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Arbeiderkollektivet før og nå

Arbeiderkollektivet før og nå

I 1961 publiserte professoren, sosiologen og maskiningeniøren Sverre Lysgaard boken Arbeiderkollektivet basert på studier av arbeidere og ledelse ved masse- og papirfabrikken Peterson & Søn i Moss på femtitallet. Virksomheten i Moss ble nedlagt i 2012, men før det gjennomførte en gruppe samfunnsforskere en ny studie av virksomheten. Her følger et kort sammendrag. Lysgaards arbeiderkollektivLes mer

Robotetikk

Robotetikk

Roboter vil snart overta jobbene våre hevder noen. Det er i så fall ikke pent gjort. Nærmest uetisk. Men kan algoritmer og roboter være etiske eller uetiske? Her er det delte meninger. Three Laws of Robotics. Allerede i 1942 formulerte science-fiction forfatteren Isaac Asimov det han kalte Three Laws of Robotics i novellen Runaround: 1) EnLes mer

Robotene vil ta jobbene våre – raskere enn vi tror?

Robotene vil ta jobbene våre – raskere enn vi tror?

Overskriften er en av teaserne til en artikkel i Mechanical Engineering utgitt av American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) tidligere i vår. Artikkelens budskap underbygger dette. Jobbene kan forsvinne raskere enn vi kan tenke oss. Under den industrielle revolusjon i England først på 1800-tallet vokste det frem en protestbevegelse blant tekstilarbeiderne, kalt ludditene, som gikkLes mer

Beyond Networking: Learn to Ask the Quality Question

Beyond Networking: Learn to Ask the Quality Question

On an average annual basis, thousands of employees in international companies spend thousands of hours attending courses, seminars, workshops, presentations, etc. about how to understand other people’s cultures, including their norms and values (the reason they do things the way they do). They attend these often compulsory training sessions so that they will become betterLes mer

To Correct or Not to Correct: When Should Native Speakers Speak Up?

To Correct or Not to Correct: When Should Native Speakers Speak Up?

Foreign language learners in the global workplace make spoken and written errors in their new language on a daily basis. Quite often, at least in technology-driven companies, they have been hired because of their education and work background, and not their proficiency in their host country’s native language. While they coast along in English forLes mer

But It’s Not My Fault: Business E-Mail Etiquette When Your Sender Can’t Write Right

But It’s Not My Fault: Business E-Mail Etiquette When Your Sender Can’t Write Right

Yet another interesting aspect of modern communication came up during my most recent business e-mail writing course – interesting as I had certainly never thought of it before. Interesting because it showed a more sensitive side of human nature appearing in the otherwise fast-paced, hardened world of modern business. What came up and out inLes mer

Jobbsøker? få tips og triks

Jobbsøker?  få tips og triks

Møteplassen: Tips og triks i jobbsøkerprosessenLes mer

Less is More: Business E-Mail Insecurity Issues

Less is More: Business E-Mail Insecurity Issues

A surprisingly large crowd showed up at my evening course last week on how to write correct business e-mails in English. As I looked out at the many faces expectantly looking back at me, I tried to remember back to when we all first starting this mode of written communication. Tried but failed to dateLes mer

Techie Talk: Do technical presentations need to live up to their reputation?

Techie Talk: Do technical presentations need to live up to their reputation?

“There’s truth in every stereotype” – or is there? People attending my course on intercultural communication seem to like discussing this statement, at times to a point of seemingly no return. They give examples to show why or why not they find these words to be true, and never do seem to arrive at anyLes mer

Stop in the Name of Workplace Inclusion

Stop in the Name of Workplace Inclusion

At a recent course on intercultural communication in the workplace, I had just given my ‘do’s and don’ts’ advice on how newcomers to Norway should never wait to take the initiative in starting up conversations with native speakers: “Don’t wait for them to talk to you, but rather bring up some topic that you haveLes mer