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Fourth Rule of Knowledge Workers – Blocking is Somewhat Pointless

It’s been a little while since I wrote anything in this series, Part 3 was way back on June 21st, which just goes to show how time can really get away fro you! So, here’s the next topic for discussion, why blocking social networking sites may just be pointless. First, let’s examine the reasons, as…

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It’s a Small World

Yesterday I had the opportunity to spend some time with a small group of folks from my office explaining and demonstrating social networking tools. As part of the demonstration, I went live to my Twitter and Facebook profiles, which was actually a little nerve-wracking. I follow a lot of people on Twitter, some of whom…

Third Rule of Knowledge Workers: It’s your Career!

Last week, in the second rule, I talked about how, when management is pushing for you to account for every minute of those 40 hours a week, it’s tempting to give them exactly that, and nothing more. The third rule could also be called, why you shouldn’t do that! No matter what your employer does,…

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One Good Example of Tracking Productivity Hurting

When I read the post What if the Apple Store billed by the hour, I thought to myself, not only is this a good example of the problem with billable hour requirements, but to a lesser extent it’s also a good example of how tracking employees every second and using that to measure productivity can…