ManagementSpeak, 7/21/2014

By Bob Lewis | July 21, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: The first stage of this effort will require 1 to 2 hours one on one time with myself.

Translation: I want the best of everyone’s thinking on this, just as soon as I’ve made up my mind about everything.

Today’s anonymous contributor gave us his best thinking. Why don’t you?

The assumption of pervasive technology

By Bob Lewis | July 21, 2014
Topics: Industry Commentary, Leadership, NewPost, Organizational Effectiveness, Technology | 6 Comments »

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“Digitalization” is more than an assemblage of technologies. It’s the assumption of pervasive technology.

ManagementSpeak, 7/14/2014

By Bob Lewis | July 15, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: I am here to bring efficiency, not to win a popularity contest.

Translation: Why build bridges when I’m just going to burn them anyway?

Correspondent L.T. is basking in the glow of another recently departed Guru.

The Embedded Technology Generation

By Bob Lewis | July 15, 2014
Topics: Industry Commentary, Leadership, Organizational Effectiveness, Strategy and Tactics, Technology | 8 Comments »

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The incoming workforce is different in one important respect: They’re so used to technology, they don’t even think of it as technology.

Managementspeak, 7/7/2014

By Bob Lewis | July 7, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: We need a short-term, medium-term, and long-term plan. Translation: We need a plan for today, this week and this month. KJR needs a plan to get more excellent ManagementSpeaks like this one from long-time reader Ed Kimball.

Is the “digital revolution” revolutionary?

By Bob Lewis | July 7, 2014
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Maybe, maybe not, but that doesn’t mean ignoring it is a good idea.

Great Quotation, 6/30/2014

By Bob Lewis | June 30, 2014
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“We’d all like to know how the information revolution eventually shakes out. I think we know. It ends in ordinariness, disappointment and advertising, as things always do.

- Tom Toles, Washington Post

IT is pervasive. Except in businesses.

By Bob Lewis | June 30, 2014
Topics: Industry Commentary, Organizational Effectiveness, Technology | 1 Comment »

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Information technology is part of the social landscape. We don’t even notice that it’s technology any more. But in business?

Great Quotation, 6/16/2014

By Bob Lewis | June 16, 2014
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“Cognition is beyond comprehension.”

- Unknown

With documentation, accuracy isn’t what matters

By Bob Lewis | June 16, 2014
Topics: Industry Commentary, Organizational Design, Process Management and Improvement | 4 Comments »

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If documentation doesn’t lead to understanding and insights, being accurate in every detail doesn’t matter.

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