffe

As enterprise technology often struggles to keep up with the consumer world, here are the high impact products breaking into the mainstream with excellent chance to help companies keep up and get ahead. CXO Cloud Emerging Tech IT Priorities Software Tech Industry

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?

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.

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. Sarah Cooper – 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings.

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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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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.” What is your secret to being productive?

Total Institutions, Productivity, and Unemployment

Bob Sutton

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.    See this 2011 infographic on The Overworked American.   About a third of Americans feel chronically overworked. 

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?

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.

The 6 essential lessons of a satisfying, productive career

Dan Pink

Just in time for graduation season, Johnny Bunko is here to remind you of the 6 essential lessons of any satisfying, productive career: 1. There is no plan. Make decisions for fundamental, not instrumental, reasons. Think strengths, not weaknesses. What do you consistently do well?

The 6 essential lessons of a satisfying, productive career

Dan Pink

Just in time for graduation season, Johnny Bunko is here to remind you of the 6 essential lessons of any satisfying, productive career: 1. There is no plan. Make decisions for fundamental, not instrumental, reasons. Think strengths, not weaknesses. What do you consistently do well?

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. Xyleme Product AnnouncementsAnnouncing Pastiche 2.4! Pastiche 2.4

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.

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?

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.

Three Models of Knowledge Production

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It should be contrasted with some alternatives: knowledge production as mining - on this view, data is like a raw material that is searched for and retrieved. knowledge production as growth - on this view, data is like a raw material that serves as a nutrient or growth medium.

The lowdown on Pastiche™ 1.2 from the product developer

Xyleme

We believe that it’s a revolutionary product that will change the way organizations define blended learning and we’re proud of our continued work on its development. You have probably heard the (rather exciting) news of Xyleme’s new “iPad app that creates apps” - Pastiche™.

Can a tomato make you more productive?

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity Self-management ToolsMy quest to get more and better work done is endless — but not nearly as endless as my willingness to blab about that quest with anyone who’ll listen.

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.

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.

Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th

Beth Kanter

I have learned a lot – and the results have helped me be way more productive (and drop a lot of pounds toos!). I’ll be doing a Guidestar Webinar on health and productive meetings on Feb. Flickr Photo by Lynn Friedman.

The Secret Sauce for Productive Nonprofit Meetings that No One Talks About

Beth Kanter

So much of our work life is being in meetings, but many times are a participant, not the meeting leader. What can we do as a participant to make meetings more productive? Flickr Photo by Iain.

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!

Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

Beth Kanter

Activities are designed to support organizational wellness for greater productivity and morale boosts. Studies confirm that creative activities – painting, drawing, dancing, playing music, theatre, or singing – can improve employee productivity and skills.

The enterprise products with disruptive potential for 2014

Dion Hinchcliffe

While there are plenty of new products emerging to challenge organizations in the way they plan, drive, deliver, and support the business, it helps to understand the leading players. Enterprise Software

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.

3 cheap and effective productivity apps

Dan Pink

The idea is similar to Jerry Seinfeld’s ruthlessly elegant productivity tip. Personal Productivity Self-managementNeed a life-hack fix? Got a couple bucks? Here are three cool iPhone apps that will help you track your journeys, value your time, and meet your goals: The first app is the delightfully named Wonderful Day. Set up your goal in Wonderful Day (I’ve established two: running at least 3 miles and writing at least 400 words).

Travelling for work: 7 principles for productivity and value

Ross Dawson

Many others have shared good advice on these topics so here I’ve just tried to stick to some of the things that matter most to me in making my travel productive and valuable. Over the last 9 weeks I’ve been on a plane every week, have been on 26 flights or inter-city trains, and delivered 28 keynotes or workshops across 8 countries. This week I will be at home all week. I have long had the concept of “the right amount of travel”, that is enough but not too much.

6 new pitches for selling your product, your idea, or yourself

Dan Pink

One of my favorite chapters in To Sell is Human is Chapter 7 — titled “Pitch.” ” In those pages, I describe research from Kimberly Elsbach of the University of California-Davis and Roderick Kramer of Stanford University that reshaped my notion of what pitches are actually for.