Placing a name on something brings more meaning to it. A name describes an object of interest, providing additional insight into what the object is. For example, think about the sky. The sky is a big entity that we can all associate with. But give the sky a “name”, and a different understanding is gained: blue sky, stormy sky, angry sky, sun-set sky. Each name fills out of different image in our mind of the nature of the sky.
Finding an all-inclusive name for work has been a broad search in recent years. We in workplace strategy have been seeking the right name to describe the evolving world of work we are living in today? I turned to Google’s search engine to collect some data on today’s more common work names.
“Knowledge Work”: <1,880,000 results
Peter Drucker created the name knowledge work in 1959 to describe work based on using…
The idea of creating successful partnerships can be illusive, but it’s power to translate basic research into practical applications is fundamental. It’s often hard to know the difference between a collaborator and competitor, so there is a natural hesitation to share information. However, in today’s world of increasing complexity the necessity for partnerships is greater than it’s ever been. There exists an overwhelming body of evidence that complex problems are rarely solved by one person’s “eureka moment.” Steven Johnston illustrates this point eloquently in his book; The Invention of Air. Johnston focuses on the 18th Century discovery by Joseph Priestly that the air we breathe is a combination of gases, primarily nitrogen and oxygen. Many scholarly sources will credit Priestly with the discovery of oxygen, but the story is much more complex. It’s true that Priestly was able to identify that there was an air purer than the air we…
We live in an amazingly connected world; a world where our ability to share ideas which will someday create great things far exceeds the wildest dreams of even the most creative minds of the previous generation. A world that has been flattened by the internet has been connected by international travel and has been politically stable enough to build international relationships. However, given the crisis mentality that seems to have gripped us and the profound and continuous change that this connectivity breeds you might be wondering if it is a good thing. You fear the internet might send your job to some far-away place. You worry about the cost of filling your gas tank more than buying an international airline ticket. You hear about the threats of terror somewhat regularly. This constant connectivity can cause us to lose perspective and take a negative outlook about the state of the world…
Three new blog entries from Brady Mick, chair of the CoreNet Global Workplace Community and Workplace Strategist at BHDP Architecture:
Challenging Perceived Wisdom Report - A Brief Critique
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Brady reacts to and places his opinion on a report that is currently being circulated on LinkedIn.
Workplace Community Session- The Next Wave of Work & Place
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Brady presents his experience as facilitator of the November 7 Community break out session in Atlanta.
Why do flocking birds relate to work?
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Brady offers his article relating the nature of flocking birds to the nature of people at work in the workplace
, presents a pretty good argument in favor of not allowing gas in a BSC. Many companies utilize gas in the BSC (Biological Safety Cabinet) to sterilize their loops. As consultants we need to bring these potential issues up to our clients when discussing how they will be using the BSC.
• The flame creates turbulence in the laminar flow of air minimizing product protection.
• Heat could melt HEPA filter bonding agents which destroys the filters effectiveness and loss of containment.
• If flame goes out gas will be distributed into the space possibly reaching explosive limits. ( use of an class II -A2 70% recirculation)
The BMBL states open flames are not required in the near microbe- free environment of a BSC and that touch plate micro burners
could be used minimizing turbulence and heat buildup.…