Posts Tagged "culture"

Without accountability there can be no solidarity

Over the past two years I’ve been seeing teams fail because people are not holding one another accountable. People tell me they…

The difference between blame and accountability

For a while now, there’s been some trepidation in the team when holding people accountable. People seem to have difficulty knowing how…

You, organisational hierarchies, avast there!

Via Knowledge Jolt with Jack . Sigurd Rinde says that organisational hierarchies in practice gets in the way of service . They…

Wake up and smell the complacency

Via Ed Gibbs. A recent Gartner reports says: Wake up IT managers, you’re mediocre at best.   A sweeping generalisation? Probably. But I’ve definitely worked in places…

Calling in well

Via Peopleware Chances are you’ve heard of people calling in sick. But have you ever thought of calling in well? You’d get the boss…

It’s a stragedy

A strategy is a plan of action to achieve an overall goal. But when a meeting convened to devise a new organisation…

My take on ‘The Perils of Pair-Programming’

Yesterday I read Matt Stephen‘s article about the perils of pair programming. Let me prefix what I’m going to say with this: Pair-programming isn’t for everyone. It’s…

Change is required to accommodate agility

On Wednesday night Andrew Scotland ran a workshop at the second Agile Practitioners Forum. The event was organised by Les Oliver and Simon Voice and sponsored by Radtac and Connections Recruitment.…

Finding flow in culture

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi writes: Cultures are defensive constructions against chaos, designed to reduce the impact of randomness on experience. They prescribe norms, evolve goals, and…

Organisational constipation

Do things happen too slowly in your organisation? If they do, your organisation is constipated. Look at how decisions are made. Is…

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