Tag: Work

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A Controversial Opinion

It’s time for a controversial opinion.
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Organisational Transparency - Do You Trust Your Staff?

I’ve worked at a variety of organisations. One of the most variable parts of organisation culture I’ve experienced is the level of transparency the organisation displays to staff. When I’ve been in organisations with low transparency, I’ve felt untrusted and less valuable; in organisations with almost total transparency, the level of trust has felt high and I’ve felt much more valued within the business.
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Agile Culture Conference - Melbourne 2019

On Friday I attended the Agile Culture Conference in Melbourne. This blog post is about the key items I took away from the day.
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Talking to People 101 - Requested by Hara Chung

Many in the IT industry have been here before; you go to a Meetup and stand there looking awkward because you don’t know anyone.
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One-on-Ones Don't Exist in the Scrum Guide - Why Do We Do Them?

The Scrum guide defines 5 events, one-on-ones are not one of them. In fact I'm not aware of any agile methodology that extols the virtues of a one-on-one. So why do so many organisations have them?
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Instant Messenger Management - Stop Missing Important Messages

Do you forget to respond to your instant messages? Does your inaction frustrate others? Do you find yourself apologising for missing messages? Maybe this article will give you some ideas.
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Not Invented Here Syndrome

If you haven't heard of it before, ”not invented syndrome” is when an organisation develops a custom solution to a problem that has been solved before. I also extend it to when an organisation creates a completely custom solution for an issue that hasn't necessarily been solved before, but a very similar problem has been solved, and the available solution could easily be extended.
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The Cost of Last Minute Meeting Cancellations

Meetings; love them or hate them, a cancelled meeting comes at a huge cost. A last minute cancellation is even more costly. In this article I'll look at the cost and impact of a last minute meeting cancellation.
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Terminology - When Good Words Go Bad

A quick look at terminology and the importance of clarity.
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Manifestations of Impostor Syndrome

Maybe you’ve heard of it before, but impostor syndrome is the feeling you’re not good enough despite the fact you are. In this article I disclose how impostor syndrome manifests in and impacts me.
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