Tag: Management By Design

Work Experience Design: Google May Get Work Wrong, But it is the Design Not The Open Office

I just saw an item from the Washington Post from last December titled: Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace by Lindsey Kaufman. The article outlines her horrible experience at a New York ad agency that moved to an open office: lost productivity, judgement about personal routines and the daily experience of working.

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Why Collaboration is Broken: Becoming Anti-Fragile Through Design

This is an except from the new report: Why Collaboration is Broken. In Nicolas Nasim Taleb’s book, Anti-Fragile, the noted decision-making author describes how some things in nature and engineering benefit from chaos and stress. A glass does not benefit from stress. Place enough stress on it, and it shatters. When people exercise, that places.

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Download New Report: Why Collaboration is Broken

Join knowledge workers all over the world in learning how to make collaboration better. Over the last year, Serious Insights Principal Analyst Daniel W. Rasmus has worked with vendors and consumers of technology to understand why collaboration technology doesn’t provide the business value it should. This research resulted in a new report: Why Collaboration is.

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How to Unshackle Yourself from E-mail

On this Harvard Business Review blog this morning, Daniel Markovitz, wrote a piece titled: How to Break Free from Email Jail. I appreciate Daniel’s manufacturing analogy of creating a pull system for information.  His designs make sense. However, what Daniel doesn’t acknowledge is that outside of manufacturing, most organizations don’t run like manufacturing floors. That.

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How are my books, Listening to the Future and Management by Design, Related?

A little history of Listening to the Future and Management by Design and how they are related. Listening to the Future isn’t so much a book idea as it was a repository for a number of ideas I was already working on at Microsoft.  Scenarios lie at the core of Listening to the Future, the.

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FAA Needs to Design Work Experiences to Avoid Fatigue

At the core of Management by Design are the elements of design: Policy and Practice Technology Space As reported in this AP story (Solution for fatigued aviation workers eludes FAA) the FAA is failing on the policy and practice side, and it is putting passengers at risk. They need to address the very real issues.

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Management by Design: What’s in it for Your Organization? #MBDBK

I do a fair amount of marketing consulting, and we spend hours talking about value propositions. So I thought I would share the value proposition for Management by Design. And today is a good day to have this discussion, because the Conference Board just released their latest numbers on worker satisfaction (see I Can’t Get.

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