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About time - Examining the case for a shorter working week

Speaker(s): Professor Juliet Schor, Professor Lord Skidelsky, Professor Tim Jackson Chair: Anna Coote Recorded on 11 January 2012 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, Ne...
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The case for napping at work [infographic] - Sandglaz Blog

The case for napping at work [infographic] - Sandglaz Blog | Time and Motion | Scoop.it
The workaholic culture is so embedded in our society that napping at work is often frowned upon. Companies are worried about how snoozing employees might affect their productivity and, in the end, their bottom line.

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Genius: This Alarm Clock Shreds a Dollar Bill If You Let It Buzz Too Long

Genius: This Alarm Clock Shreds a Dollar Bill If You Let It Buzz Too Long | Time and Motion | Scoop.it
Because time is money, and yours is precious.
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Go Inside Google Garage, The Collaborative Workspace That Thrives On Crazy, Creative Ideas

Go Inside Google Garage, The Collaborative Workspace That Thrives On Crazy, Creative Ideas | Time and Motion | Scoop.it
In the company's HQ for moonshot thinking Googler collaboration is engineered into the floor plan.
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What might a world without work look like?

What might a world without work look like? | Time and Motion | Scoop.it
Nina Power: As ideas of employment become more obscure and desperate, 2013 is the perfect time to ask what it means to live without it
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Who Sleeps? Jonathan Crary's "24/7"

Who Sleeps?  Jonathan Crary's "24/7" | Time and Motion | Scoop.it
How could Crary's polemical critique of our sleepless culture intersect with a consideration of other forms of affective labor?
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iRoles

Get iRoles on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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BBC World Service - The Why Factor, Open Plan Offices

BBC World Service - The Why Factor, Open Plan Offices | Time and Motion | Scoop.it
Why has the open plan office become the norm in many places, despite the distractions?
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Android tablet gives the old punch card time clock a facelift

Android tablet gives the old punch card time clock a facelift | Time and Motion | Scoop.it
Punch in, punch out. For millions of workers, time clocks bookend their workday as they “punch in” a card to a time clock device to record they’ve started work and “punch out” when they’re done.
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‘Lucy Kellaway’s History of Office Life’ - FT.com

‘Lucy Kellaway’s History of Office Life’ - FT.com | Time and Motion | Scoop.it
When I started working in an office in the early 1980s, we smoked cigarettes at our desks, banged out articles on heavy typewriters and at lunchtime decamped to the office canteen or the pub for a hotplate of shepherd’s pie.
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Mike Simi

Mike Simi | Time and Motion | Scoop.it
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A robotic arm, originally contructed to produce cars in a factory, becomes a talking sock puppet, he's not too thrilled about becoming a piece of contemporary art, but hey it's a job

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Clare Strand ~ Photographer ~ works

Clare Strand ~ Photographer ~ works | Time and Motion | Scoop.it
The website of photographer Clare Strand
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Thank you Kevin for this suggestion!

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Facebook builds housing near offices, like the old 'company towns' of a century ago

Facebook builds housing near offices, like the old 'company towns' of a century ago | Time and Motion | Scoop.it
Facebook is working with a local developer to build a $120 million, 394-unit housing community within walking distance of its offices. The development conjures up memories of so-called "company towns" at the turn of the 20th century.
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The new Port Sunlight

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Therblig - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Therblig

Therbligs are 18 kinds of elemental motions used in the study of motion economy in the workplace. A workplace task is analyzed by recording each of the therblig units for a process, with the results used for optimization of manual labor by eliminating unneeded movements.

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About · Punchcard Economy

About · Punchcard Economy | Time and Motion | Scoop.it
Surveying the Freelance Factory Floor, 8 hours a day
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Artist Sam Meech knits a new banner to the contemporary working day using a knitting machine and your working hours 

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The Rhythms of Work vs The Rhythms of Creative Labor

The Rhythms of Work vs The Rhythms of Creative Labor | Time and Motion | Scoop.it
Are all types of work created equal? We think not. Rote work may have a predictable rhythm, but creative labor marches to its own drummer.
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Pleasures and perils of open-plan offices

Pleasures and perils of open-plan offices | Time and Motion | Scoop.it
They can be noisy and distracting or deathly quiet environments - so why do so many of us continue to work in open-plan offices?
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Hot-desking / warm beds

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