We hear a lot about ‘shadow IT’ like it’s some sort of sinister underground movement but for many business people it makes perfect sense . I can find a cloud-based tool for most of the functions I need to do my job. Designed for mobile/cloud usage, user-friendly, designed around service prinicples, low or free pricing, … More Shadow IT .. the frenemy ?
Slightly off topic & a plug for my friend & former colleague Julian Hamm’s latest publication ‘Why Do Astronauts Float – 50 Misconceptions Even Clever People Have About Popular Science’ Julian is the owner of Furry Elephant & author of the book. Furry Elephant started off with interactive educational software to teach and test you about ‘electricity’ – one of … More Furry Elephants and Floating Astronauts…
It feels counter-intuitive when you are in the cut and thrust of private industry but this is a nice video about how service design can improve even the dullest & most bureaucratic services – your interaction with the government Check out the video below Design Council vs UK.Gov
So your employer has to accept and channel this? See this article related to ‘Social working‘ from ‘Personnel Today’ In today’s smartphone society ‘control’ of social media is impossible unless you’re willing to block mobile phone data signals both in and around the place of work What role should your employer really play in your social life?
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… who just happens to have inspired (but can’t be blamed for) much of the ‘Quality’ movement over the last 30 years. As usual, the man himself is simple, his words and works have been endlessly interpreted, misinterpreted and elaborated on. If you’re familiar with his 14 points , then…
A nice asset from NESTA & a good reminder – always make sure your project team know where you are in the ‘diamond’
Here’s a reminder why a face-to-face meeting *can* be more productive….
Anyone ever been in a BYOD workplace or is it just a thing of accountant’s dreams? Whilst it’s OK for ‘accountants’ to moan about the cost of laptops for contractors what blockers are there to this cost-saving dream ?
As most of us write for others’ consumption, I’m sharing author George Orwell’s guidelines on writing style Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print. Never use a long word where a short one will do. If it is possible to cut a word out, … More A lesson from 1948
To make it better for everyone who has to sit through it ……The-20-habits-of-truly-brilliant-presenters