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ILTA09 Social Networking Session in Short

As many of you know, I’ve been in DC this week, swamped with the ILTA09 conference, not just as an attendee, but also as a speaker. I was asked, many months ago, to be part of a presentation on social networking. I’ve already mentioned that I thought the session went well, but wanted to write…

Knowledge Workers and Overtime Pay

If this sounds familiar, it’s probably because it’s similar to my Second Rule for Knowledge Workers, the 40 hour illusion. Seems we’ve had a few cases of workers being asked to carry blackberry’s, or use VPN to log in to work during their off hours to answer questions, (share their “knowledge” with their employers), and…

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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,…