🔗 Holacracy Foundation

How It Works – Holacracy Foundation Holacracy is a management framework for organizations made of 5 distinct —but complementary— modules. Holacracy is a management framework codified into a constitution — the “rules of engagement” for working in an organization. It takes a leader willing to delegate their authority into a set of foundational rules that everyone will follow, including themselves. Module 1 - Organizational Structure Defines an explicit standard format for encoding roles and rules of the organization, as well as basic responsibilities for anyone in a role....

June 12, 2024 · 2 min · 242 words

🏞 The varieties of human work

“The Varieties Of Human Work” by Steven Shorrock (Safety Differently) Early ergonomists realised that the analysis of work could not be limited to work as prescribed in procedures etc (le travail prescrit), nor to the observation of work actually done (le travail réalisé). Both have to be considered. But these are not the only varieties of work. Four basic varieties can be considered: work-as-imagined; work-as-prescribed; work-as-disclosed; and work-as-done. These are illustrated in the figure below, which shows that the varieties of human work do usually overlap, but not completely, leaving areas of commonality, and areas of difference....

June 10, 2024 · 1 min · 106 words

🔗 Work Is Work

Work Is Work | codahale.com (Jan. 2020) The Ceiling Is Low The work capacity of an organization scales, at most, linearly as new members are added. … The ceaseless pursuit of force multipliers is the only possible route to superlinear productivity improvements as an organization grows. The Floor Is Lava Contention costs grow superlinearly as new members are added. … Staffing highly sequential efforts as if they were entirely parallel leads to catastrophe....

June 10, 2024 · 1 min · 171 words

🔗 A framework for PM skill development | Vikrama Dhiman

From Lenny’s Podcast episode: A framework for PM skill development | Vikrama Dhiman (Gojek) Vikrama Dhiman heads all things product at Gojek, including product management, design, program management, and research, across Indonesia, Singapore and India. The 3 W’s framework for PM career growth: What you produce? Start by focusing on your outputs Don‘t lose sight of outputs when you start focusing on outcomes What you bring to the table? Impact through the artifacts that you work on What’s your operating model?...

May 15, 2024 · 1 min · 173 words

📋 The strange case of Lisbon Meetups “Pizza Monster”

Remembering the strange case of the “Cookie Pizza Monster” that every Technology Meetup organiser in Lisbon became very familiar with during the years around ~2019. A few nuggets of the outrageous situations surrounding these events, where normal social conventions went out the window: 🥇 He was always one of the first to sign up right after a particular Meetup event was open 🤨 Strong suspicion of an automated process going on 🍕 Any Meetups that offered complimentary food (usually pizza) were especially targeted 🤤 Once at the Meetup, he’d ignore all the talks and dash for the pizzas 🥪 The modus operandi was often to fold half of a pizza a couple of times, and process to eat it like a sandwich 🔁 Rinse and repeat until full or no more pizzas 🛍️ At one occasion he even brought refrigerator plastic bags to start filling with the available finger food 😤 When called out by the organiser he reluctantly stopped but was quite upset and rude 🥷 In another occasion, was caught wandering the private office areas of the company hosting the event 🪧 This despite clear signage indicating the event auditorium Although difficult situations to deal with at the time, it became an interesting inner-circle joke amongst Meetup organisers in Lisbon....

April 25, 2024 · 1 min · 212 words

🔗 Everyone is wrong about “Love Languages”

Everyone is wrong about “Love Languages.” Here’s why. - Big Think [Gary] Chapman grouped these types into five distinct “languages.” Words of affirmation: spoken expressions of appreciation or compliments Quality time: spending time together with undivided attention Acts of service: doing chores or other tasks for your partner Physical touch: ranging from hugs and holding hands to sexual acts Receiving gifts … Individuals can discover theirs by taking a 30-item quiz, available online....

March 24, 2024 · 2 min · 219 words


BICEPS — PALOMA MEDINA There are six core needs researchers find are important for humans (both at work and in our personal lives). Each of us have a personal hierarchy for the six however: … Getting to know them is a shortcut to better communication, as well as greater inclusivity at work. Belonging Improvement Choice Equality/ Fairness Predictability Significance See also: Coaching Questions Cheat Sheet - Google Docs Getting to Know Others’ BICEPS Core Needs

February 8, 2024 · 1 min · 75 words

🔗 Power Bends Light

Power Bends Light | honkathon Here are some things I wish I’d known at the time: Power bends taste. … [because] Power defines what’s normal … Power bends accountability. … I started to notice that the thing most strongly correlated to their treatment was their power on the team … Power bends meaning. … it can change the meaning of everything you do and say. … Once I started watching for how newly-acquired power distorts the meanings of everything, I started seeing examples everywhere … To help organize my thoughts, I started abbreviating this phenomenon with a phrase: power bends light....

