Tag Archives: task-based work


Work could heal the mind: microtasking from a cognitive perspective

Posted on by Katri Saarikivi

… of cognitive processing. In this article guest writer Katri Saarikivi discusses how task based work, and in particular microtasks, offer exciting opportunities for not only the treatment of cognitive dysfunction, but also reducing lost productivity in the workplace.

Cognitive difficulties in different illnesses

Cognitive difficulties can arise in conjunction with many kinds of illness and stressors. Obvious states such as burnout, brain injury or dementia and less obvious such as …

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Task-work in global networks

Posted on by Esko Kilpi

… separated from the action.

When human intelligence is the decisive factor of production and when work takes place most economically in de-centralized environments, this top down process is increasingly inefficient. A manager simply cannot know who knows best, or where the best contributions could come from.

The solution has been so far to try to know what we know, and even more importantly to try to know who knows. Neither of these approaches has quite fulfilled expectations. Knowledge …

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How the knowledge economy will change the way we work

Posted on by Katri Saarikivi

Around the world today, the demand for knowledge intensive work is increasing. This shift is producing a fundamental change in the basic architecture and rules of working life. Knowledge intensive work poses specific challenges for knowledge workers and the companies that employ them. In order for companies and their employees to develop and innovate, new knowledge supportive structures and a change in the way we think about work are both required.

In …

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Do crowdsourced design contests work? You be the judge – and win!

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… impressed.

Unfortunately, from this point, things did not run quite as smoothly.

Distributing work: no easy task

As a person who commented on our earlier blog pointed out, the process does not end with the posting of the competition. You do not just “sit back and relax.” A lot of feedback and additional guidance is also required.

For us, this mainly involved either re-stating aspects of the initial instructions (over and over and over again), or encouraging competitors to come up …

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Taking discrimination to task

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… paternity leave arrangements in many countries, it is generally moms that take most time away from work to raise babies. This time away from the office obviously translates to less experience for women compared to men, but may cause a series of other losses as well: a loss of momentum, clients, opportunities and also perhaps confidence. As if that isn’t bad enough, the possibility of ongoing time away from work is probably part of the reason for ongoing discrimination against mothers. But …

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