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 […]
Dan Kennedy shares five tips on Entrepreneur.com about decreasing interruptions and increasing productivity: 1. Get lost. Don’t be so accessible. Go away, close your door, etc. 2. Don’t answer the phone. Don’t be “wide open to inbound calls.” Best approach – use a receptionist or secretary, or otherwise […]
In late September 2013 I presented a keynote speech at the Interaction 2013 conference in London. I talked about why the intranet needs to support collaborative activities, outlined some core concepts (culture, governance, adoption), and then talked about the journey ahead.
Last week I was doing some preliminary research for a client project in the adoption area. A financial services institution is deploying a suite of new collaboration tools, and I was asked to structure an approach for the human side of the adoption program. I’m not involved in […]
In the September 23-29, 2013 print edition of BusinessWeek, Sam Grobart writes about Apple in an article entitled “One Direction.” There were a couple of paragraphs on collaboration that jumped out to me: While the partnership between the two men was made official last fall, Ive and Federighi—whoso […]
In a recent client project for a university that was getting ready to introduce SharePoint 2013, I interviewed 20 academics to build an understanding of their work, so that I could draw some initial inferences about where and how SharePoint 2013 could be used to enhance and improve […]
A new study published by the University of Sydney calls into question the value of open plan offices yet again. “Open plan offices attract the highest levels of worker dissatisfaction, with cramped quarters, lack of privacy and noise topping the list of gripes, a large study has found. […]
Christina at Inc. writes about three fallacies about working from home, and points to a soon-to-be-released book by the founders of 37signals on the benefits of remote working. “The authors’ viewpoints are certainly biased–37signals’ products are well-suited for remote workers who need to work on projects with others […]
The car manufacturer that sells highly desirable vehicles that most people will never own, has a highly undesirable email culture that most organizations would prefer not to own (Telegraph, Stuff). Ferrari is attempting to do something about it, and all kudos to them for attacking the problem. I […]
Ben Casnocha recently wrote about the learning benefits that come from taking notes, starting with an observation about a large event in Silicon Valley: “Recently, Mark Zuckerberg addressed a large auditorium of young entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. He shared lessons from his journey and his perspective on the […]
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