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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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To work or not to work? That is the question

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… breakfast, you spy a sometime client’s message asking you to perform a few hours’ freelance work today. So…what do you do?

Tough decision. And this type of dilemma may sound idyllic, even fantastical to some of us. But for a rising number, this scenario isn’t straight out of a blogger’s Hollywood-stunted imagination, it’s entirely feasible, if not a reality.

The tech revolution, plummeting communication costs and the flattened world are allowing more and more people …

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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. This belief is negative for both …

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Work Hard, Play Hard (then Die Hard)

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… lifetime?

I would say that only a few exceptional people are passionate enough about their work to bring it up at this point. Just before Leonardo da Vinci died he reputedly said “I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have”. Given what he accomplished (remember that he died in 1519, so cannot be held in anyway responsible for either The Da Vinci Code or Angels and Demons movies) his parting words seem a little harsh. But is part …

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