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Posts Tagged ‘technology’

What, no internet, what happens now!

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

20150703_171323I had my day all planned. I was working in the office. There were some emails to write and a number of ‘phone calls that needed to be made and a possible VOIP call, together with a couple of face to face conversations.

All very manageable I thought. Then I realised that there was no internet. It wasn’t slow or intermittent, it just wasn’t there at all. First step, check again, just in case, no still not working. Next step, ring the tech guys, they’ll investigate and respond. Now what!?

It’s surprising what happens when you look at a situation in a different way. The ‘phone calls were made, the face to face conversations took place and a proposal I needed to complete for the following week, was completed early. The emails? Extra ‘phone calls were made to explain for the important ones and the VOIP meeting. The rest waited until my internet was back on line.

Think differently. It works

What and where is work then

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

20140526_154406I was involved with a group at a workshop the other day when the subject of what people do and where they work became an important discussion point.

Although the majority of people at that workshop did still have traditional offices, a large minority didn’t. Even the people who did have offices to go to, did not spend that much time in them and certainly not ‘9 to 5’.

The concept of ‘work’ is now, more than ever, about value created and not hours worked. The majority of people don’t need to be sat at a desk to create value; they can, with technology, work remotely from their desk, using a mobile ‘phone and a tablet computer and access to the ‘cloud’.

‘Coffice is a word I’m hearing quite frequently at the moment, working on something from a coffee shop, although I know people who are quite happy working in health clubs and wine bars. A friend of mine has for years, worked from a particular hotel lounge in London for years.

Adding value to a customer’s business can be achieved from almost anywhere. It’s the How, not the Where that is important.

Ajaz Ahmed, on imagination and purpose.

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

A short, but I think, important ‘Thought Bite’ comes from Ajaz Ahmed, the founder of Akqa.

He was talking about business and society and how the two are linked together.

His challenge to the audience at the Accelerate Conference was to have a purpose which is bigger than yourself. If you took your business out of society, would society be poorer ?

His statement was that the most powerful force isn’t technology, but imagination.

Now there’s a thought!

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