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Rawn Shah - This is a 72 hours workweek

Rawn Shah - This is a 72 hours workweek

So one of the things I talked about is the blurring of the line between personal and a company thing. And it's more than just the device, the device is just a starting point. There was a presentation I made two years ago at an academic summit, Collaborative Futures, and what they were talking about is work-life balance. Now the classic work-life balance version is, you know, “I have so much work, I have to take it at home… and[...]
Rawn Shah - Companies have to ajust their thinking

Rawn Shah - Companies have to ajust their thinking

I think we have to evolve the thinking about what is an enterprise system. It's not longer just the systems you run. It's the systems that help you do business, and help you do your work. There is several different categories, the lead users would use anything, they just want to try more and more things. Whether they actually use it or not, sometimes, you know, you use that new application, that app that you downloaded and you put your[...]
Rawn Shah - The real danger is abducating judgment

Rawn Shah - The real danger is abducating judgment

I think the danger really is not that you have to; you know you leave it to human judgment, to your personal self to decide. The danger is to abdicate the need for judgment. You do whatever the system tells you, and that means you are relying more and more on the system. Basically it's a matter of trust, you trust people, you trust things, you trust the information system because it is… it has given you the right results;[...]
Rawn Shah - You can never learn enough

Rawn Shah - You can never learn enough

When you go into the workplace, more often than not, and especially in a lot of highly changing job environments. You never have, you can never learn enough in the educational institutions that you actually do it. But, at the same time, what the colleges and universities say, is that we are trying to teach you how to understand the basics, so you can go into any field, because it's not just what you study, you can end up in[...]
Rawn Shah - What you are willing to share

Rawn Shah - What you are willing to share

One of the… one recognition that companies have is that we need to do something for the community. See that’s, that’s at least the first step towards thinking there is more than just the customers, actually it's not even the customers I think that they work for, it's I think the shareholders. Customers sometimes come as second thought. No matter how much they say they are going to be customer focused, in the end it's more about how can we get[...]
Rawn Shah - Companies lack a systematic patience

Rawn Shah - Companies lack a systematic patience

So Workhackers in that perspective, I look at it from… and there are actually many different perspectives to it. Some of it is the systematic change of the organization, I look at it in terms more of that individual, you know, if you want change you start with the individual itself in their immediate relationships and you grow from there. The other part of it is… people don’t think that has an influence. If you change the entire administrative system and[...]
Rawn Shah - Public and private are learning from each other

Rawn Shah - Public and private are learning from each other

I hear more and more from public institutions, public sector: "we need to act more like companies. You know, they innovate faster, they move faster and things like that. They are much more efficient than we are." And then from the company side it's I think we need to serve some of the needs that we don’t see happening in the public system. I think that it's a good thing that both sides have that, they are learning from each[...]