“It’s people that learn. Not organizations that learn, and not systems that learn.”
— SemanticWill™ (@semanticwill) March 20, 2013
Another book on toxic work culture and personality types to look out for:
- The Withholder
Speaking as a graduate of one, top schools teach you credentialing and ladder climbing. If you’re lucky, you might learn how to create a financial model or craft a solid argument. They don’t make you a great UX designer or programmer. Your passion for learning and gaining more and more experience are what make you great. The nights you stayed up until 5am coding make you great. Your love of building things makes you great.
The event, held at the Sydney Town Hall 5 Feb 2013, was part of the City Talks series presented by the City of Sydney and UTS spotlight.
… There are benefits to rudeness … that is, for those who perpetrate it. In a study conducted by a trio of American universities last year, it was discovered that rude men earn 18 per cent more than “agreeable” men, while rude women earn 5 per cent more than nice women.
The study comprised 10,000 workers over a period of 20 years, and it concluded that one explanation for the salary difference is that rude people tend to be more forceful during salary negotiations. The result? They get what they want.
A great read on employee satisfaction – how to measure it, achieve it and the correlation to customer NPS.
Tesco, a UK supermarket chain has 3 rules for innovation: