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by Gregory Ronczewski |
Jul 22, 2019
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit – view his profile   Have you ever wondered what your career would look like if—during this crucial meeting, a few years back—you said “yes” to the offer that...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Jul 2, 2019
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit   Yesterday, I found a copy of The Applied Arts 2019 Design Annual in the mailbox. Walking home, I thought how different...
by Steven Forth |
Apr 23, 2019
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   The third post in a series on the critical skills that are needed for the future of work (terms that are skills on the TeamFit Platform are in bold italics)....
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Mar 5, 2019
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit Top Image: Rynek Główny 13, Pasaż 13, Kraków, Poland. Photo credits: Gregory Ronczewski   Leonardo da Vinci died on May 2, 1519....
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Jan 28, 2019
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit   Carlo Rovelli in his book Reality is not what it seems takes the reader to the ancient times and writes “…...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Nov 22, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit   It is November, and it means that the roof and the gutters on my house need to be cleaned before the...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Nov 13, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit Top image: Alicia Vikander and Sonoya Mizuno in Ex Machina (2014)   Last week I was invited to a meeting organized by Ibbaka—a...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Oct 18, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit   I was sitting on the ferry the other day. The North Shore mountains were slowly getting closer. At first, it was...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Oct 4, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit   We spend quite a bit of time looking at the best team composition using skills, behaviours and talents to optimize project...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Sep 26, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit Top image: The Lascaux Cave, Vezere Valley, France.   “To be a master of metaphor,” Aristotle wrote in his Poetics, “is the...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Jun 28, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit Top image: ICOM Amateur Base Station IC-7700 HF/50MHz Transceiver    In Japanese aesthetics, there is something called wabi-sabi. It is sometimes described...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Jun 12, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit   “According to a legend, ancestors of today’s Oromo people in a region of Kaffa in Ethiopia were believed to have been...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
May 31, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit Top image: yes, you are right – it’s a Roasted Pork Shoulder.   “Skills determine if you can do something, whereas talents...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
May 11, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit   “Creativity isn’t solely the domain of traditional artistic fields” – writes Tim Brown (CEO of the iconic firm IDEO) in an...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
May 7, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski is the Director of Product Design at TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit Top image: Airbus A350 XWB prototype 003 at Singapore Airshow, February 11, 2014, photo by Thor Jorgen Udvang   “Past performance is...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
May 2, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski leads the design of the TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit Top image: A silver and a black Tesla Semi in Rocklin, California   A PWC 2017 Report states that by the year 2030, 30...
by Steven Forth |
Mar 7, 2018
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile. Top image: Cactus Blossoms, the Valley of Fire, Nevada   In early April, a new HR conference is kicking off in Las Vegas. This is HR Transform 2018...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Feb 26, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski leads the design of the TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit Top image: Marcello Mastroianni as Guido Anselmi in 8½ directed by Federico Fellini.   One of the first things we learn at any school...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Jan 22, 2018
Gregory Ronczewski leads the design of the TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit Top Photo: Wendy Holdener of Switzerland competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s Slalom, Snow Queen Trophy 2018 in Zagreb, Croatia....
by Steven Forth |
Jan 3, 2018
Steven Forth is a Co-Founder of TeamFit. See his Skill Profile.   How will your work change in 2018? This will depend a lot on where your organizations sits on the three critical axes of change that will reshape...
by Steven Forth |
Nov 14, 2017
Steven Forth is a co-founder of TeamFit. See his TeamFit skill map here. Employee engagement is a hot topic these days. According to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace Report for 2017, only three out of ten workers feel engaged. Company leadership is...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Oct 30, 2017
Gregory Ronczewski leads the design of the TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit In one of his posts on LinkedIn, Luke Wroblewski, Product Director at Google, shared a graphic showing that 21% of Millennials (age 18 to...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Oct 12, 2017
Gregory Ronczewski leads the design of the TeamFit platform – view his profile on TeamFit In a scientific manifesto titled, Novum Organum Scientiarum, (‘New Instrument of Science‘) published in 1620, Francis Bacon wrote that “knowledge is power.” It seems obvious today,...
by Gregory Ronczewski |
Sep 13, 2017
Gregory Ronczewski leads the design of the TeamFit platform – see his profile on TeamFit When we hear about William Thompson, better known and remembered as Lord Kelvin, absolute temperature and laws of thermodynamics comes to mind. In 1876...
by Steven Forth |
Jul 4, 2017
We are all going to have to learn new skills, this year, next year and every year for the rest of our working life, learn new skills and find new ways to apply old skills. One could even say...
by Steven Forth |
May 22, 2017
There is a lot fear about the future of work. Will there be enough work to go around? Will these be high quality employment opportunities, low quality service jobs, or tasks done in the gig economy? What kind of...
by Steven Forth |
May 8, 2017
David Vance had a provocative piece in Chief Learning Officer in April, 2017. He starts by asking “How many of you are reskilling your employees?” It is a good question. He has an answer that challenges what he sees...
by Steven Forth |
Apr 5, 2017
Back in February 2015, when we were at work on our first ideas about skill management and how a shared understanding of skills was core to the future of work, we set out our critical assumptions about the future...
