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Tag: evolution of work

  • Robots Rising: The Future of Knowledge Work

    Robots Rising: The Future of Knowledge Work

    He may not be as smart as Watson or Lieutenant Commander Data. He's definitely not as strong as the new FANUC M-2000iA/1700L that can lift 1.7 tons — the equivalent of two small cars or 24 people. And he is certainly not as pretty as the robot “clones” on

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  • There's Hope For Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

    There's Hope For Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

    Technology is often described as an enabler, but technology trends and concepts can also shape how we view the world. Depending on your point of view, you might see the workplace as a complicated human-powered machine that needs to be maintained for peak performance.

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  • Want to Work in Tech? Exercise Your Emotional Intelligence

    Want to Work in Tech? Exercise Your Emotional Intelligence

    When AlphaGo, an artificially intelligent computing system built by researchers at Google, beat Go champion Lee Sedol in Seoul this month, the world looked on in amazement. AlphaGo made a surprising move in the first match, ultimately winning four of the five matches and delivering another victory for the machines.

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  • How Do We Keep Up, Let Alone Innovate?

    How Do We Keep Up, Let Alone Innovate?

    The road to the future is constantly accelerating. That theme underlay two recent — and on the surface very different — events. The Conference Board of Canada’s Council on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) held it’s one and a half day event in Toronto, with KM practitioners, captains of industry

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  • Will Big Data Help Retire Small Sample Sizes?

    Will Big Data Help Retire Small Sample Sizes?

    What do the numbers seven, nine, 11, 25 and 150 have in common?   They may feel familiar since they frequently pop up in business articles. So if you said they're related to workplace distractions and getting work done — bingo! — you're right. The Numbers Game The Magical Number Seven

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  • A 6-Hour Work Day? Yes, Please

    A 6-Hour Work Day? Yes, Please

    Imagine you only had to arrive to work at 10 am and you left at 4 pm. What difference would that make to your life?  Imagine the commute to and from work — empty roads, space in the train carriage.

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  • The Win-Win-Win of Virtual Work

    The Win-Win-Win of Virtual Work

    If you're like me, you work at least part of the time from a remote location. From your home, a co-working space, the local coffee shop, or even a park — pretty much anywhere you can get a wi-fi connection. We're not alone.

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  • Business Transformation Starts With Letting Go

    Business Transformation Starts With Letting Go

    People sometimes accuse me of not appearing focused on the problem at hand. And every time I give the same answer: we might just be seeing the problem differently. Picture a bottomless pitcher of milk turned on its side, spilling milk onto the floor.

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  • Understanding the Theory of (Digital) Evolution

    Understanding the Theory of (Digital) Evolution

    Customer needs and requirements have set the pace for digital business evolution.  In days long gone — circa 1996 — it was enough to have a website.

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  • Next Generation Digital Workplace: Where Human Meets Robot

    Next Generation Digital Workplace: Where Human Meets Robot

    When Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson spoke with each other on Oct. 9, 1876, across a three kilometer telephone wire stretched between Cambridge and Boston, the concept of the "digital workplace" was born.

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  • Software Developers Get Social

    Software Developers Get Social

    When I began my career as a software developer (thought we weren't called that then – we were software engineers) it was a relatively solitary pursuit.  Yes, we had project meetings and code reviews — endless code reviews — but most of the time we just sat and wrote code.

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