Saturation employment follows automation

Dedomenology has a saturation aspect, requiring very long periods of work stretching over many days regardless of the concepts of standard working hours such as a 40 hour workweek.    When something needs to be tackled, it will employ the dedomenologist continuously until there is some level of completion.  There will be an endless stream of assignments that someone will need to dive into the depths of the data ocean and staying there for a long time until the assignment is over. 

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The unconscious mind in the interview

The common interview process lacks the opportunity to exercise the unconscious intelligence through performing realistic task with tangible consequences. This aspect of intelligence is of most interest evaluating suitability for long term employment. One interview strategy to engage the unconscious in conversation is to engage in a dialog that dives deep into a specific task in order to find a resolution to a real problem. As some point in that dialog, we will run out of objective conscious knowledge and this will require us to engage our unconscious intelligence to offer ideas to continue toward a resolution of the dialog. That new information beyond the conscious knowledge is the innovation that came from the unconscious mind. Assuming that we are granted the opportunity to use an interview for a deep single topic dialog, our challenge is to recognized this dialog-inspired innovation so that we may evaluate its quality in context of the job opening.

Thoughts on recruiting the unconscious mind

My hypothesis based on the playing example is that people may place more value on accumulating experiential wealth than on material wealth. In addition to video games, people may acquire experiential wealth in their hobbies, their exercise routines, or engaging in amateur (unpaid) scholarly or scientific work. At the same time, people may see fewer opportunities to obtain experiential wealth in the workplace with its increasing constraints limiting a job to prior certified skills. Outside of the inter-personal social element (social networking), more and more jobs are routine to the extent of denying the unconscious mind’s desire for experiential challenges. As a result, for many people, jobs have become less appealing when they find some affordable non-compensated activity that delights the unconscious mind.

Reflections on solving work-life balance

Here I am at the end of my seventh month of unemployment and I’m wondering about work-life balance.  I have no doubt that most outsiders would consider the balance is a little light on the job side.    But by their measures, the balance is equally light on the life side as well.   I’ve…

Generation hand off in careers

Motivation for this post came from an article posted by AARP discussing the problem of age discrimination in the labor market.   The article attempted to justify its observation of age discrimination by signs of unfair evaluations or reduction in offered opportunities with promising futures.   I wasn’t convinced. Reports show that unemployment rates are…

Promising what you can deliver

This post is my reaction to this article: Nobody cares how awesome you are at your job. This is an interesting study because it confirms what I think is common sense.   If you promise something and deliver it, you get no extra credit by delivering more than you promised.   However, if you promise…