Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: December 2009

Future of Work

This is the December 2009 issue of our free monthly newsletter, Future of Work Agenda. 2009 has been tough year for just about everyone we know. Based on data from numerous case studies of both success and failure, we are convinced that a systematic approach to selecting a BCC location will promote a positive business outcome. We welcome comments on any of these articles. You can also access the newsletter directly on our website, at this link.

October Jobs Report Reveals Highest Wage Growth Since 2009

Extensis

The data from the October Jobs Report was highly anticipated, and the statistics are very encouraging as we move towards the end of 2018. Let’s take a closer look at the results

Work Design Collaborative and Realcomm Team Up for Realcomm Summit 2009

Future of Work

Prescott, Arizona – April 21, 2009 – Work Design Collaborative, LLC, is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Realcomm Conference Group, LLC , a global leader in providing education, information and networking opportunities for the commercial real estate industry, to present a work design summit at Realcomm 2009. The Future of Work | Mobile Workforce Summit” will be held Monday, June 22, 2009, from 1:00 to 5:00pm at the Chicago Hyatt Regency. “We

Are Knowledge Workers the New "Blue Collar" Workers?

The Bamboo Project Blog

But in knowledge work, this is heightened so that our perceptions are often "concept-driven," rather than data-driven.

Augmented Reality and the Future of Learning & Work

The Bamboo Project Blog

Through the augmented reality program in the phone, real estate data appears next to each house, including the price of the house, its address, etc. First, as if we needed another reminder of this, memorizing facts, data, etc.

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conversation matters: What Do We Get From Conversation That We Can't Get Any Other Way?

Conversation Matters

Validation also provides seekers the certainty that they have done enough background work, saving the seeker the time it would take to gather further data.

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Where Knowledge Management Has Been and Where It Is Going- Part Three

Conversation Matters

I am using it in quite a different sense here, to mean the knowledge that is derived from the confluence of diverse perspectives and data from across an organization and that is brought to bear on important organizational issues. In 2009, 500 people working with social media in the U.S.

We Learn (When We Listen) When We Talk

Conversation Matters

In these meetings individuals exchange their data, conclusions, reasoning and questions with others. The title is a bit of an exaggeration, but intended to make the point that contrary to common belief, our own articulation of an idea adds to our understanding of that idea. At face value that doesn’t make much sense, after all we must know what we think about an issue; how else are we able to talk about it? But the reality is that what we don’t necessarily know what we know.

Bringing the Flow of Knowledge to a Standstill by Speaking with Conviction

Conversation Matters

If we were to put the speaker on the spot and ask him if there was even the remotest possibility that he could be wrong about Iran or that some data might be available to the listener of which he was unaware, the speaker would undoubtedly acknowledge that there is always room for doubt. One type of work I do with organizations is to analyze how organizational members talk to each other in ways that encourage or prevent knowledge from flowing between them.

A-Space (Facebook-like) Is Making a Difference Across the U.S. Intelligence Community

Conversation Matters

This report provides an overview of an exploratory scientific, qualitative study conducted by the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) Knowledge Laboratory in April- June of 2009. Analysts, faced with a stream of data from a multitude of sources have the task of finding patterns in that data that will be useful to decision makers. It requires creating hypotheses and testing them against the data and interpretations of others.

Information Literacy and Habits of Mind

The Bamboo Project Blog

But to some extent, we seem bound to find data that supports the patterns we already see, as opposed to seeing new patterns in the data. The point is, that while we think we see the data, what we really are looking at is our preconceived idea of what that information means.

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A Moneyball Pioneer On Why Baseball Data Has Feelings

Visier

In this new profile series, we sit down with interesting people and ask them to share the various ways their data-driven approach has served them in their life and career. This led to an early fascination with data science. Tech Insights data-driven leader profile

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Augmented Reality and the Future of Learning & Work

The Bamboo Project Blog

Through the augmented reality program in the phone, real estate data appears next to each house, including the price of the house, its address, etc. First, as if we needed another reminder of this, memorizing facts, data, etc.

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The Bamboo Project Blog: Are Knowledge Workers the New "Blue Collar" Workers?

The Bamboo Project Blog

But in knowledge work, this is heightened so that our perceptions are often "concept-driven," rather than data-driven. Posted by: Clark Quinn | July 08, 2009 at 08:45 AM It all comes back to how we are assessing "output" by knowledge workers.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Information Literacy and Habits of Mind

The Bamboo Project Blog

But to some extent, we seem bound to find data that supports the patterns we already see, as opposed to seeing new patterns in the data. The point is, that while we think we see the data, what we really are looking at is our preconceived idea of what that information means.

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Four Conversations to Address Adaptive Challenges

Conversation Matters

Conversations for Mutual Understanding are the conversations we hold to make sense of what we know – to create meaning out of a mess of unstructured data and information. What will help them is a setting where they can argue, using rich data pulled from a variety of media, to construct fresh frameworks of action-outcome linkages that include their multiple interpretations. Trish Silber coauthored this post with me.

Offer Up A More Robust Statistical Dashboard

Reviewsnap

It will also be more visual offering charts and graphs to go along with the raw data. This will help give you an immediate visual comparison of data as well as put the actual numbers right in front of you.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Is the Best Predictor of Future Failure Your Past Success?

