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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
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 the framework for work
that I would want to be using.
… a good introduction, presented in the context of software development
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
When you’re not the manager 'type,’ how do you move up the corporate ladder?
I'm actually not that concerned with climbing up the corporate ladder … I just want a fulfilling career
, where I am able to make a difference over the next 20 to 30 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 either Management or Guru – as a working partnership
– is the best introduction to this concept that I have seen.
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.”
The Magic of Being in Monk Mode
“ … 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.' ”