People & Skills

For Innovation: Culture Trumps Office Design

Innovation Labs, either accelerators or corporate bunkers, are now becoming commonplace. As a result, workspace design is booming. Workplace design exerts a powerful force on behavior, but what is its direct influence to innovation? Beyond the initial jolt of excitement it effects on employees, we don’t actually know what happens to office employees after such re-designs?

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2014 Careers: Stop Playing Chess, Start Playing Risk

The chess analogy comes from the common experience of being "moved" like a piece on a chessboard. I spent 25 years as a software engineer doing essentially the same exact thing year over year: building and shipping products in the high-tech industry. Some of the most frustrating career experiences were the result of decisions that a manager or an executive would make where I was moved to a new project without due consideration.

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