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Can Digital Transformation Be Forced Onto Workers?

by Craig Roth  |  July 5, 2018

Let me begin by saying no business leader or technology provider has ever asked me this question. But I have recently been involved in two surveys related to digital transformation...

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Should Your Marketing and Branding Shift From Talking About "Pain Points" to "Numb Points"?

by Craig Roth  |  May 30, 2018

Ever heard the term "pain points"? Of course you have. The definition I've seen thrown around (like here ) is “Business consultants use ‘pain points’ as a term to describe...

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Why Do Meeting Cancellations Say "I'm Giving You Back 30 Minutes ... You're Welcome"?

by Craig Roth  |  May 24, 2018

One of the fine side benefits of covering employee productivity is the bits of insight that it brings about everyday office life. For example, what does it mean when a...

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Improving Meetings With Advanced Technology

by Craig Roth  |  May 17, 2018

There was an interesting demo at the Microsoft Build conference on the future of meetings. If you haven't seen it, I recommend watching it here. There is a lot of...

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Finding a Place in a "Third Place"

by Craig Roth  |  January 19, 2018

According to the World Economic Forum's report The Future of Jobs "44% of global business and HR executives identify changing work environments and flexible working arrangements as the biggest demographic and...

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Are Digital Distractions Harming Labour Productivity? Maybe Not As Much As You Think

by Craig Roth  |  January 8, 2018

An article in The Economist on "Are digital distractions harming labour productivity?" contains some fallacies that should be considered when mounting the digital distraction high horse. It's been a while...

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The Unique Fundamentals of: Collaboration, Content, and Digital Workplace

by Craig Roth  |  January 3, 2018

What are the unique fundamentals of the collaboration, content, and digital workplace space that make it unique?  I don't mean what the current trends are - we write a lot about...

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By 2022, One in Five Workers Engaged in Mostly Nonroutine Tasks Will Rely on AI to Do Their Jobs

by Craig Roth  |  December 5, 2017

Artificial intelligence (AI) is hitting its stride.  Articles and conference presentations expound on how AI can transform smart cities, your shopping experience, and medical diagnosis.  Not to mention self-driving vehicles,...

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A Top-down View of the Future of Work

by Craig Roth  |  October 30, 2017

"Future of work" has become a meme - a phrase that has a rich set of associations that may vary considerably from the words it is made up of.  "Future...

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What I Want From AI at Work: A Secretary and an Intern

by Craig Roth  |  July 19, 2017

What do office-based knowledge workers want an AI to do for them? Specific industries may have their own jobs or roles that can be turned over to some kind of...

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