In the past the distributed worker often struggled with management who couldn’t see them “working”. The Covid19 pandemic response, with many working away from the office, challenged this discomfort like never before. Management (executives, managers, supervisors, etc) had to quickly figure out how they would monitor their employee performance. Here is an idea, how about… Continue reading Defining quality with our workforce
Covid-19 measures imposed upon society are not normal and they are not a new normal. There are certainly elements of how some of us work (distributed teams, virtual environments) and how we engage in commerce (online pre-order or delivery) that could become normal but this is not normal. This is a temporary disruption of normal.… Continue reading Temporary Disruption from Normal
There is more money in a divided people. When we are divided, we do not share our things or our time and therefore we need to consume more. Today, more than ever, that comes alive in the content we consume. Little content that we take in each day is free. The content is paid for… Continue reading Divide and Calculate
I hesitate to say this but I suspect that social media is validating that we have failed to improve our educational systems. I continue to see the masses who have completed high school not understand basic science principles or mathematics nor have the ability to understand or write text above the level of grade 6.… Continue reading Social media, a dashboard for society’s intelligence?
When you wake up in the morning, do you plan to change the world but were foiled by your arch-rival? Is that is why you complain so much? While you waited in line for coffee were you planning to pay it forward and buy a hundred people their coffees but alas your nemesis had stolen… Continue reading Ode to the cranky man
Today’s modern teams depend on the right people to efficiently and effectively achieve success. Sometimes those people are not readily available in your local labour market. Thankfully with the use of technology there is the option of a workforce that is distributed geographically. I have been working with distributed workers for over 20 years and… Continue reading The distributed workforce of tomorrow, today
. . . . is that employers will pay you as little as they can. The problem with wage equality, doesn’t lie with employees but with employers. At the recommendation of a friend I have been reviewing some of Jordan Peterson’s works and found one topic particularly interesting, the issue of wage equality. One of… Continue reading the problem with wage equality . . . .
One of my many concerns for future generations is the future of public parks. Firstly, I firmly believe that shared spaces where all can partake in nature is a right that must continue to be elevated and supported by all levels of government and the public. Secondly, I believe that governments have an obligation to… Continue reading parks
I am not a big fan of growing old. I mean, I like the part about acquiring memories and knowledge and developing wisdom but the part about my moving parts having issues from aging, that part I do not like.
We have for a long time had The National Enquirers and “Professional” Wrestlers and those persons that believed that their fiction was real. Currently though this game to attract readers/viewers and therefore advertising revenue is beginning to emerge as a absolute chaos of capitalism. Everywhere you turn there are links to content that looks “real”… Continue reading fact or fiction