The Bamboo Project Blog

February 23, 2009 in learning , professional development , reflective practice , Strategic THinking | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Is the Best Predictor of Future Failure Your Past Success?

Augmented Reality and the Future of Learning & Work

The Bamboo Project Blog

Through the augmented reality program in the phone, real estate data appears next to each house, including the price of the house, its address, etc. First, as if we needed another reminder of this, memorizing facts, data, etc.

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The Problem and the Fix for the US Intelligence Agencies' Lessons Learned

Conversation Matters

The likelihood that action will be taken based on the findings of a lessons learned study are greatly increased when those who are expected to implement the findings are involved in all phases of the process of creating the lessons learned - from the data collection (whether survey, interviews, review of historical documents or observation), through analysis of the data, to the development of findings and recommendations.

Be Sure to Participate in our Future of Work/Mobile Workforce Summit

Future of Work

We’ve already announced our partnership with Realcomm to conduct a Future of Work - Mobile Workforce Summit the day before Realcomm 2009 in Chicago in June. Drawing on unpublished case studies and recent economic data, this session will be a discussion of the “perfect storm” of forces driving change in the workplace|workforce.

Want to Jump-Start the Economy? Send Everyone Home

Future of Work

Here’s their lead: San Diego, CA (USA), March 10, 2009 —A new Telework Savings Calculator shows that U.S. And here’s some more compelling data: Sun Microsystems saves $70 million a year in real estate alone. Well, maybe not that easy. But also not that surprising.

Subculture

True Faith HR

I think it addresses what Paul mentions as “communicating the impact of behavior” by showing with data the impact of missing class and not working on homework. I instituted the 10 point penalty in the Spring of 2009, after having no penalty for missing 5 or more classes in previous semesters. Thanks to Paul Hebert for his thoughtful response (as well as those who commented) to my post below here. It’s a fitting topic, given that it was my worst day of attendance this semester.

Social Networking at Work

Working Girl

Additionally, although mapping out employee networking relationships may provide useful data points, such as pointing to communication bottlenecks, a high social index in itself can mean different things.

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4 Strategies to Help You Get More Money This Year

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, September 22, 2009 4 Strategies to Help You Get More Money This Year Are you going to get a raise this year?

Going Mobile Overnight: Business Continuity Insurance

Future of Work

Organizations have spent millions of dollars on backup data centers, disaster recovery plans, employee phone trees, and other means of ensuring business continuity. This is a reprint of the Compass article from our September Future of Work Agenda newsletter. We are reproducing it here to call attention to the importance of preparing for the upcoming flu season in North America, and the value of having a flexible/mobile work program as a means of coping with a pandemic.

Dump Those Cubicles!

Future of Work

The idea really isn’t new, and the data isn’t that surprising, but it’s nice to see the recognition growing that cubicles don’t work - and don’t produce effective results for their “inhabitants&# either. Here’s some new evidence about how cubicles actively discourage collaboration.

New Research Report on Flexible Work for Nonexempt Employees

Future of Work

Here’s a brief excerpt from the Executive Summary: According to the data contained in this study, the use of flexible work programs by non-exempt employees in the U.S. We recently completed a research project in partnership with World at Work.

SaaS vs. On-Premise Software

Reviewsnap

What steps are taken to ensure security of your data? Does it have a good data backup and retrieval strategy? ReviewSNAP was recently asked by Capterra to give them a list of features or benefits of a SaaS (software as a service) program for their buyers'' guide. There are advantages to both types of software, but it really boils down to the needs of the company.

Virtual Work and Personality Types

Future of Work

She’s got some good anecdotal data, and even cites a more formal study of several hundred mobile workers at Cisco Systems. In that situation the folks now working at home reported that back in the office they’d been reluctant to interrupt their peers, who they could often see were on the phone with clients, or deeply engaged in data entry or similar “heads down&# tasks.

Book: Brain Science Shows Current Management Techniques Do More.

45 Things

It’s much better to let workers appraise their own performance, using whatever hard data is available. May 26, 2009 10:39 AM Anita said. May 26, 2009 10:54 AM karim said. May 27, 2009 6:06 AM Anita said.

Commercial Real Estate isn’t Looking Very Good

Future of Work

So our assessment of a 30% “overhang&# is based on solid empirical data. Over the past several months almost all the attention in real estate has been focused on the residential market - foreclosures, sinking prices, and falling sales. But now the tide is shifting towards the commercial side. That’s not really surprising, given the massive layoffs that so many organizations have been announcing - once people are gone, there’s a whole lot of empty offices.

Happy Birthday, Worldwide Web!

Future of Work

and co-inventor of the Internet’s core data protocols. Thanks to my friend Jessica Lipnack (author of the Endless Knots blog ) for reminding me: the web was “born&# twenty years ago this month (and it seems like it’s been here forever…). Tim Berners-Lee’s seminal article was published in March of 1988. And what a ride it’s been!

Social networking or stand up?

Working Girl

The collective plugs in, absorbs data and subtly changes its nature. In the early days I assumed that social applications like Facebook and Twitter were all about networking because, well, that''s what everyone said.

The future of business applications?

Working Girl

Me: Could businesses at least use data mined from FB to help determine which employees are most connected, or use Twitter statuses to monitor what people are working on? Facebook is a popular social networking tool and there’s no doubt it has shaped how people use the Internet to network.