In addition to posting every day this month, I want to better use every moment granted me in September. I’ve got big work projects, home projects including a yard that needs replanting, a waistline that needs shrinking, and most of all, loved ones who need my time. Time is a pretty big deal here at Kronos, and when I read about workers claiming “wage theft” from unpaid time, it seems our solutions should be a bigger deal to some employers. Scratch that. Maybe ethics needs to be more of a big deal to some employers. In another article, Gallup reports the average work week for Americans is 47 hours. What’s yours? Where are you “spending” your limited time?
Hopefully September will be time well spent for me. And you.
“Got time for a story?” My friend and former boss, Barb… Wait, no one ever really stops working for Barb. She loves to use that line and she tells a great story. Once, when I did work for her, We were struggling with a Powerpoint deck for a big presentation she was giving. Finally, she said, “ditch the Powerpoint.” Smart girl. She presented with no slides and no props. She stood in front of the audience and told them a story. She captured them and held their attention. It was a great lesson for me.
Yesterday I wrote about our 1 in one hundred million storytelling campaign, and earlier this month User Experience (UX) design was the topic. Today they come together in an article in UX Magazine by Marc Cajolet (of Kronos), Sarah Bloomer, and Alexandra Stevens about how Kronos is using “User Narratives” in “a major new initiative to accelerate into the cloud-based market.” I love this part:
“…the UX team was tasked with evaluating and evolving many of Kronos’s previously held assumptions about their products and users. Rather than using existing products and well-documented solutions as the starting point, the team wanted to start from scratch and encourage new thinking.”
Check out the article, but first take a minute to listen to Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter, explain the user narrative.