productivity


Why is adopting new technology so challenging for organizations?

At Cerebyte, we have begun working with several companies to support them as they work to get large groups of people to adopt new technology. We’ve also been in pre-sales with several companies around the same situation. The technologies being adopted are diverse including a SalesForce.com program, human resource systems, production management systems, and supply […]


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Disruptive Technology for Leading, Learning and Organizational Transformation…Speed, Speed and More Speed

We live in a Twitterized world. Everything is in 140 characters…or now its 280 characters. The fast-paced, “what have you done for me lately” world has made it even more challenging for companies and their employees to be successful. Most leadership initiatives and change programs take days, weeks and sometimes years to complete and, honestly, […]


Cerebyte’s Sofia program helps speed leadership transformation

In an earlier post, I referred to a situation where a technical leader used our Cerebyte Sofia online learning platform to develop a best practice in just 1.5 hours. The situation that prompted this initiative is a real and common problem in a lot of organizations. Specifically, this organization recognized that the standard practice of […]


Is working 9 to 5 really for losers?

I recently read an interesting article in the New York Times entitled In Silicon Valley, 9-5 Is for Losers. The gist of the article is that the high-tech culture in Silicon Valley values extreme work hours in order to potentially make a lot of money over all other values. As the article points out, even […]


Raising performance through mentally and physically challenging activities

I read a fascinating article called How to Become a “Superager” in the Sunday Review section of the New York Times. The article defines the term superager, which is a term coined by the neurologist Marsel Mesulam, as those whose memory and attention isn’t merely above average for their age, but is actually on par […]

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Is there a three-day workweek in your future?

When Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecom billionaire, suggested a global three-day workweek, news outlets around the world jumped on the story. More leisure time fits into the equation, but so does longer working days—and workers staying in the workforce into their 70s. According to Phillip Inman and Angela Monaghan, writing for The Guardian, “Unions might […]


Workaholic or high performer: What’s the difference?

According to Jullien Gordon, a speaker and founding partner of New Higher, workaholism and high performance look a lot alike from the outside, but they’re actually nothing alike. “The big difference is how the individual feels on the inside about who they are in relationship to their work,” Gordon explains. A high performer “works hard […]


Slacking off can boost productivity

I’ve written before about the power of naps to increase learning and productivity. A recent article on Forbes.com points out that all kinds of seemingly frivolous activities can be beneficial in the workplace. “A growing body of research suggests that the longer you keep your rear end in your chair and your eyes glued to […]