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The internet the world

Exhaustion and hyper vigilance

This quote is from a conversation between Ezra Klein and Krista Tippett about politics, polarisation and the media. Something about it reminded me of what it can also feel like in dysfunctional organisations.

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Strategy

“It’s much better to be a learn-it-all than a know-it-all” Steve Vamos

“I think design thinking and agile which are big trends in business today are a reflection of the fact that if you are building anything without customer feedback today you are deluded” “Mistakes are learning. You cannot innovate, create and progress without mistakes” HT to my friend Pauline Lucas for sharing this with me.

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The Work Experience

Signs of a well functioning and high performing team

Susanne Husebo knows where it’s at.

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The Work Experience

“You don’t fix culture with process.”

— David J Bland (@davidjbland) April 9, 2015

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The Work Experience

Principles in action – Cut the crap!

I am rather impressed as I’m working away in an open office environment, when I hear colleagues cite our company principles. And I should add they are cited sincerely, are being used to think about behaviour — not being used  ironically. I was reminded though of perhaps the most candid and abrupt corporate principle ever […]

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The Work Experience

Go read the 5 Myths of Great Workplaces

Is there a downside to everyone being happy at work? Is conflict good or bad? Does hiring for cultural fit produce group think? A great summary over at HBR of what to consider if your goal is to foster a critically engaged team. “… task conflicts produce better decisions and stronger financial outcomes. … Healthy debate […]