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What Happens When Teams Fight Burnout Together
A significant number of participants committed to specific bedtimes to ensure they got at least seven hours of sleep. To meet this goal, several of them began shutting down their electronic devices at least a half hour before bed.
teambuilding  management  burnout 
october 2019 by dirtystylus
How Suhani Mohan of Saral Designs avoids hiring sexist men — Quartz at Work
For instance, it asks employees for their take on reproductive rights, the #MeToo movement, and how they feel about women who are higher up than men in the workplace hierarchy. “We have very abstract questions to check for sexism,” says Mohan, who refers to the questionnaire as a “sexism filter.”

To develop it, the core team sat together to list the key values of the company, such as empathy, gender equality, efficiency, transparency and leadership. “With those in mind, we designed specific questions that can test alignment to those values,” Mohan says.

Mohan has found that it’s not effective to ask whether an employee thinks women have the same rights as men because the “correct” answer is too obvious. Instead, more nuanced questions—one, for instance, that presents a scenario of inequality, and asks how the employee would behave in it—are more useful for identifying whether the candidates are indeed feminists, or just playing the part in the interview. The questions also draw from news and current affairs, trying to gauge the candidate’s opinions on socially-divisive issues, such as caste politics or sexist religious practices.
teambuilding  interviewing  sexism  india  reproductivejustice  womenshealth 
july 2019 by dirtystylus
Article Group on running an agency
(8) Didn’t invest enough in project management at the beginning

I know, I know, I know! What a goof. We fixed this quickly. Still embarrassing to admit! 😬 😬 😬
twitterthread  management  agency  leadership  projectmanagement  teambuilding  articlegroup 
april 2019 by dirtystylus
This Study of 400,000 People Reveals the 1 Reason Employees Work Harder (and It's Not Pay or Benefits or Culture Decks) | Inc.com
So don't waste time crafting that culture deck (you secretly hope will go viral) until your promotion process truly reflects your goals, both for your company and your employees.
teambuilding  workculture  management 
january 2018 by dirtystylus
I Am a Technical Lead, but Am I a Manager? - Jeff Carouth
To me, a technical lead is someone who has a solid background as a developer, and has demonstrated an ability to effectively communicate not only with other engineers but also with product managers, stakeholders, designers, markerters, and anyone else who might have a need to express relevant ideas to a team of developers. Some of the things a good technical lead will do are:

develop, update, and advocate for the technical direction of a product or part of an application;
encourage healthy debate between team members and facilitate the decision making process;
take on distractions to allow the rest of the team to work more effectively;
see and find work arounds for challenges the team will face in advance; and
delegate responsibility for areas of the codebase or project to capable and appropriate team members.
teambuilding  seniordev  management  devmanagement  hiring 
march 2017 by dirtystylus
Do we need a Tech Lead? |
I admire teams who say they don’t have a Tech Lead and software is still effectively delivered. They have successfully distributed the Tech Lead responsibilities or established processes to mitigate the need for the role. It does not necessarily mean the role itself is useless. The Tech Lead role is just that – just a role. Instead of focusing on whether or not the role should or should not exist, it is better to focus on ensuring all Tech Lead responsibilities are met.
teambuilding  seniordev  management  devmanagement  hiring 
march 2017 by dirtystylus
How to Manager
A manager's job is to empower (service), not control (authority).

So much pathology on software teams comes from somebody confusing that.😣
management  techculture  service  teambuilding  teamwork  workflow  1:1  twitterthread  twitter 
february 2017 by dirtystylus

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