Musings on Knowledge Work and Place

Like most readers of this blog I am a knowledge worker. I use my head to create value. Sure, I use my hands too, but mostly just to hit little square pieces of plastic in a particular sequence that produces images of text on a plasma screen. Sometimes I hold a pen and spread ribbons of ink on paper as another way to create and communicate my ideas. But however I record my ideas, it’s what goes on in my head that matters. Read more

Dive In. The Water is Fine.

There are currently over 1 billion mobile workers across the globe.

And, if you’re reading this right now, you are likely one of us…or, you will be one day soon. While we represent a diverse cross section of industries and job functions, we share a common trait – we are leaving “work” to get work done. On any given day, we have abandoned our conventional home or corporate office and can be found working at a 3rd place. It might be the coffee shop across the street, a hotel room in a distant city, a coworking space or office center downtown, or a colleague’s empty conference room. Read more