by Steven Forth |
Mar 13, 2017
TeamFit is a skill management platform for professional services companies. We spend a lot of time speaking with the leadership of different companies to understand their strategies and the business pressures they are under. A surprising number of these...
by Steven Forth |
Mar 6, 2017
Many large or rapidly growing companies have a person responsible for talent acquisition. Aging workforces, changing skill requirements, competition for talent are all driving interest in talent acquisition. But is talent acquisition the most important way to build capabilities?...
by Steven Forth |
Feb 27, 2017
Human resources management generates a lot of records and is supported by process after process. Sometimes we lose sight of the people in all of the data and processes. Collecting reliable records is a critical part of human resources...
by Brian Conlin & Steven Forth |
Feb 19, 2017
“Differentiate for your clients, not from your competitors” Understanding strategic differentiation is critical to the leaders of professional services companies. In a hyper-competitive world, companies without differentiation quickly find themselves pushed down into commoditized roles where it is hard...
by Steven Forth |
Feb 12, 2017
Software may be eating the world, as Marc Andreessen says, but it is doing so by embedding itself into things and then connecting them into larger systems. The handle for this massive trend is the Internet of Things or...
by Steven Forth |
Feb 7, 2017
“The future is here, it is just not evenly distributed.” William Gibson   Governments are preparing a massive renewal of infrastructure. In Canada, the government plans to stimulate the economy with a $125 billion infrastructure fund. In the United...
by Steven Forth |
Dec 1, 2016
At TeamFit, we regularly survey different industries on skill trends and look at our own platform to see what skills are getting the most use. One of the skills that has been trending over the past five years is...
by Karen Chiang |
Nov 21, 2015
Read also Part 1: TeamFit One Year Later Part 1 – What We’ve Learned “In the end, you have to choose whether or not to trust someone.” Sophie Kinsella It was roughly a year ago that I joined and...
by Steven Forth |
Nov 16, 2015
Last November we announced a pivot from team collaboration and decision making to team building. Why TeamFit. One more time around the sun is a good time to take stock of how far we have come and where we need...
by Steven Forth |
Oct 5, 2015
TeamFit is undergoing a skill review at the moment. We are looking at the skills we have in the company and what skills we need to deliver on our goals. We are also trying to look out six months...
by Steven Forth |
Sep 28, 2015
Project success rests on three things: goals (and goal alignment); team chemistry (including communication) and the skills of your team. TeamFit is focused on skills, specifically how skills get applied to projects. You can’t build a great team using...
by Steven Forth |
Sep 24, 2015
TeamFit is undergoing a skill audit at present. We want to test that we have the skills we need to deliver on our vision. Like most companies today, we view our skills not just as those we have internally....
by Steven Forth |
Sep 1, 2015
What does it really mean to know what your own skills are? Or the skills of the people you work with? And why should you care? We are moving away from a world of rote, process driven work. If...
by Karen Chiang |
Jul 22, 2015
Some of the world’s top professional services companies are phasing out traditional performance reviews and staff rankings. For many years these were central to how these companies managed their staff, decided on promotions and bonuses. “Performance is an ongoing...
by Steven Forth |
Jun 29, 2015
Many of us like to claim a lot of skills. Active users on the TeamFit platform typically claim 50 or more skills, and most people have the maximum 50 listed on their LinkedIn profiles. The typical project on TeamFit,...
by Amar Dhaliwal |
Jun 18, 2015
Last month, KPCB’s Mary Meeker presented KPCB’s 2015 Internet Trends report and what a treasure trove it is. One trend that Meeker commented on was the “re-imagining of enterprise computing” which is now “changing business process one segment at...
by Karen Chiang |
Jun 16, 2015
The work economy is rapidly changing and companies are becoming increasingly discriminating as they select technology service providers to carry out projects. To keep up with the changing competitive landscape leading IT professionals are constantly looking to better position their...
by Violetta Yan |
Jun 5, 2015
HR professionals and project managers constantly seek the most effective way to understand and assess people’s skills. We are all under more and more economic pressure to be competitive. Companies are dependent on the skills of their people to...
by Rita Trehan |
Jun 2, 2015
(Rita Trehan is a Senior Executive and Chief Human Resources Officer teaching companies how to rethink their business in terms of capacity and break down silos with a business-centric lens. She is a frequent author of guest posts on...
by Steven Forth |
Jun 1, 2015
At TeamFit, we are deep into the design and development of our TeamBuilder module. TeamBuilder is used to find the best people for a team and will be released later in June. So we have been talking to a...
by Rita Trehan |
May 29, 2015
A corporate vision is one of the most important aspects of a company. As I talk about in my forthcoming book, corporate vision is the means to visualize your optimal future state of being. It’s what you wish to...
by Steven Forth |
May 18, 2015
LinkedIn executed on an important strategic decision this month (May 2015). As it had announced well in advance (no one can claim they were taken by surprise by this), it closed off access to its platform to all but...
by Steven Forth |
May 4, 2015
Data ownership models are going to be a hot topic for the next few years as we redefine working relationships and the value of personal data becomes obvious to everyone. The current model, where the employer and the employer...
by Steven Forth |
Mar 19, 2015
In February we published a post and started a survey on the contingent economy. The contingent economy refers to the move by many companies to reduce dependence on full-time workers and to increase the use of contract workers. Many...