BestBuy gets more productive on WorkFastTV

Every week we film a live WorkFastTV show at the Revision 3 studios in San Francisco as part of our FastCompanyTV family of shows. It’s where we cover how work is changing thanks to the Internet. Last week we had BestBuy, one of the world’s largest retailers, on the show to tell us how they are using collaborative software to make themselves more productive and better train their employees. That video is now up, some really interesting things they are doing with their 140,000 employees.

This week? We’ll film Thursday 10 a.m. Pacific Time because of the Fourth of July holiday here in the United States. Guest? New York Times Bestselling author Tim Ferriss (he wrote the 4-Hour Workweek). That should be lots of fun as we find out what he’s been doing to avoid working too much.

Who should we have on future shows? Coming up soon is David Allen, too.

Now that we’ve done a month’s worth of WorkFast, what do you like or hate about the show? How could we add more value to it for you?

13 thoughts on “BestBuy gets more productive on WorkFastTV

  1. If you employ disposable low-level part-timers, without any stakes or loyalty, as the main army, and are consistently 30-50% higher priced than competitors, no amount of effort will ever make any headway, this is all pointless make-work.

  2. If you employ disposable low-level part-timers, without any stakes or loyalty, as the main army, and are consistently 30-50% higher priced than competitors, no amount of effort will ever make any headway, this is all pointless make-work.

  3. I think having Deva involved would be valuable, as well. I’ll be heading to IORG next month as it should be a useful and diverse group of folks –and all of your viewers could benefit from any new knowledge and ideas that are shared there.

    Plus I’m sure he’ll have plenty of insight to offer around the most popular “productivity tool” within the business community (for better or worse), which is still MS Outlook.

    Great catching up in DC this past week!

  4. I think having Deva involved would be valuable, as well. I’ll be heading to IORG next month as it should be a useful and diverse group of folks –and all of your viewers could benefit from any new knowledge and ideas that are shared there.

    Plus I’m sure he’ll have plenty of insight to offer around the most popular “productivity tool” within the business community (for better or worse), which is still MS Outlook.

    Great catching up in DC this past week!

  5. This was a fun interview…Gary Koelling was a delight when I interviewed him last week and he and Steve Bendt (and their colleague Cameron Gross) were very accommodating to Minnov8.

    Thought I’d shamelessly plug our site (a five geek labor-of-love with no business model) and our interview with BSN for those of your viewers interested in a bit more (and a screenshot of BSN): http://minnov8.com/2008/06/27/bsn/

  6. This was a fun interview…Gary Koelling was a delight when I interviewed him last week and he and Steve Bendt (and their colleague Cameron Gross) were very accommodating to Minnov8.

    Thought I’d shamelessly plug our site (a five geek labor-of-love with no business model) and our interview with BSN for those of your viewers interested in a bit more (and a screenshot of BSN): http://minnov8.com/2008/06/27/bsn/

  7. Robert,

    I’d love to come talk to you about what we’re doing at the Information Overload Research Group (http://www.iorgforum.org/). We just officially launched the organization a few weeks ago and will be having our first IORG conference in a couple of weeks in NYC. We’re bringing together academics, corporate researchers, solutions providers, analysts, and end-user companies to share and collaborate on solutions to help improve productivity and reduce information overload and stress.

  8. Robert,

    I’d love to come talk to you about what we’re doing at the Information Overload Research Group (http://www.iorgforum.org/). We just officially launched the organization a few weeks ago and will be having our first IORG conference in a couple of weeks in NYC. We’re bringing together academics, corporate researchers, solutions providers, analysts, and end-user companies to share and collaborate on solutions to help improve productivity and reduce information overload and stress.

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