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A Field Guide to Interpreting Statistics on Remote Work

by Craig Roth  |  June 9, 2020

The proliferation of statistics on remote work and work-from-home (WFH) has me in a COVID-induced analytic stupor these days. Remote work has received a huge amount of attention during the...

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Remote Work: The New Ab-Normal

by Craig Roth  |  April 6, 2020

Has the era of remote work finally arrived?  It's received more interest to be sure.  But remote work is not "the new normal" for companies and workers that have been suddenly...

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With Conferences Falling to Coronavirus, It's Time to Rethink the Virtual Conference

by Craig Roth  |  March 5, 2020

It has become de rigueur in the past few weeks for conferences to be cancelled due to "an abundance of caution" about coronavirus (COVID-19). Many of the announcements promise a...

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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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