QAspire Blog 2009 – Essential Posts Redux

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer QAspire Blog 2009 – Essential Posts Redux When the year ends, we tend to retrospect. February 2009: Experiences and Learning on Respecting people This essential post touched upon the issue of respecting people at workplace. March 2009: Personal Leadership - It shines in difficult times We are all leaders - but our education, upbringing and organization structures suppresses our leadership traits.

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

Conversation Matters

They had access to first-rate company repositories of best practices, case examples, reusable work products, methodologies and tools, discussion forums and expertise databases.

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The Incentive Question or Why People Share Knowledge

Conversation Matters

My guess is that everyone has a similar experience with a subject they know very well. One type was sharing products, for example, computer programs, or reports they had written. I get asked the incentive question a lot. How do we incentivise people to share their knowledge?

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

Conversation Matters

More importantly, the people who solve technical problems can function within a known set of assumptions about how work gets done in the organization, as well as what kind of behaviors are needed to make that work happen. In 2009, 500 people working with social media in the U.S.

Do Your Core Business Well

Reviewsnap

If you divert resources away from the core business by buying another business or diversifying through product or service development, the core business will not get the attention needed to enhance its value. When a business is initially successful, it is generally in one type of business. That success often leads owners and managers to begin thinking they can make any business successful. They start thinking about diversifying into other types of businesses.

Bamboo Project Readers' Guide to Blogging for Personal Branding

The Bamboo Project Blog

As Catherine Lombardozzi pointed out, " Blogging for personal branding may be more productive as an ongoing strategy than a job-hunting one when you're in a crunch. Networking 2.0: Blogging Your Way Out of a Job. and Into a Career View more presentations from Sacha Chua.

You Know Darn Well the Future of Work Involves Telecommuting

Future of Work

Especially right now, telecommuting is one of the best ways for both companies and individuals to save money and time, and to improve productivity. It’s well documented, and I’ve been posting here for a long time about the cost savings, productivity gains, and increases in employee engagement (which translates into increased attraction and retention).

Is Your Career in Jeopardy Because of Your Weight?

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, November 23, 2009 Is Your Career in Jeopardy Because of Your Weight? November 23, 2009 11:52 AM Paula Caligiuri said.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Daily Routines

The Bamboo Project Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog « "An Ideal Conference Helps to Define a Community" | Main | Obamacon Me » Daily Routines After my little productivity crisis of the past few months, I've been working on jiggering with my daily routine. Not that the routine doesn't become well.

The Bamboo Project Blog: "How to Open a Banana Like a Monkey": The Anatomy of a Good Training Video

The Bamboo Project Blog

Well, aren't we all.oh, wait didn't want to start that debate here! Posted by: mark britz | July 15, 2009 at 01:50 PM What a paradigm shift. Posted by: Paul C | July 15, 2009 at 03:00 PM So I tried eating the banana the way it was presented in the video.

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

The Bamboo Project Blog

July 08, 2009 | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Are Knowledge Workers the New "Blue Collar" Workers? However, I wouldn't put any faith in 'expert systems', they've been pretty well debunked.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Your Guide to Job Search and Personal Branding on Twitter

The Bamboo Project Blog

Posted by: Paul C | May 16, 2009 at 05:45 PM While I'm not currently looking for a job, I think it behooves everyone to follow the latest tricks of the trade and be prepared. at the beginning of the year on using Twitter and other new media, and will send her this as well.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Dealing with Negative Comments on Your Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog

You've done this well. You thought through homophily well in April last year and introduced me to the word and reminded me of the concept. Posted by: Michele Martin | April 02, 2009 at 01:43 PM Ha ha he he he!

The Bamboo Project Blog: Information Literacy and Habits of Mind

The Bamboo Project Blog

This seems to be another piece of evidence that confirms my concerns about online homophily , which of course extends offline as well. The skill of scanning isn't just about how well we are able to manage a stream of information.

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Daily Routines

The Bamboo Project Blog

After my little productivity crisis of the past few months, I've been working on jiggering with my daily routine. Not that the routine doesn't become well. And it's not about productivity. Tags: creativity productivity

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The Bamboo Project Blog: Do Employees Need Social Media Guidelines?

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January 28, 2009 in participatory culture | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Do Employees Need Social Media Guidelines? Posted by: Nancy Devine | January 28, 2009 at 08:09 AM Guidelines: 1.

The Big Question: How Do You Spend Your Time?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Given that I've not been organizing myself very well, it seemed appropriate to use the big question as a sort of check on myself. Tags: productivity Last night I had a quick IM chat with Christine Martell , who asked me when I planned to re-join the online community--her way of pointing out that I've had my G-talk status on "invisible" for several weeks now, haven't done a Twitter update in 16 days and have clearly been remiss in posting here.

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The Bamboo Project Blog: Deconstructing "How to Nail an Interview"

The Bamboo Project Blog

On an individual level, this is the kind of format that might also work well with an online portfolio --maybe "10 Reasons to Hire Michele" or to illustrate a particular skill set you possess.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Reducing Mental Clutter: Some Solutions

The Bamboo Project Blog

Also difficult to do, but when I can I'm much more productive. Work this as a process, rather than focusing on "Am I more productive today?" WDF--I did read The Happiness Hypothesis and remember that elephant metaphor well. Plus my work email as well.

SCAN Health Wins IFMA Orange County Award for Excellence

Future of Work

It is well-deserved. Through Diane’s leadership SCAN has moved a couple of hundred non-exempt workers into a flexible work environment, increased the density of occupation at corporate headquarters by 22%, increased participant productivity by 18%, and cut office provisioning costs by 38%. We’ll also be telling the SCAN story again as part of our Future of Work/Mobile Workforce Summit at the Realcomm 2009 conference in Chicago on June 22.

