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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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Remote Working: My Story

by Craig Roth  |  May 24, 2017

By now you've probably heard the news that IBM is canning its remote working policy and calling employees back into the office . I'm hoping this isn't a trend since...

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"There is Also the Fact That Paper is Awesome"

by Craig Roth  |  September 19, 2016

OK, this time we're finally going to be doing away with paper in the office. The end of paper has been trumpeted for decades, but this time - if you...

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Driving Through the Stupid Valley on the Way to Smart Machines

by Craig Roth  |  June 29, 2015

I like Smart Machines. That's computers taking unscripted actions on your behalf based on contextual awareness, just like a good secretary does. I only have to pay attention to important...

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How to Collaborate Remotely with Jerks

by Craig Roth  |  June 1, 2015

I have read many articles about how futuristic collaboration technologies, from telepresence conference rooms to virtual worlds, will improve workplace collaboration. Recently, I saw a video of telepresence robots in...

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