Twoodo is featured on Social Media Today

shay-moserOn 28th August Twoodo was featured on Social Media Today, one of the premier online resources for social media news, best practices, tips and advice. Via a LinkedIn group (the power of community building!) Shay Moser, freelance writer and director of communications and social media for Office Politics Ninja spotted Twoodo and approached us for an interview. The results of the exposure were hundreds of sign-ups to our private beta and a big buzz on Twitter.
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Talking entrepreneurship, startups and lean: an interview at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

On Monday 26th August Startupbootcamp’s co-founder Patrick De Zeeuw gave an afternoon presentation plus Q&A session at Hogeschool van Amsterdam on the topics of accelerators, lean methodology and entrepreneurship in education, amongst others. It was the first day back at school and about one hundred professors of IT were present to be inspired by the serial entrepreneur’s tour-de-force personality for the year to come. The information charted below comes from live polls conducted during the presentation.
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Office productivity reports: Ask.com and the IDA

Two kinds of office productivity reports are discussed in this post: Ask.com’s office survey (conducted by an independent external company), and the Industrial Development Agency of Ireland’s recommendations on boosting productivity. These two viewpoints offer a bottom-up view and a top-down view on what office productivity means.

“Productivity is commonly defined as a ratio between the output volume and the volume of inputs. In other words, it measures how efficiently production inputs, such as labour and capital, are being used in an economy to produce a given level of output.” (OECD)

“Productivity is a measure of your company’s return on investment.” (D. Hughes, IDA Ireland)
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Social technology : summary of McKinsey’s “Social Economy” report

In July 2012 the McKinsey Global Institute released a social technology report titled “The Social Economy: Unlocking Value and Productivity through Social Technologies.” This is a breakdown of the essentials, with illustrations taken from the report. “In this report, we define ‘social technology’ as the products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm, and thus allow people to connect and interact virtually.” Continue reading…

How long does it take you to send someone a task?

Do you really know how long it takes to send someone a task? Over the last couple of months we ran a series of tests with over 50 companies and organisations in different industries. We were investigating on workflow methodologies. One point they all had in common is that tasks are sent back and forth between people every single day. We also came to the realization that sending someone a simple task takes up a lot of time, or at least it takes a large number of steps. Too many…
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