Over on the SpiveyWorks Apps blog there is a new post about Tap Collage for Windows Phone growing from 20,000 app downloads to 25,000 app downloads between June 18, 2012 and July 22, 2012. Tap Collage is currently ranked 33 out of 1371 Windows Phone apps in its category according to WP7AppList.com.
Check out Exciting New Tap Collage Plus Templates over on the SpiveyWorks apps blog.
If you are not getting the innovation or creativity needed to raise the bar, then throw out the rules and use good judgment to create something new. Don’t have people in your organization with good judgment? Then don’t expect to have breakthrough, game changing creativity.
From my experience not knowing what to do is an excuse people give for lack of execution. While not knowing enough may be a legitimate concern, the state of not knowing can be used to not act at all. People claim they don’t know what to do because they don’t have a degree, because they don’t have a report, or because politics is keeping critical and timely information from them and their department. You should continue to improve and get new information and always work to know more. This requires action, to make the changes to know more.
Doing what you know is how people execute and get things done, not by being in a constant state of focusing on not knowing things. Being in a state of motion is better than not doing anything. When in doubt, act. Action is when you truly have made a decision.
In knowledge work and the shift to more flat organizations, it is important that people are curious and work well with people that have questions. Sometimes there is a defensiveness about questions and people will say “That is a different department, so why do you care?”
To be more effective you want individual leadership, you want people to care, you want people to connect and share. If you are limiting curiosity and inquiry because you think it’s wasting knowledge worker time then you are probably stifling what is needed to have breakthroughs and increase producing what matters.
If you have large documents that you want to store in the cloud but access instantly without waiting to download a large file then check out SnapCrowd. They have a website and a Windows Phone app.
I met the people behind SnapCrowd at the TechCrunch event in downtown Charlotte on Wednesday night.
What’s the difference between urgent and important? The default is to have urgent work, events to respond to, crisis and more. Someone else creates your urgent list. Important work needs ownership and desire. It’s up to you to allocate time and effort to the important work, the game-changing work. Are you staying occupied instead of achieving results on your important list? You have to want it, because no one else is going to make you. Give a sense of urgency to your important work.