Thanks to Intuit Quickbase, the visionary sponsor, and Hylton Jolliffe who assembled the blogging team, I'm a privileged contributor to TheAppGap blog that assembles news, views and reviews about the future of work.
The joy of being a TheAppGap blog contributor is being closer to the latest observations from fellow bloggers Patti Anklam, Matthew Hodgson, Jon Husband, Bill Ives, Shiv Singh and Jim Ware and participating in the broader conversation about Work 2.0.
Not suprizingly, collaboration and emerging tools for working more efficiently in an information overloaded world have become a focus. Jon Husband's "Managing the Flow" post explores a topic that concerns me: the changing work challenges and skills demanded as a cadre of collaborative tools and now enterprise networking platforms (like IBM's Lotus Atlas and Trampline Systems SONAR), increasingly stream information and now organizational network connections. How do people and organizations adapt to work and manage in this world?
My latest TheAppGap post relates to changing skills with a question around whether more "right brain" talents become critical as Dan Pink argues in "A Whole New Mind". Will the M.F.A. become more in demand at the expense of M.B.A.s, a topic the New York Times explored April 6?
As everyday work demands grow the challenge always is taking time to look forward. Still I hope you will regularly find moments to join us at TheAppGap to consider the future of work and the gaps to be filled to maximize opportunities.
~ Jenny Ambrozek