The past 11 months I have been researching digital skills and skills necessary to work in a data-driven environment. Specifically, what do business schools do to make sure that their students possess these skills? I used several data sources to answer that question. These three books were extremely helpful during the research: The Text mining … Read moreNot interested in teaching digital skills
Uber, the hail riding company, has been criticized for its culture and leadership style. Often the negative anecdotes I hear about working at US companies center around the benefits and performance focus, it’s often the interpersonal relationships that have more far stretching consequences, as Uber helps to illustrate. Working at a performance drive company is … Read moreAbout Jerks and Negative Nancies at Work
Are you dreading to go to work every morning looking forward to your weekend, maybe secretly looking for other jobs? Or do you have the opposite feelings for your work: Looking forward to the daily work challenges, mundane tasks, and colleagues? Most of us are somewhere in the middle, as different tasks need to be … Read moreWork Engagement Networks
Tools that crunch numbers and provide fast, accurate, and correct decisions are now omnipresent. Amazon’s algorithm recommends products to users, Netflix makes it easier for us to decide what to watch. Data analyst has become a sexy career. Algorithms do not only simplify our free time and buying decision, but they are also helping companies … Read moreWharton People Analytics Conference
Have you heard about the theory of “strength of weak ties” ? Weak ties are those people with whom you interact rarely. Your acquaintances and colleagues you only talk once a while. Their strengths come from exactly this limited interaction. As you don’t interact often with them, chances are high that they know things you … Read moreWeak Ties and Creativity
The New York Times described Google’s finding about what makes teams effective as “surprising” . The article tells the story of how members of Project Aristotle analyzed huge amount of data, looking for patterns that explain why certain teams are more effective than others. Their first culprit, team composition, turned out to not explain anything. … Read moreThat’s it Google? Psychological Safety ?
The New York Times described Google’s finding about what makes teams effective as “surprising” . The article tells the story of how members of Project Aristotle analyzed huge amount of data, looking for patterns that explain why certain teams are more effective than others. Their first culprit, team composition, turned out to not explain anything. … Read moreThat's it Google? Psychological Safety ?
Do you need to be committed to your job and your profession? What if you work in a (multidisciplinary) teams, whose standards or work do you need to commit to? If your colleagues slack, because they are less committed to their job, can you do the same or should you put in your weight or … Read moreWhy you shouldn’t be committed to your work
In a hospital somewhere in the world a nurse and a doctor are fighting. They disagree on how to care for a young girl. The family wants her to be at home, enjoying the time with her, not certain how long they have. The doctor wants to try out a treatment, possibly saving her life, … Read moreAbout nurses, doctors, and the lack of teams in hospitals
There are two types of experts: Routine and adaptive experts. Both require expertise in a field. The differences between them is how they are dealing with changs in their environment. Adaptive expertise: What is it? I have been studying adaptive expertise for the past five years, beginning with a summary of what other people have … Read moreAdaptive Experts: Who are they, why teams should have one, and am I one?