Is Quality the 2.0 word for quantity ?

Before starting anything in any context, knowing what one want to achieve is essential. Some say that the answer is obvisous : sell. The famous “Nothing happens until something is sold” by Thomas Waston is still unconsciously embebbed in many things we do and we have to admit that being the best at anything is […]

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Is workload measurement the problem of the century ?

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Optimizing workload has always been a key concern for businesses and managers. A too heavy workload regarding to the capacity leads to explosion, a too low workload means resources are wasted. I don’t even mention last minute assignments to face imponderables. In brief, bad adjustments have an heavy price. In a manufacturing economy things are […]

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Your knowledge helps you more than your productivity

I’ve always had an ambiguous feeling about productivity. In the one hand, doing more or faster with the same amount of resources is a significant improvement. In the other hand, with hindsight, we have to admit that productivity continuously increased these last decades, that whenever a hard time everything is done to increase it even […]

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Stop saying nonsenses about Facebook and productivity

One day we can read that using Facebook at work increases productivity by 9%. The day after we ear that it decreases by 1,5%. Depending on people’s interest, sometimes a liberal attitude is promoted, sometimes a total ban, sometimes an internal placebo made of home-mades facebook-likes intranet. This is only my own opinion but I’d […]

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I’m a bottleneck…but I try to improve

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I wrote “I”…as I could I written “us”, “you”… a little story that’s, of course, imaginary. Any similarity whith any existing situation or people is accidental. Finally, I did it well. Slowly, step by step, I climbed up the company’s hierarchy and took more and more responsabilities. Today, I’m managing a large team. I’m responsible […]

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Management 2.0, SOO and productivity

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I started, here and there, writing about the need for changing flows direction within organization : switching from a “pushed” to a “pull” way of producting and communicating. The purpose is to make it possible for people to determine their action according to a goal rather than to an order. Why is that so important […]

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Story of a professional disconnection

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This little story I’m going to tell you is purely imaginary. It’s neither mine nor anybody’s in particular. But it may become ours, one day. January 2009 :Back to the office after a few days off. I take five minutes to send my greetings to all my friends. Nothing’s like Facebook to do that. I […]

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Is multitasking dangerous or a myth ?

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Multitasking is a big issue for both people and organization. It’s the (presumed and made essential) ability for someone to do many things at the same time. The social media phenomenon and the increasing number of information flows people are exposed to are making this concern more and more central. I’m afraid that, behing th […]

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External social networks are not only for marketing purposes

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Generally, when I talk about social networks for other people than employees, I’m answered “ah ? I thought you were not interested in all these marketing things”. This is the obvious proof that, for many people and many companies, when you aim at an external audiance it’s for communication and sale purpose, following a one […]

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Productivity : this elusive graal

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A few weeks ago  I threw a bottle in the sea on the productivity question, a graal everyone’s looking for without really getting it. I had a lot of answers on my french blog which inspires me to write this synthesis. I was sure there will be a lot of discussions but I didn’t think […]

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