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Friday, November 25, 2022

The Greg Walters Show with Fran

How did the office become the office and what will it be in the future?

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#WFA vs. #RTO is Pisces vs. Aquarius

In a recent article, "Are Offices Going to Make A Comeback" Steve Todd at Open Sourced Workplace, compares a few benefits and disadvantages of working from anywhere and getting back to an office.

From the article.

Advantages of working in an office:

  1. Accessible Company Resources
  2. Better Defined Work-Life Boundaries
  3. Greater Accountability
  4. More Established Company Culture And Values
  5. Social Interaction

Disadvantages of Working in the Office

  1. Time and Money Wasted on Commute
  2. Less Flexibility
  3. Intrusive Micromanagement
  4. Fewer Travel Opportunities
  5. Limited Talent Pool
The advantages are nill, disadvantages overstated.  The big question is will offices make a comeback?

The answer is 'No'.  Sad news for the myriad industries supporting the vita officio.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

#WFH and Collaboration - study this...culture and results, not process and dogma...

This is how we put together The Greg Walters Show - paying neighbors to keep it down and Mcdonald's drink holders stapled to the wall.

Eight minutes - 

Face-to-face, no rules, just creating, getting from A to B.

No cubicles, core values carved into the wall, chunky watches, or wallet pictures of your Audi.

The office is changing forever - the technology needed to support and accel business into the next century, because that is what we're talking about, the next 100 years, does not exist yet.  You and I, together are on the Edge of Forever.  A place where things grow organically, under pressure, in fire and smoke - like coal to diamonds, today's world is moving us forward at tremendous rates of speed.  

Moore's law is too slow because it reflects DIGITAL advances - off/on - in an analog Universe.  Nature does not move in stop action, it FLOWS...throw some hustle into that flow.

Collaboration can happen in the garage, basement, or in StreamYard and the best 'cultures' are cultured in the wild, not created by an organization - that's not culture it's a cult.

Happy Thanksgiving - "50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong..."

Another year, another turkey.


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

The Greatest Turkey Event in Thanksgiving Day History - Les Nesman

"Like sacks of wet cement...not since the Hindenberg tragedy..."

"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."

Monday, November 21, 2022

"Climate Change", False #WFH Claims and the State of Fear

Food has become more expensive...

Shelter has become more expensive - can you not see...?

How much short-term pain will you be required to sustain?..decades worth?..

"For your own benefit.  Remember that..."

No matter how you feel about climate change, human impact on the planet, and who is to blame - step out of your beliefs for one second and consider the effect of a system dictating behavior for an entire planet.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

"The best part of any office job is the fact can print."

"Have you ever thrown away...warm paper?"

In less than two minutes and thirty seconds, the entire work-from-anywhere-but-the-office movement and the PaperLess Office Deniers are exposed for all to see.

I know it's comedy.  All great comedy is based on a recognizable fact.  For a second listen without the humor.  Listen closely;  There is fact in this act.

Even more important, listen to how the audience responds.  Everyone knows.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

E*Commerce: Where B2C Thrives and Old Business Systems Go To Die.

You've heard it, "If you aren't on my e-commerce platform, you're going to die."  or this one, "Today, you don't need any outside sales reps.  Your prospects don't want to talk to your pushy, commission-breath, hired guns anymore...they'd much rather tap a few keys and have the copier show up at the door."

Well, not that bad.

To be certain, having an ecomm presence is a good thing- for ribbons, toner cartridges, staples, highlighters, and white out.  Groceries, bicycles, and yoga pants are easy to purchase online as well.  So are motor oil, shampoo, peanuts, air compressors, and even lawnmowers.

Do you see the common thread?

Commodity: a mass-produced unspecialized product

Monday, October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween: Grover's Mill, NJ - October 30, 1939

"...We know now that in the early years of the twentieth century this world was being watched closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own. 

We know now that as human beings busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacence people went to and fro over the earth about their little affairs, serene in the assurance of their dominion over this small spinning fragment of solar driftwood which by chance or design man has inherited out of the dark mystery of Time and Space. 

Yet across an immense ethereal gulf, minds that to our minds as ours are to the beasts in the jungle, intellects vast, cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. In the thirty-ninth year of the twentieth century came the great disillusionment."

It was near the end of October. Business was better. The war scare was over. More men were back at work. 

Sales were picking up. 

Friday, October 21, 2022

Level Up With West, Ken and Me

I had a great time with these guys talking about office technology and the new way of the Worlds.

Check it out, here.

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