Category: Re-Imagining Effective Work

Sightedness: The Lesson

The lesson from the party hall and what people from different vocations see on entering is that people are quick to see what they’ve been trained to see, and are slow (and sometimes unable) to see that which they haven’t got the training to see. All the cues […]

Sightedness: What Can You See?

A friend invites you to a party on Saturday night. You get yourself ready and turn up at the appointed time, entering a brightly lit, resplendently decorated party hall filled with people chatting in small groups while an orchestra plays a selection of the best classical music. As […]

Goals Not Tools

Several years ago at the Australian SharePoint Conference (hosted by ShareThePoint), Lou Zulli presented a session called Making Sure That the SharePoint Solutions Your Team Has Created Don’t Go to Waste. One of his points created an a-ha in my head. This was his point: Make things easier. […]

Thinking with SAMR – SharePoint News Changes

During the keynote from the SharePoint Conference 2018 in Las Vegas yesterday, Microsoft made several announcements of new goodness coming to SharePoint. One of those is the ability to create and publish organisational news, rather than just team news: Deem specific sites as “organizational news sources” – as […]

Re-Imagining Aluminum Smelting

From Apple: Aluminum is a key material in many of Apple’s most popular products, and for more than 130 years, it’s been produced the same way. But that’s about to change. Aluminum giants Alcoa Corporation and Rio Tinto Aluminum today announced a joint venture to commercialize patented technology […]

Broader Usefulness of Satellite Photos

BusinessWeek ran an article in July 2015 called How Satellite Photos May Change Economics. It offered an insight into how companies such as Planet Labs, Spaceknow and Orbital Insight are offering ways of turning satellite imagery into data for decision making. For example, a collection of photos of […]

Re-Imagining Construction at Bechtel

It has been several years since I first saw the above Bechtel case study – on how the company had embraced the iPad for business – but there were a couple of new ideas to me that have stood out over time. First, embedding sensors in form work […]