Book: Far From the Factory, Lean for the Information Age

John Reeve | March 27th, 2013 | , ,

Book: Far From the Factory, Lean for the Information AgeToday’s companies are facing new challenges in the workplace as employees take to the Internet for all things work-related. There is an unprecedented volume of knowledge being created and consumed by workers. How should a small to medium sized business manage these processes?

Intervals customer George Gonzalez-Rivas has published a book to address these concerns. Far From the Factory, Lean for the Information Age, describes the tools and techniques needed to adapt to the technology-rich, service-oriented office.

One important factor to consider when organizing your team are the tools you will use for collaboration and management. A comprehensive project management app like Intervals can prove invaluable for managing the accumulation, transfer, and storage of knowledge. In fact, the chapter on Customized-off-the-Shelf web-based software gives a glowing review of Intervals:

We found and tested several tools. One of them, Intervals from Pelago, is billed as hosted project tracking for small business and made us immediately feel comfortable in its approach, tools, and structure. If we’d had this years ago, we wouldn’t have found it necessary to build [custom] tools…

If you need help in becoming more efficient in using information and knowledge to make smart business decisions, take a closer look at George’s book.

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