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Archive for the ‘Cube life’ Category

August 3rd, 2007

Work with your IT folks, not against them

Doing a little testing here for the tech crew at b5. We’ve got some kick-ass coders and server admins at b5 who work to keep the lights on here. They’re using PYW here as a test bed for some upcoming code changes, and asked me to test ‘er out. Which then reminded […]

By Tris Hussey -- 3 comments

May 31st, 2007

Microsoft Surface as the desk of the future

While the world seemed to be ga-ga over Microsoft Surface, Michael Sampson had some of the best, OMG this could be used for…thoughts I saw:
And … if Surface can work like this … then there’s going to be a huge revision in office desking and tables in the decade ahead. This is a sea-change for […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

May 16th, 2007

Ergonomics are very important to working effectively

How does your body feel after a day at the office? Shoulders tight and sore? How about your neck? Wrists and arms? If you’re like most folks you might be pretty achy and the reason is that your office and desk might not be set up well, ergonomically speaking.
Ergonomics is the science of having things […]

By Tris Hussey -- 2 comments

March 8th, 2007

Five Strategies to Pimp Your Work

We have a lot of different ideas on how to Pimp Your Work. And we present them, sometimes relentlessly, as multitudes of ideas hit us. I thought I’d take a little higher view of pimping your work and move all of this to strategy.
Here are five strategies to Pimp Your Work:

Be Financially Secure. Have enough […]

By Scot Herrick -- 1 comment

March 6th, 2007

The Cult of Innovation

You must innovate. Your company must innovate. If you don’t innovate, you will be gobbled up in the competitive global marketplace.
Um…maybe not.
Challenging this assumption is Dan Saffer in Business Week’s Outside Shot column (subscription required).
Innovation in and of itself, he contends, is a hollow mantra that will fail in the end because companies are simply […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments

March 5th, 2007

Do Corporate Speakers Pimp Your Work?

In some of the larger corporations, managers have annual kick-off meetings for the new year. Perhaps it is a review of the previous year, or a reward for last year’s work, or focusing on the coming year to get the priorities all on the same page.
Outside of the management team presentations, companies will often hire […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments

March 2nd, 2007

Chrysler’s Crisis

Chrysler is on the chopping block again, joining GM with tales of corporate survival — including having weak GM purchase Chrysler as one of the options for survival.
Chrysler, in the past five years or so, has downsized by some 40,000 jobs and has announced its intention of downsizing by 10,000+ more.
No matter what happens with […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments

February 27th, 2007

Technology can Pimp Your Work

Sometimes, it is not the individual tip or trick that needs to be done to Pimp Your Work. Sometimes, your company needs to step up and figure it out so that everyone benefits from a productivity increase — including the company.
UPS is one of those companies. Being rolled out over the last two years, UPS […]

By Scot Herrick -- 1 comment

February 26th, 2007

Change Your Perspective to Pimp Your Work

Here’s a great one from Kevin Eikenberry in his post “What Could I Stop Doing?” -

I met with a new friend today. He is the Vice President for Business Development at a bank. He told me he made a decision about six months ago. His decision?
“I decided to stop selling banking solutions.”
He isn’t a slacker […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments

February 23rd, 2007

Seven reminders that will Pimp Your Work

The following was provided by one of my coworkers with attribution to an unknown company. It is seven reminders that will help you frame your work on a day-to-day basis. Pimpalicious tips on career strategy, if you will.
Here they are:

Have a passion for excellence and hate bureaucracy.
Be unyielding on accountability and commitment.
Have the self-confidence to […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments

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