In his summary post on personal effectiveness in 2013, David Rock comments on how open plan offices close the brain: “Open plan offices are all the rage. In 2013, researchers confirmed something obvious to most people who work in one: it can be hard to get things done. […]
Nicholas proposes applying the ideas of CrossFit to business: Cross-fit is a high intensity interval training methodology and is brilliant for those who want to get really, really fit. It also has a strong following amongst specialist athletes. Traditionally a runner would get excellent at their craft by […]
Writing for Financial Times, Lucy proposes a return to the 9 to 5 workday, citing a number of benefits from doing so, including: – a reduction in time wasted by being at work but actually getting little done. – reducing the time allocated to work, thereby increasing the […]
Christopher Penn writes about effective marketing. In a recent blog post, he talks about how silos kill business, and recommends tighter communication / coordination / collaboration instead: “If there’s been one overarching theme I’ve heard in dozens of discussions with people the past few months at various conferences, […]
Nicholas has published another one of his thought provoking 101 blog posts, this time on the secrets of success. There’s always a lot in each to prod toward action, cause thinking, agree with, disagree with, and ruminate on during the small hours of the night. Here’s the first […]
Four behaviors of enacting collaboration at work, including acknowledging intended action, and confirming timeframes and changing conditions. What does acting collaboratively mean to you?
Farhad questions the benefit of using multiple monitors on his desktop computer, arguing that the benefits have been oversold: “The conventional argument in favour of dual monitors rests on what might be called the two-window problem. Imagine, for instance, the process of writing a research report. You have […]
Michael will be keynoting at Collective 2014 in Sydney in May, and also presenting a one-day workshop on User Adoption.
ComputerWorld New Zealand has a case study on the benefits Microsoft Lync has brought to Beca New Zealand, an engineering consultancy. Aside from cost savings, those benefits include: – the ability to iterate faster and be more agile. In terms of agility, you can work from anywhere there’s […]
Roman Stanek, CEO of GoodData, recommends that CEOs should take one day a month to think about the long term: ‘I believe (and I don’t do enough of it) that a CEO should spend at least a day, if not two days, a month outside of the office […]