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The ShiftGear Insights

This online community is dedicated to providing you with short, practical updates on the latest developments in thinking and tools. As we continue to develop and refine Dynamic Work Design, we want to ensure we pass these updates on to you. We will demonstrate these developments and strategies through recent applications in the form of Insights, Success Stories, Press, and Working Papers.

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June 17, 2017
By Don Kieffer   Reading Dilbert or watching “The Office” or “Silicon Valley,” humor based in the reality o...
April 23, 2017
For a long time Don and I weren’t exactly sure how to label what we do.  We knew there were big opportunities out the...
April 15, 2017
In early April, ShiftGear, InSinkErator and Infosys Limited presented, “Drive an Oracle Implementation On Time an...
March 28, 2017
A good Dynamic Work Design is built on four principles: 1. Reconcile activity and intent; 2. Connect the human chain thr...
March 7, 2017
The MIT Sloan School of Management recently hosted an alumni webinar featuring ShiftGear Partner (+ MIT Professor) Nelso...
March 3, 2017
At ShiftGear and WorkLab@MIT we try to “walk our talk” and design our work so that it always reveals the next proble...
February 28, 2017
A year ago Don and I took a trip to Nagoya Japan to spend some time working with our partners at Toyota Engineering Comp...
February 1, 2017
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January 25, 2017
 ShiftGear’s Dynamic Work Design Principles Featured: MIT SLOAN ALUMNI MAGAZINE In a MIT Sloan Alumni Magazine...
December 12, 2016
A Tribute to Jay W. Forrester Last week MIT Professor Jay W. Forrester passed away at the age of ninety-eight. Unless yo...
November 14, 2016
What Problem Are You Trying To Solve: An Introduction to Structured Problem Solving MIT Sloan School of Management Work...
October 31, 2016
Using Dynamic Work Design to Help Cure Cancer (and other diseases) MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper Abstract...