Workplace of the Future

Chris Nerney's take on the latest developments in mobile and workplace technology

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Trust in leadership is critical to enterprise success

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Digital transformation requires organizations to be agile, adaptable, flexible, and scalable. It requires a strategic vision and a collective mindset that is focused on innovation, teamwork, and problem-solving. But without strong trust among employees in an organization’s leaders, the elements that drive digital transformation can become corroded and ineffective. It’s hard to generate enthusiasm and […]

When your tech job isn’t in tech

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When you think of technology workers, you’re apt to think of companies such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung … you know, tech companies. But there are technology workers in every industry that deploys tech, and in many industries the percentage of workers with technology jobs has increased. “Tech jobs as a share of all […]

You’re one good idea away from your own tech podcast

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In a recent blog post, I argued that podcasting offers technology professionals an opportunity to raise their profiles and advance their careers. There are three main reasons for this: Podcasting is an intimate medium perfectly suited for articulate people to demonstrate their knowledge of a particular topic in conversations and interviews. Podcasters who know their […]

The mistake made by nearly 1 in 3 millennial managers

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Younger enterprise managers are far more likely than their older counterparts to understand the need for workplace flexibility and the value of leveraging the skills of freelance professionals. A survey commissioned by freelance website Upwork of more than 1,000 U.S. hiring managers shows that nearly three-quarters (74%) of millennial/Generation Z managers supervise workers who spend […]

How podcasting can advance your tech career

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There was a time when the only ways technology professionals could proactively raise their profiles (and monetary value) in their industries or areas of expertise were to get on the conference/speaker circuit, become a steady and reliable source for print and broadcast news media, write books, and maybe land a columnist gig at a tech […]

Retraining employees is an investment, not just a cost

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Amazon’s announcement in July that it will spend $700 million to retrain one-third of its U.S. workforce by 2025 should be a wake-up call to those who are doing little or nothing to prepare for the impact of automation and smart machines on how enterprises operate and how people do their jobs. And when I […]

The future job market belongs to the agile and adaptable

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There’s a great (and long) article in The Atlantic that focuses on a new-generation Navy warship and its crew of “‘hybrid sailors’ who have the ability to acquire skills rapidly.” “The ability to acquire skills rapidly.” Sound familiar? It’s a topic I’ve discussed many times in this blog. The key to surviving in the digital […]

Emerging digital technology means emerging job opportunities for cyber security pros

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Every technology, from the wheel to artifical intelligence (AI), has introduced both opportunities and dangers. The wheel, for example, allowed humans to travel and to transport goods and equipment across distances. The wheel also allowed the Greeks to roll a giant Trojan horse into the city of Troy to launch a sneak attack with soldiers […]

Is the U.S. driving in the internet slow lane?

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How’s the internet speed where you’re working? There can be multiple answers, since people can work in an office, their own homes, or in a public space such as a coffee shop or hotel. But by far the most common response to that question is, “Not fast enough!” Sure, maybe it’s never fast enough for […]

Listen up! Why your organization needs a voice technology strategy

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Much like mobile devices a decade ago, voice technology is rapidly infiltrating the enterprise through employees looking for more ways to be efficient and productive. Whether it’s an employee or customer, users are the driving force behind many emerging consumer workplace technologies. Voice is no different; Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant, Siri, and others now are […]