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2019: When We Exceeded 1 Billion Knowledge Workers

by Craig Roth  |  December 11, 2019

At some point this year, someone, somewhere in the world started work for the first day of a new job without realizing he was the one billionth knowledge worker currently employed.  It...

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Should Enterprises Have 50 Words for Collaboration?

by Craig Roth  |  December 5, 2019

You may have heard the tale that “Eskimos have 50 words for snow.” This tale has been disapproved. But the general idea is still appealing: that if something is important...

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Do Older Workers Have High Digital Dexterity?

by Craig Roth  |  July 11, 2019

Today I want to walk through one of the more interesting findings from my digital dexterity index (DDI) research. While aggregating an index of six questions from a larger survey...

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

by Craig Roth  |  January 28, 2019

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...

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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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