Monthly Archives: October 2013

Disable Autorun … now

After installing Windows, I always disable all of the auto-run features on all of the drives.  This one action alone will protect you from half of the malware out there.   Advertisements

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Automation Elevating Workers, Not Eliminating

A new study from Oxford says that 47% of the jobs in America are at risk of automation.  There is a lot of fear that a job automated is equivalent to a job eliminated. It is the same fear that … Continue reading

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Do Management Gurus Encourage Process Enforcement?

As part of the research for the last keynote I gave, I wanted to see how well known management gurus recommend supporting knowledge workers to be more effective.  What I found was surprising and well understood at the same time.

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Is Management becoming Unnecessary?

Harold Jarche has a controversial slide cast this week titled “Subversive thoughts” which explores the relationship between the trends for supporting knowledge work, and the role of management as it is traditionally defined.

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A Role by any other Name, is still a Role

Everyone knows what a role is.  It is obvious.  We talk about them all the time.  But every time I hear a programmer say the word “role” my ears pick up. The term is very often misused.  How, then, might … Continue reading

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How FIBO will clean up Finance

Dennis Wisnosky is working to save the financial industry and the economy.  He gave a keynote on the second day of the iBPMS Expo 2013 in Chicago and touched on the Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO) and what that will … Continue reading

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Are Flow-to-the-work Organizations right for Knowledge Workers?

There is an article in Harvard Business Review this month about how companies are beginning to organize knowledge workers in a new way.  The concept has been called a “flow-to-the-work organization” and it reflects a new way of thinking about how … Continue reading

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