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Your Journal Has (Not) Been Updated

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The RPG computer game genre stretches back 30+ years. As time passed, the complexity of missions, quests, objectives, and plot information grew and grew.

Around the late 1990's, games started having a "Journal" function - you'd press "J" and you could see a recap of information from recent important dialogs.

Before that, if you forget info - well, that's really tough...

Management Systems Upgrade

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It is often speculated that the modern human spends half of his life (or more) on the internet or connected to a screen of some sort. As we continue to go deeper into these new structures of reality and technology makes its way deeper into our workplaces how does management keep up with these ever advancing systems? How do leaders adapt to a world outside, but within our tangible existence?

There are instances in today's work places where people can be on a team together and never have met face to face. Some managers have to train their team through virtual simulation instead of with a hands-on skills they used to teach. Some of the most lucrative companies in today's market offer something called web 2.0. What does this mean for the face and practice of management?

In the Harvard Business Review blog Jim Champey (2010) makes a startling revelation about leadership in the digital age. As an executive he argues that his leadership style has not changed very much over the years even though he's more technologically connected. But he's also careful to state, "I worry more that the world of web 2.0 — and what comes after — will distract, not add, from the skill of leaders, make them more, rather than less, remote." He ends his article with the argument, "Real leadership requires relationships and personal engagement. Nothing I see in technology has yet to replace these qualities. I believe that technology will enable new business models, but not 'new leadership'."

I'm not sure this is a fair assumption.

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