1 - Better Teamwork Through Better Workplace Design – Anat Lechner, HBR
Collaboration is the way we work now. In a 2008 BusinessWeek study of white-collar professionals, 82% reported they needed to partner with others throughout the day to get their work done. That means people don’t just work together in meeting and conference rooms anymore. Collaboration now occurs all the time at personal desks and in hallways, or virtually via internet or smart phones, and it’s often spontaneous and informal, rather than planned in advance.
2 -INFOGRAPHIC: The Google Yourself Challenge - MakeUseOf
3 – The trouble with romanticizing f2f classrooms and lectures – Ryan Bretag
Edmundson would like us to believe that the classroom is led by masterful speakers, people of TED-Talk quality. These “spellbinding lectures” have students engaged and hanging on every word as the sage in the front delivers content. They spend their time reading the students and the room in order to adjust to the moment in order to maintain this connected experience between speaker and audience for the duration of the session.
But the reality of content-centered, lecture-based courses is far from this well-spun narrative. I’m haunted by images of PowerPoint slides full of content read to us, facts from the textbook given to us, and ideas from a notebook told to us.