Archive for the “Work and tools” category

Office in the coffee

by Stefan Czerniawski on 7 February 2014

As an antidote to the three posts this week criticising London transport maps and information, a particularly splendid reworking of the tube map has been going the rounds recently (click on it to see a bigger version). It shows the (…)

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Govcamp is useless

by Stefan Czerniawski on 28 January 2014

It’s the Monday1 after the Govcamp before, the day Dave Briggs once described as the most depressing day of all, as the exhilaration of the event crashes into the realities of working lives. I like Govcamp for a long list (…)

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Work Place

by Stefan Czerniawski on 24 January 2014

The question of how we work in a digital world is occupying me quite a lot at the moment. Prompted in part by my involvement with the project to deliver technology good enough for work, I wrote a post here (…)

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by Stefan Czerniawski on 15 January 2014

More than 90% of people don’t know about CTRL- or CMD- F… — Neil Williams (@neillyneil) December 2, 2013 My first computer came with a big solid manual. In fact it came with two, one for MS-DOS, the operating (…)

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Antelopes grazing in the open plan

by Stefan Czerniawski on 20 November 2013

Here’s another interesting talk on the office working environment, this time from Ben Hammersley. Ben talks about the impossibility of reaching the flow state necessary for any kind of thoughtful work in an environment of constant interruptions, and about the (…)

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Off peak office

by Stefan Czerniawski on 18 November 2013

Perhaps I didn’t need to write this morning’s blog post. I could have just linked to this video instead – Dave Coplin on fine form, with bravura illustration. RSA Animate – Re-Imagining Work from The RSA on Vimeo. This is (…)

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Peak office

by Stefan Czerniawski on 18 November 2013

Culture eats technology for breakfast (to adapt the more common version, that culture eats strategy for breakfast – but culture is omnivorous, so no problem there). The critical question which follows from that statement gets much less attention: where are (…)

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Out of office

by Stefan Czerniawski on 14 October 2013

The desk drawers are empty. The recycling bin is full. The last email has been sent. The coffee mug has been washed and put away. The farewells have been said. Time to move on. I am not going very far, (…)

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Small pieces loosely joined

by Stefan Czerniawski on 10 July 2013

If you don’t want to read the whole of this post, there are two simple actions to take: Go to the new Public Sector Blogs site, admire it briefly, then subscribe to updates by RSS or by email, according to (…)

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Law, code and architecture

by Stefan Czerniawski on 19 April 2013

Law matters. It matters at a detailed level because we all need to understand rights, duties, obligations and constraints. It matters at a social level because it is the framework for mutually accepted constraint which is part of what defines (…)

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