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

Conversation Matters

Although content review procedures are in place for IC analytic assessments, few, if any, processes are in place to reflect upon the effectiveness of the analytic production process. Without such reflection the production methodology does not get updated nor can it benefit from best practices discovered during the production process. Management as well as frontline workers accomplish work though processes that could benefit from periodic reflection.

Want to Jump-Start the Economy? Send Everyone Home

Future of Work

Well, maybe not that easy. Here’s their lead: San Diego, CA (USA), March 10, 2009 —A new Telework Savings Calculator shows that U.S. Best Buy, British Telecom, JD Edwards, and American Express show home-based employees to be 20-40% more productive than their office counterparts. But also not that surprising.

Happy Earth Day

Future of Work

One reason I’m long-term optimistic is that I believe we’re learning how to measure more and more critical factors that affect our work and our lives - not just environmental but social, health and well-being, and even the state of the economy. This is a day to celebrate our progress towards a sustainable future and think hard about how far we have yet to go. As I said here almost two years ago, “ The Future of Work Will be Green.&#

The Power of the Conversation Architect to Address Complex, Adaptive Challenges

Conversation Matters

Examples of adaptive challenges are, organizations that have merged and now must create a new and joint culture; hospital systems faced with an interminable nursing shortage; the anticipated retirement of thousands of workers in the government sector; or companies that, in order to survive, must change from selling products to service.

Feelings mixed about recent college hires

45 Things

We’ve had some good college students come and work here in the past, but we just can’t afford to lose the productivity. September 9, 2009 4:43 PM Anita said. September 9, 2009 4:53 PM Ask a Manager said. September 9, 2009 6:39 PM Megan said.

Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: September Issue

Future of Work

We’ve just finished contributing to a new book that will be published by the IFMA Foundation just in time for IFMA’s World Workplace 2009 in October. Please pass this newsletter on to other interested individuals and encourage them to subscribe as well. This is the September issue of our free monthly newsletter, Future of Work Agenda. We welcome comments on any of these articles. You can also access the newsletter directly on our website, at this link.

Capital Magazine Reprints Our Article “Concentrating on Concentration”

Future of Work

You may find that of interest as well; it includes some provocative diagnostic questions to help you determine whether Twitter is appropriate for your business. Tags: General Commentary Management future of work business Capital Magazine Concentrating on Concentration Future of Work Agenda Jack Yan Jennifer Sokolowsky leadership productivity Twitter Work Design Collaborative

Is your employer clueless about your needs?

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, December 21, 2009 Is your employer clueless about your needs? He encourages me and it makes me a happier and more productive worker.

4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, October 21, 2009 4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt I hear from a lot of people who are out of work.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Procrastination Thriving in.

45 Things

A psychologist and productivity guru, he says that the increasing stress of our daily lives, combined with anxiety about the state of the economy, has contributed to our loss of motivation. Rita June 15, 2009 4:05 PM David Benjamin said. June 16, 2009 9:31 AM Anita said.

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. We are also very pleased to report that as of today we have four active sponsors for the event: Spenser Communications is a major distributor of Avaya products and services; Citrix Online is a provider of web commuting and remote access tools like GoToMeeting, Goto Webinar and GoToMy PC.

Random Travel Post

Evil HR Lady

Well, you do now. Might as well smoke 'em." It specialized in two types of products: That's right! We spent 3 days in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. You didn't even know it was a Grand Duchy, did you?

Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: October issue

Future of Work

We’ve just returned from IFMA’s World Workplace 2009 in Orlando, where our client and good friend Diane Coles received the George Graves Award for Excellence in Facilities Management—IFMA’s highest national recognition. The rules that dominated an industrial, product-based economy don’t work anymore. This is the October issue of our free monthly newsletter, Future of Work Agenda. We welcome comments on any of these articles.

The Power and Potential of Peripheral Vision

Future of Work

We’ve all heard about the importance of having an explicit business strategy and an aligned, engaged organization fully capable of implementing your vision, but what good are well-defined goals when you are (metaphorically speaking), in a windowless car hurtling through a dark night with no compass, no x-ray vision, and no sense of the outside geography? Day, Sloan Management Review , April, 2009, for an insightful discussion of weak signals and how to interpret them).

Twittering Matters

Future of Work

Products virally transformed into overnight hits! And frankly we don’t think anyone has yet addressed that very well. There’s an intriguing new article about Twitter and how it’s affecting corporate cultures and reputations in the June 1 issue of Business Week (&# Managing the Tweets&# - the online version is titled “ Web 2.0: Managing Corporate Reputations “).

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Tougher Times May Mean Tougher Performance Evaluations

45 Things

I was not very well prepared.” July 6, 2009 11:26 AM Anita said. July 6, 2009 12:10 PM David Benjamin said. I hope professionals realize that when times get tough activity, production, and attitude get magnified. July 6, 2009 12:23 PM Anita said.

ReviewSNAP Partners with Personnel Management Systems, Inc. to Provide Web-based Performance Management System

Reviewsnap

We did a thorough search of software providers and ReviewSnap was the only program that met all of our criteria; easy to use, but capturing all the necessary technological features at a very affordable price,” said Wendy Peloquin, Director of Product Marketing, Personnel Management Systems. PMSI will not only be offering and delivering the ReviewSNAP system to its clients, but will be a user of the system as well. ReviewSNAP™ and Personnel Management Systems, Inc.