Category: Future of Work

Why Faculty Should Employ Technology Du Jour

I have talked to many K-12 educators, as well as college professors. Some are adventurous technophiles, and others are resistant, reluctant or not technology capable of embracing new technology as moves into common use. I think we need to encourage faculty to embrace technology as it arrives, and provide them the tools and support to.

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Management by Design Workshop at KMWorld

I want to thank the people who attended my KMWorld 2010 pre-conference workshop that used the principles of design from my new book, Management by Design, to think about learning environments. The presentation part of the workshop wasn’t that good. I have to rethink how to conceptualize the methodology before just jumping into it. The.

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151,000 Jobs-but Not the Right Jobs

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 151,000 in October, reflecting job gains in mining and a number of service-providing industries according The Bureau of Labor statistics. Jobs are jobs these days, but these aren’t the jobs people really want for long term growth, and they aren’t the jobs America wants to drive innovation. (original BLS.

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Automating the Jobs Away

I was just listening to Marketplace on NPR (Jobs of the Future: Middle class struggles with changing job market). Analysts are finally talking about something I have been saying for a long time. The jobless rate is not just about creating industrial age jobs because in the last several recessions millions of jobs have been.

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US Labor Policy and Employment

Thinking out loud: Back in January of 2009 I wrote the blog post below. Since then, the White House, and several part of the executive branch, with the support of congress, have attempted to shore-up American labor with stimulus funds and various other efforts. I believe much of their effort is misguided because they do.

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The Working Poor and Workforce Development

  Future of Work Blog reposted from 9/28/2006 8:53:21 PM In the July 29th Economist article from Welfare to Workfare, Jennifer Noyes from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty says that we should be thinking about the working poor, and those that cannot find work, should be considered as part of the.

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The Commoditization of Science

From the Future of Work, April 6, 2006 In the future people will work on difficult scientific problems, but won’t know they are doing so. They will create new alloys, create artificial organs and customized pharmaceuticals. And they will do so, in most cases, without a Ph.D. Why, because software will create an abstraction layer.

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The Future of Compensation

From Future of Work, April 14 2006 Today I was interviewed by Alan and Sandra Ashendorf of "Let’s Talk Computers" about the New World of Work, and in particular, the aspect of that new world that gives us the ability to always be on, and potentially, to always be working. Ubiquitous technology does not necessary.

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What Computers Still Need to Learn: Theories of Information and Being Bought to be Brought the Right Information

From The Future of Work – April 2006 Last week I had a discussion about information with Dr. Carsten Sorensen of the London School of Economics. We ended up talking around an idea I floated several years ago as an analyst at the Giga Information Group (acquired by Forrester Research): namely this: as yet, the.

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Adaptation and Handedness

First entry from my Future of Work blog migration to this blog. From the Future of Work: December 2007 Observers of the future ask people to adapt all the time. To face the subtlety of change, to suck it up and just find a way to fit into a new rhythm. Having just experienced a.

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