September 19, 2023 · 1 min · 173 words
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💭 “The Business” considered harmful

Few corporate speak expressions annoy me in as much as these 2 words: 😬 “The business” This is a pet peeve of mine, for sure. But beyond that, it’s important we stop covering decision makers behind “The Business” curtain. There is no such entity called “The Business” in companies. “The Business” isn’t a job function or role or group of people. “The Business” is everyone in the company. So what is happening in reality, behind “The Business” curtain?...

June 4, 2023 · 3 min · 519 words

🔗 The Lippitt-Knoster Model for Managing Complex Change

Models: The Lippitt-Knoster Model for Managing Complex Change | Sergio Caredda The Model for Managing Complex Change is widely used in Change Management presentations and articles around the web, as it outlines required elements fo change, and possible negative outcomes. … According to the model, there are five or six elements required for effective change: vision, consensus, skills, incentives, resources and an action plan. If anyone of these elements is missing, the change effort will fail, with varying Negative Change outcome....

September 28, 2022 · 1 min · 179 words

📜 Naturally, the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia nor in

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January 11, 2015 · 1 min · 88 words

📜 wisdom of the crowds" which is a bad phrase, I normally call it

wisdom of the crowds" which is a bad phrase, I normally call it “tyranny of the herds Dave Snowden ( How not to manage complexity | State of the Net 2013 @ 7:23 )

January 3, 2015 · 1 min · 34 words

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(via Hakiri » Was Huxley right? ) I stumbled upon the following cartoon on twitter. I have read " 1984 " [ George Orwell , 1949] but not " Brave New World " [ Aldous Huxley , 1931 ]. Will be visiting the local library soon. In short, Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared taht what we love will ruin us. Further work by Aldous Huxley:...

January 13, 2014 · 1 min · 100 words

🔗 Code Switching

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January 12, 2014 · 1 min · 30 words

🔗 Gross National Happiness (GNH)

Gross National Happiness (GNH) The assessment of gross national happiness was designed in an attempt to define an indicator and concept that measures quality of life or social progress in more holistic and psychological terms than only the economic indicator of gross domestic product (GDP). (via Chip Conley: Measuring what makes life worthwhile | Video on TED.com )

January 3, 2014 · 1 min · 58 words

🔗 Who is a Good Programmer? « Ed Weissman

Who is a Good Programmer? « Ed Weissman To a project manager, the programmer who hits every deadline (regardless of quality) is a good programmer. To a customer, the programmer who solves their problem quickest is a good programmer. To a business owner, the programmer who makes them the most money is a good programmer. To a PHB , the programmer who makes them look the best is a good programmer....

December 28, 2013 · 1 min · 138 words

🔗 Accelerating serendipity — Makeshift Thoughts — Medium

Accelerating serendipity — Makeshift Thoughts — Medium Can you make happy accidents happen more often? Just turn up Put yourself in the right place Avoid zemblanity Say “Yes, and…” instead of “Yes, but…” Keep your eyes open for opportunity Use serendipity engines Don’t be too precious with your ideas Help other people to have serendipity Get good at introductions Answer “But why?” with “I don’t know yet” Goldilocks serendipity Example email introduction “template”:...

December 9, 2013 · 1 min · 126 words

🔗 You Are Boring — The Magazine

You Are Boring — The Magazine A few years ago, I had a job that involved listening to a ton of podcasts. (…) The people who were interesting told good stories. They were also inquisitive: willing to work to expand their social and intellectual range. Most important, interesting people were also the best listeners. They knew when to ask questions. (…) Here are the three things they taught me. Listen, then ask a question...

April 11, 2013 · 2 min · 306 words

🔗 You Are Boring — The Magazine

You Are Boring — The Magazine Here are the three things they taught me. Listen, then ask a question Tell a story Expand your circles So true…

November 26, 2012 · 1 min · 27 words

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[BJ Fogg’s] Behavior Model shows that three elements must converge at the same moment for a behavior to occur: Motivation , Ability , and Trigger . When a behavior does not occur, at least one of those three elements is missing. (via BJ Fogg’s Behavior Model )

May 15, 2012 · 1 min · 47 words