Tag Archives: task-work

Task-work in global networks

Posted on by Esko Kilpi

… new mode of knowledge production is emerging in digitally networked firms. This approach is called task-work. Task-work as a method refers to a new economic phenomenon: people from all over the network contribute small pieces of their time and expertise, voluntarily, to common projects modularized as tasks. Knowledge workers do this based on their availability, interest and experience. People choose themselves what they do, they choose the tasks they take up and the possible colleagues they …

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Work could heal the mind: microtasking from a cognitive perspective

Posted on by Katri Saarikivi

Recent studies of cognitive disorders have found that basic cognitive exercises can help to restore the level 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 …


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 …


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

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

Nothing beats first-hand experience. Put your money where your mouth is. What doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger. Or so everyone always says.

A few weeks ago we discussed the use of crowdsourcing in design contests. Writing this blog – and reading the feedback we received in response to it – got us thinking. Why not try it out for ourselves? After all, we …


The Future of Work: Paid to Play?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

Boredom at work is a big problem. In fact it’s one of the main reasons people complain about their jobs. Imagine if work could be as entertaining as your favourite game and what this could mean for work satisfaction and productivity.

The Problem with Work

Many people believe that work is a boring but necessary requirement for enjoying ‘real life’ outside work. …