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Growing too fast? Install a portal.

There’s no news yet as to how this portal is being utilised but its a nice idea spawned by the desire to make an expanding team feel more connected. Atlassian is growing…fast.  We expanded into a new floor and I was given the challenge of making it feel more Atlassian.  I wanted to make something […]

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Treadmill desks and the walking meeting

It’s worth reading this article about the treadmill desk. Don’t dismiss it as a novelty. Its an example of how an idea was born, implemented, how its usage changed over time and how the concept spawned a new idea — the walking meeting. Then Levine had another idea. If people could work while they were […]

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Hey Boss — Enough with the Big, Hairy Goals – Bob Sutton – Harvard Business Review

I love Bob Sutton. After reading his book Good Boss, Bad Boss I have become a bit of an acolyte. What I like about him most is the tenacious way he demystifies and deconstructs common management practices. Like goal setting. For most organizations in most industries, success is measured on well known and accepted yardsticks. […]

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Experts questioning actual busyness of workers but no disputing amount of unpaid overtime Australians are working

http://www.smh.com.au/executive-style/management/so-busy-are-we-really-working-harder-than-ever-20111129-1o46f.html#poll

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The importance of making it simple for staff

Tesco, a UK supermarket chain has 3 rules for innovation: The first is that innovation must in some way be better for customers; second is that it should ultimately prove cheaper for Tesco; and, finally, the innovation must make things simpler for staff. Innovators within Tesco are made accountable for simplicity — and this does […]