Simplify your IT-Management

By Andreas Lezgus | Fokus on the future of IT and how to simplify the management responsibilities.

Demystifying artificial intelligence in government

Article<p>AI-augmented government Using cognitive technologies to redesign public sector work<p>April 26, 2017<p>Can cognitive technologies do government …

The Little Guide to Digital Decluttering

Reading this article is probably only a very small part of your digital life. In addition, you might do one or more of the following:<p>work<br>• store …

5 Bad Habits You Must Change to Be More Productive

No. 3 was killing my business in 2016 and still has an effect in 2017.<p>Productivity is very important in today's fast-moving world. Most people try to add to their routine to get more done, but that approach takes a while before it yields good, measurable results.<p>Most of the time, all you need to …

Time Management

Technical Debt Pattern: Custom Off-The-Shelf

It was only about 30 minutes into the meeting when the senior developer uttered the dreaded words: “Rewrite”. That was the point where what should …

8 Communication Habits That Only Exceptional Bosses Use Daily

You can't be an exceptional leader without using these powerful communication habits.<p>When it comes to any type of business, effective communication is absolutely vital for success. Why? Communication creates clarity, productivity, fosters teamwork and inspires. Bad communication, on the other hand, …

Leadership

Projektmanagement braucht kein Mensch! - Projekte leicht gemacht

Kennst du auch diesen Kollegen, diesen erfahrenen Mitarbeiter? Ständig wettert er gegen dieses ganze neumodische Zeugs. „Projektmanagement“, wer …

Agilität: Eine Frage der Verantwortung

Ist die Rede von Agilität, sind meist Effekte gemeint wie eine bessere Anpassungsfähigkeit und ein geringeres Risiko durch die evolutionäre …

Policy in the data age: Data enablement for the common good

Like companies in the private sector, governments from national to local can smooth the process of digital transformation—and improve services to …

These Are the 10 Best Infographics for Leaders and Managers

These well-researching, simply-presented graphics tell you all you need to know about managing teams.<p>A couple of weeks ago, I posted 9 great infographics that were (IMHO) better than an MBA. With that in mind, here are what I believe to be the 10 best infographics about leadership and management, …

Infographics

7 Phrases Smart Leaders Always Use to Inspire Teamwork

Smart leaders know it takes a team of motivated people -- all working together as one -- to accomplish great things.<p>Smart leaders know that they can't accomplish the goals of their organization--or their own goals, for that matter--all by themselves. It takes a team of motivated people who are …

Leadership

Is your IT ready for the digital age?

“The speed of current technological breakthroughs has no historical precedent, and the pace is exponential rather than linear,” says Klaus Schwab, …

Fujitsu World Tour 2016 - Düsseldorf

The Five Must-Have Skills Every Leader Needs For The Future of Work

Earlier this year I sat down with Philip Foster, of Maximum Change, to talk about the future of work. You can listen to the full podcast here. Foster …

Value and Vulnerability: The Internet of Things in a Connected State Government

NASCIO Resources<p>Value and Vulnerability: The Internet of Things in a Connected State Government<p>June 2016<br>• Number of views: 8816<p>States are finding that …

Freiräume schaffen

Wir leben in einer Zeit und Welt, die sich sehr treffend mit dem Akronym VUCA (kurz für volatility, uncertainty, complexity und ambiguity) …

Creating a culture of modern engineering within Microsoft IT

Technical Case Study<p>May 2016<p><b>Download</b><p>Technical Case Study, 649 KB, Microsoft Word file<p>To shorten feature and service development cycles and to respond …

What digital leaders are doing differently, compared to digital laggards

In the latest CIONET research on the state of digital transformation in Europe, conducted by CIONET and NextValue, a lot of emphasis is put on …

Digital Transformation

22 Executives Share the Daily Habits That Keep Them on Top

You might be surprised at the simple things they do to succeed.<p>The most successful people I know share some common traits. They tend to get up early, stay in front of health issues, and know how to handle money. They get quality sleep, play hard and stay sharp through continuous learning. They also …

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An Executive's Guide To The Internet Of Things [Infographic]

The Internet of Things is growing. Forecasters predict up to 20 billion Internet of Things devices within a few years, which will create more than $300 billion in opportunities for tech vendors, telcos and device makers by 2020.<p>Overwhelmed? You’re not alone. Many executives find it difficult to get …

Internet of Things

The Cloud Eats The Desktop

<b>Amazon’s</b> recent spectacular earnings illustrate the prescience of its massive early investment in cloud computing. Those results stood in stark contrast to the dreary numbers reported earlier by the likes of <b>Intel</b> <b>and</b> <b>Apple</b>, and shine a spotlight on the new normal in computing.<p>Amazon Web Services, a …

Amazon Web Services

5 Ways to Make the Best Infographics, According to This 'DataViz Geek'

To judge a chart's value, you need to know more--much more--than whether you picked the best colors or labeled your axes correctly.<p>How do you know you're using the right chart to make your point?<p>In his recently released book, <i>Good Charts</i>, Scott Berinato, a self-described "dataviz geek" and a senior …

Data Visualization

3 critical communication mistakes great leaders don't make

Even though communication is often referred to as "soft skills" a more appropriate term is critical skills.<p>If you look at any workplace issue, at the root you see a communication problem, which affects workplace relationships.<p>Leaders rely on critical communication skills to resolve conflict, …

Leadership

Mastering the Art of "Just Start"

For most of us, there is nothing more daunting than coming face-to-face with a blank page. Sure, a <i>tabula rasa</i> means you can take a project in any …

The One Question That Instantly Improves Accountability In Meetings

In a typical meeting, people share several ideas, goals and plans. But we’re all too familiar with what often happens next: nothing.<p>Days, even weeks go by, and no one brings their concepts to life. Virtually no progress is made toward achieving the meeting’s goals. Everyone gets frustrated, you, …

Leadership

Why Frameworks and Methodologies Don’t Matter

Frameworks and methodologies don’t matter because fundamentally they all work… just pick one.Honestly, it really doesn’t matter if you choose SAFe, …

Project Management

What Great Managers Do

“The best boss I ever had.” That’s a phrase most of us have said or heard at some point, but what does it mean? What sets the great boss apart from the average boss? The literature is rife with provocative writing about the qualities of managers and leaders and whether the two differ, but little …

The Complete Guide To The 5 Types Of Organizational Structures For The Future Of Work

Over the past few weeks I’ve been writing about various types of organizational structures that either already exist in today’s business landscape or are starting to emerge as viable options for the future of work. I explore each of these structures and concepts in my book <i>The Future of Work:</i> …

The Workplace

A workplace strategy Jeff Bezos swears by can drastically reduce office conflicts

I was talking to a friend, who is an attorney, some years ago. We were discussing a small disagreement I was having with a coworker. The friend gave me some advice that I’ve practiced ever since.<p>“Have him send you an email. Make him write out exactly what his request is.”<p>Lawyers love this …

Jeff Bezos

14 Ways to Redesign Your Day for an Optimal Work-life Balance

For many of us, the balance between work and life has become so hopelessly out of kilter that getting a handle on it seems overwhelming and nearly …