Category: Work

The management guru Peter Drucker once said, “The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.” And in Drucker’s time the workers under the supervision of their managers were likely to have been more similar to the managers themselves. But now we live in different times, and so we have to approach work differently. Technically-literate Millennials have entered the workforce across all industries, the classic Ivy-league engineering graduate isn’t the only type of person working in tech today, and we’re on the verge of an era where machine intelligence is changing the nature of knowledge work. How will design be impacted? What will meetings be like? How will we communicate? What factors do we need to consider going forward in the world of work?

Catt Small on Designing an Inclusive Workplace Culture

What three words would you use to describe the company?

Jules Walter on Diversity in Tech: The Unspoken Empathy Gap

Ken Norton recently published a great piece about the importance of authenticity and psychological safety in order to help teams succeed. In his article, he cites research from Google that suggests psychological safety is the […]

Sarah Cooper on 9 Tricks to Appear Smart in Brainstorming Meetings

The following is an excerpt from Sarah Cooper’s new book, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings (Andrews McMeel) In a brainstorming meeting, the pressure of coming up with incredible new ideas can be debilitating. Luckily, […]

Courtney E. Martin on the Coworking Revolution

Coworking is a growing movement of spaces and people, usually independent contractors, who have realized that working together makes for happier, more productive work lives, so they’re making it happen without the hierarchy. The spaces […]

Sarah Burstein on ‘Design’ & Design Patents

This fall, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Samsung v. Apple. The Court hasn’t considered a substantive issue of design patent law for over 100 years, so naturally the case has attracted […]