Subscribe to DSC Newsletter

All Blog Posts Tagged 'productivity' (6)

Quantitative Alienation in the Workplace

For my graduate paper, I studied perceptions of workplace stress through the critical lens of social disablement.  Writing this paper was certainly an intellectual exercise that at the time didn’t seem to have many practical applications.  I am therefore honoured to become better acquainted with the “mechanics” of quantitative alienation through my day-to-day duties.  I respect the fact that I can’t share any substantial details about my actual work processes on a blog.  It will therefore be…

Continue

Added by Don Philip Faithful on November 4, 2017 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Connecting the dots: the art and science of managing your workday

Recently, an HR expert told me that to progress in my career I’d need to spend at least 50% of my time managing laterally. Laterally as in not “up” to my boss or “down” to the team I lead.

My immediate instinct was to discard this flat out: after all, how would someone even measure this? Designing an experiment so large as to statistically prove the 50% is extremely tough. There are hundreds of factors contributing to every…

Continue

Added by Catalin Ciobanu on March 23, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

Boost Your Productivity With Amazon Web Services

During the last few years, the hottest word on everyone’s lip has been “productivity.” In the rapidly evolving Internet world, getting something done fast always gets an upvote. Despite needing to implement real business logic quickly and accurately, as an experienced PHP developer I still spent hundreds of hours on other tasks, such as setting up database or caches, deploying projects, monitoring online statistics, and so on. Many developers have struggled with these so called miscellaneous…

Continue

Added by Irina Papuc on March 24, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Overcoming Aspects of Social Disablement in Data

When the performance of an employee is evaluated, ideally there are no externalities to complicate the analysis. If the employee has a computer that is constantly freezing up - or the servers in the company frequently operate slowly - the employee's performance data will reflect the functionality and effectiveness of these systems. If the company occupies a highly competitive market, declining sales data is attributable at least in part to competition rather than the behaviours of employees.…

Continue

Added by Don Philip Faithful on July 25, 2015 at 5:44am — No Comments

Why We Should Be Openly Sharing Our Personal Data With The World...

There has been an ongoing discussion recently on why everyone is sharing their data openly with the world. I found myself wondering more often why it is that through the facility of social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., we are openly publishing the infinite details of our lives. We seem to have this inherent need of self-expression through social media. I admit that I too am a culprit of constantly posting statuses, sharing my location, and uploading photos of personal…

Continue

Added by John Irvine on February 17, 2015 at 11:05pm — 1 Comment

Causality, Closet Nazis, and the Metrics of Criteria

A few semesters into my undergraduate studies, I decided to move away from campus in order to escape the incessant party atmosphere. I chose to rent an old but roomy apartment in Kitchener, Ontario. I read somewhere that this city was formerly called New Munich. One day in the dead of morning, I heard loud banging and smashing downstairs. It seemed that neither I nor my cat could sleep, so I went to investigate. I saw the owner of the building at the front entrance of the apartment holding a…

Continue

Added by Don Philip Faithful on June 21, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

1999

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2019   Data Science Central ®   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service