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 ====== Workplace Methods & Frameworks ====== ====== Workplace Methods & Frameworks ======
 +**My Ideal Corporate Culture and Work Environment.** Also, my "plan of attack"​ to get things done from a Home Office, as an "​on-site twice per week" (mostly) Remote Worker
-  * [[https://​​ | The Scrum Guide™]] ​... "The Definitive Guide to Scrum: The Rules of the Game"​ +  * [[http://​​ | The Scrum Guide™]] ​… "The Definitive Guide to Scrum: The Rules of the Game"\\ For any organization bigger than "The 2 Pizza Rule" (below), this is a desirable **framework for work**. 
-    * [[http://​​ | Scrum Methodology ]]+    * [[http://​​ | Scrum Methodology ]] ... a good introduction,​ presented in the context of software development 
 +    * [[https://​​community/​articles/​2015/​february/​team-agreements | Scrum Alliance Member Article: Team Agreements]] … some details about what's involved if using this. 
 +  * [[https://​​file-uploads/​Kanban-vs-Scrum.pdf | Kanban vs Scrum – a practical guide]] <​sub>​[PDF]</​sub>​ ... or here is the [[http://​​minibooks/​kanban-scrum-minibook | Latest Version]] <​sub>​(still Free but Registration Required)</​sub>​\\ "I hope this article will clarify both tools by comparing them to each other, so you can figure out how these might come to use in your environment."​ 
 +  * **[[linkedin>​20140824140202-81312-kaizen-engaging-everybody-to-create-a-culture-of-continuous-improvement | Kaizen: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement]]**\\ The steps of Kaizen are deceptively simple: 
 +    - Identify opportunities for improvement 
 +    - Discuss them within a team and/or with a supervisor 
 +    - Test and implement the idea, evaluating its impact 
 +    - Document what was done 
 +    - Share what was done and recognize people 
 +  * [[http://​​2015/​01/​15/​when-youre-not-the-management-type-how-do-you-move-up-the-corporate-ladder/​ | When you’re not the manager '​type,​’ how do you move up the corporate ladder?]]\\ What I am looking for is a fulfilling career, where I am able to make a difference over the next 20 to 25 years, and I make enough to take care of myself in a reasonable manner. So if we can put the corporate ladder aside, this explanation of **a working partnership** with positions as either **Management** or **Profession Expert** is the best introduction to this concept that I have seen. 
 +<note tip>... to successfully reinvent a Corporate Hierarchy as a Co-operative Organization of Employees:​\\  
 +[[http://​​ | Holacracy]] and [[http://​​how-it-works | How It Works]]\\ ☞ This provides a **3<​sup>​rd</​sup>​ alternative** to conventional top-down or progressive bottom-up approaches\\ "​Holacracy is a radically different management system that changes how an organization is structured, how decisions are made, and how power is distributed."​ 
 +  * [[linkedin>​20130320152447-5799319-want-your-company-to-grow-fire-your-managers | Want Your Company to Grow? Fire Your Managers!]]\\ This advocates a flat organizational structure of **empowered teams** rather than the traditional corporate hierarchy. 
 +  * [[http://​​the-three-essentials-for-successful-collaboration-1595542087 | The Three Essentials for Successful Collaboration]]\\ "Find teammates who do something you can't … Differentiate between roles … Insist on homework"​ 
 +  * **[[http://​​3037542/​productivity-hack-of-the-week-the-two-pizza-approach-to-productive-teamwork | Productivity Hack Of The Week: The Two Pizza Approach To Productive Teamwork]]**\\ "​Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos'​s two pizza approach might just be the perfect way to build a productive team."​ 
 +  * [[linkedin>​20140904161044-24940599-skip-team-meetings-eat-lunch-together | Skip Team Meetings. Eat Lunch Together.]] … why **working lunches** ​ can be a better answer to Team Meetings 
 +  * [[linkedin>​unexpected-downsides-running-lean-team-joseph-walla | The Unexpected Downsides to Running a Lean Team]]\\ I have seen this for the past decade at small Non-Profits and Charities. If an organization can explain how they plan to recruit/​hire/​onboard the **necessary staffing levels** − to accomplish what they have set out to do − that is an organization I would want to work at. 
 +  * [[linkedin>​20130701022638-22330283-a-simple-rule-to-eliminate-useless-meetings | A Simple Rule to Eliminate Useless Meetings]]\\ " … we have essentially eliminated the presentation. In lieu of that, we ask that materials that would typically have been presented during a meeting be sent out to participants at least 24 hours in advance so people can familiarize themselves with the content. … With the presentation eliminated, the meeting can now be exclusively focused on generating a valuable discourse … and perhaps most importantly,​ having a meaningful debate."​ 
 +  * [[http://​​2013/​10/​flipped-meetings/​ | Flipped meetings: Learning from Amazon’s meeting policy]] 
 +    * [[linkedin>​beauty-amazons-6-pager-brad-porter | The Beauty of Amazon'​s 6-Pager]]\\ Quoting from Jeff Bezos: "And so instead, all of our meetings are structured around a 6 page narrative memo. … If you have a traditional ppt presentation,​ executives interrupt. ​ If you read the whole 6 page memo, on page 2 you have a question but on on page 4 that question is answered."​ 
 +    * [[https://​​How-are-the-six-page-narratives-structured-in-Jeff-Bezos-S-Team-meetings | How are the six-page narratives structured in Jeff Bezos'​s Team meetings?​]] 
 +  * [[https://​​3047329/​the-future-of-work/​how-companies-actually-make-four-day-workweeks-feasible | How These Companies Have Made Four-Day Workweeks Feasible]]\\ "While the benefits outweigh the issues, compressed workweeks can bring challenges. Here are six things leaders say have to happen to make it work:"​ 
 +  * **[[linkedin>​20131112182911-8353952-the-magic-of-being-in-monk-mode | The Magic of Being in Monk Mode]]** ​ ... how **flexible work** and **remote work** can actually facilitate productivity\\ "There is a time to collaborate together; there is a time to be in monk mode. As Pablo Picasso is credited with saying, '​Without great solitude, no serious work is possible.'​ " 
 +  * [[http://​​why-we-should-rethink-the-eight-hour-workday-515742249 | Why We Should Rethink the Eight-Hour Workday]] ... combine this with "Monk Mode"​\\ This is why I really should go back to 1.5 hr. "​blocks of work", with about a half hour break between them. 
 +    * {{user:​allen:​2014jun_soho_work_schedule.pdf | My "​Default"​ SOHO Work Schedule (June 2014 version)}} ... to actually accomplish a full day's work. 
 +  * [[http://​​the-storyline-planner-helps-you-get-things-done-and-enj-1675433007 | The Storyline Planner Helps You Get Things Done and Enjoy Your Day]]\\ This is the **Productivity Planner** that I am currently working to adapt to get the most out of every day.
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