Things are changing very rapidly. Moore’s law, the stubborn force beneath the reinvention of the planet, continues its relentless doubling. As learners, we need to know how to figure out what to learn and how to learn it.
Industry stalwarts cry that if practitioners would only do this right, they’d get better results. That’s what academics do when their ideas perform well in the lab but go feral in the wild.
Work-life was much simpler in the last century. Information work entailed following instructions and procedures, and logical analysis. Today’s concept work is improvisation. Learning leaders must deal with situations that aren’t in the rule book.
There are plenty of situations where that’s simply not possible. Sometimes, the situation is that you can’t plan ahead. That’s where agile approaches shine.
The Annual HR Technology Conference, held this year in Chicago on October 8, 9 and 10, is mecca for HR tech folks. A blistering stream of events, influencers, meetings and parties, the conference is ground zero for the tech products that shape the face of HR.
New ways of working and new ways of thinking about work are everywhere. And yet, no one in the organization is responsible for these tools and techniques. Should HR become the epicenter of The New Architecture of Work?
Whether it’s administrative paperwork, project plans or performance objectives, gamification will be used to influence the way work gets done. Gamification is the key to measuring and understanding work pacing and flow in information work.
HR’s job is to help get the work done by people who are trained and skilled at doing it. It’s about making a great product or providing the best service to the client. If your employees are not engaged, you don’t have a happiness problem. You have a management problem.
If the department’s job is to manage, maintain, evaluate, improve and dispose of assets, that’s where it’s focus will be: on the assets themselves and not on the work. Owning and managing the list of assets is interesting and important, it is far from strategic.
HR Examiner Weekly Edition v 3.31 August 3, 2012 The New Architecture of WorkTime and motion are not the issue when the product is ideas, conversation and reusable intellectual property. The only thing we know for sure about breakthrough software development is that it seems to involve late nights and a lot of pizza. [...]