It’s worth reading this article about the treadmill desk. Don’t dismiss it as a novelty. Its an example of how an idea was born, implemented, how its usage changed over time and how the concept spawned a new idea — the walking meeting.
I love Bob Sutton. After reading his book Good Boss, Bad Boss I have become a bit of an acolyte. What I like about him most is the tenacious way he demystifies and deconstructs common management practices. Like goal setting.
Tesco, a UK supermarket chain has 3 rules for innovation:
Productivity app Action Method versus email.
A few years ago I read an article in My Career about whether your job has a personality. It goes on about introverts and extroverts but it struck a chord with me at the time. I remember my good friend Tamara Graham telling me why she left her established career in teaching. It was during an overseas holiday, where she was outdoors all day, taking snaps that she decided that she hated being inside, staring at the same walls and what she really wanted to do was travel around and take photos.
I really appreciate when people share their definitions of job descriptions within the web industry. I just finished reading this post, Why front-end developers are so important to the future of businesses on the web [Sep 24, 2009] by Paul Carvill, a web developer for the Guardian.
At an IA-Peers Sydney meet up this week I discussed what it is that I do as a web producer. The group also chatted about the job titles Information Architect and Experience Architect. Anyone in this industry will know that job titles change all the time. This is something I would like to cover in this blog; speak to other professionals and get them to define their job title.