Tony Bridger The new productivity curse - perhaps not so new !

This is already happenong to some degree, several Corporate leaders and their teams have no idea how to interpret data and are relying on "youngsters" to manipulate the data to something that makes sense to them as they are out of touch with the current technology.
Posted: 18 November 2004 at 07:21

Wolfgang Grulke RE: The new productivity curse - perhaps n...

I'm old enough to remember the early days of computers and the discussion around how all this speed and 'flood of information' was just not necessary. We talked about our inability to absorb it all. These were the days of one or two television channels and when the telephone was still considered a 'luxury'. Some themes never go away - and there will always be 'the youngsters' to push the boundaries even further.
Posted: 18 November 2004 at 11:06

Anton Parsons Is reading e-mail work?

Have you ever seen ‘reading e-mail’ in a job description? Why is not there if we spend such a significant portion of our productive time just reading e-mail? Everyone wants to be informed and ‘kept in the loop’. The question begs, “Who is doing the work?” Has E-mail (the killer-app) replaced actual work?
Posted: 18 November 2004 at 13:43

Wolfgang Grulke RE: Is reading e-mail work?

It depends how you define work. For many knowledge workers, e-mail is the primary form of communication and a mission critical app for getting their job done. So while the actual reading of an e-mail might be not be 'a job' clearing their inbox and responding to requests, notifying others in the business process by e-mail is the core of their jobs.
Posted: 19 November 2004 at 07:47

Doug Vining RE: RE: Is reading e-mail work?

This comment was actually posted by me!
Posted: 19 November 2004 at 08:28

Wolfgang Grulke The big names get into the spirit of 'the curse'!

The Harvard Business Review recently ran an article on ADT (Attention Deficit Trait) caused by information overload. The Financial Times then wrote a brilliant piec pooh-poohing the whole idea. ADT symptoms are said to turn brilliant people into frenzied underachievers who wrok flat out without ever getting anything done. Talk about confusing activity with progress!!!! Links to both articles have been added above - enjoy!
Posted: 11 January 2005 at 08:25

Regine Smith RE: The big names get into the spirit of '...

Thanks for the info and links. 'Busyness' is often confused with effectiveness. My concern is that most people are not even aware of this fact. Nothing can be done, e.g training, coaching etc. until people/companies realise there is a desperate need there. Take for example the problem with email volumes. Nobody is adressing it - we all just rant about it. It actually needs somebody to straddle the gap between knowing and doing...
Posted: 19 January 2005 at 11:21

Wolfgang Grulke RE: RE: The big names get into the spirit ...

Exactly. We need 'practitioners' rather than 'consultants'.
Posted: 19 January 2005 at 11:59

Neil Jacobsohn The battle to save Wikipedia

We talk constantly about the massive changes taking place in our society and business world. And every - everyone - is affected, including the new heroes...like Wikipedia. There's a desperate battle taking place to save the biggest and best free resource of information on the Internet.
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Posted: 27 October 2013 at 17:41

Neil Jacobsohn The battle to save Wikipedia

Here's a new service from Wikipedia.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-2466226
Posted: 28 October 2013 at 06:32

Doug Vining The battle to save Wikipedia

I think you mean Wikipedia Zero - here's the correct link:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24662267
Posted: 28 October 2013 at 14:34
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