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 ====== Workplace Methods & Frameworks ====== ====== Workplace Methods & Frameworks ======
-My "plan of attack"​ to get things done from a Home Office, as an "​on-site twice per week" (mostly) Remote Worker+**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://​www.scrumguides.org/​ | The Scrum Guide™]] ​... "The Definitive Guide to Scrum: The Rules of the Game"​ +  * [[http://​www.scrumguides.org/​ | 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://​scrummethodology.com/​ | Scrum Methodology ]]+    * [[http://​scrummethodology.com/​ | Scrum Methodology ]] ... a good introduction,​ presented in the context of software development 
 +    * [[https://​www.scrumalliance.org/​community/​articles/​2015/​february/​team-agreements | Scrum Alliance Member Article: Team Agreements]] … some details about what's involved if using this. 
 +  * [[https://​www.crisp.se/​file-uploads/​Kanban-vs-Scrum.pdf | Kanban vs Scrum – a practical guide]] <​sub>​[PDF]</​sub>​ ... or here is the [[http://​www.infoq.com/​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>​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. +  ​* **[[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: 
-  * [[http://​lifehacker.com/​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"​+    ​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://www.fastcompany.com/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 productive team.+  * [[http://fortune.com/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 reasonable mannerSo if we can put the corporate ladder aside, this explanation of **working ​partnership** with positions as either **Management** or **Profession Expert** is the best introduction ​to this concept that I have seen.
-  * [[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>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 eliminatedthe meeting can now be exclusively focused on generating a valuable discourse ... and perhaps most importantly,​ having a meaningful debate."+<note tip>... to successfully reinvent ​Corporate Hierarchy as a Co-operative Organization of Employees:​\\  
 +[[http://​holacracy.org/​ | Holacracy]] and [[http://​holacracy.org/​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 structuredhow decisions are made, and how power is distributed." 
 +</​note>​
  
-  * [[linkedin>​20131112182911-8353952-the-magic-of-being-in-monk-mode | The Magic of Being in Monk Mode]]\\ " ... There is a time to collaborate together; there is a time to be in monk modeAs Pablo Picasso is credited with saying, '​Without great solitude, no serious work is possible.' ​"+  * [[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://​lifehacker.com/​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://​www.fastcompany.com/​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
  
-  * [[http://​lifehacker.com/​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. +  ​* [[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. 
-    * {{user:​allen:​2014jun_soho_work_schedule.pdf | My Ideal SOHO Work Schedule (June 2014 version)}} ... to actually ​accomplsh ​a full weeks work in a 5 day work week+ 
 +  * [[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://​research.gigaom.com/​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://​www.quora.com/​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://​www.fastcompany.com/​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://​lifehacker.com/​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://​lifehacker.com/​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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