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You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours!

Every workplace has the problem of unequal division of workload. We perform differently, our abilities vary, and personal situations affect our effectiveness. If one individual is accomplishing 80% of everything, what the heck are the rest doing? How do we level out the workload? We’re willing to do charity in our free time, so why not at work? A transparent workbench provides the boss with an understanding of what’s going on. Leveling out the workload...

Accountability – Driving Better Decisions

There is a reason why the 11 players on a football team are assigned particular positions on the field. Just as having too many chefs in a single kitchen isn’t beneficiary for getting a meal prepared. Roles guide us to playing our part and providing the needed input. Roles are also needed in decision-making. Everyone thinks they’re responsible and accountable, in reality no one is. Am I being consulted or just informed of what was already...

TRANSPARENCY IS A TWO-WAY STREET

Treasures locked in deep vaults, discussions behind closed doors by those with power and authority, frightened whispers in dark corridors. Stories are filled with hidden wisdoms, buried answers, quests leading to pools of knowledge, cloaked figures guarding secrets. Knowledge is considered power, especially by those who possess it. The discriminating element of information is its accessibility. Are you capable of understanding it? Can you read? Do you know the language? Can you manage the technology...

Ants and decisions!

Ants have colonized almost every landmass on earth. Their success in so many different environments has been attributed to their social organization and their ability to modify habitats, tap resources, and defend themselves. Ants have division of labor and each individual ant – whether a scout, worker, drone, or queen - knows what their role is in support of the larger enterprise. They communicate using pheromones, sounds, and touch. They share information and react accordingly,...

PASSION –The Secret Recipe of Social Decision-Making

Work takes such a huge proportion of our daily life that it’s easy to argue that it should provide satisfaction and enjoyment. Feeling satisfied isn’t just about having fun. On top of good behavior, politeness and consideration we should do more. All of us don’t have to be friends or even really like each other. Yves Morieux brings a wonderful revelation to the old adage that in order for us to make people co-operate, we...

Hope. In one word, that´s what I experienced at SLUSH’14.

Midst the present economic struggling, the atmosphere of SLUSH was a welcomed breeze of possibilities. We experienced it at Dreamforce’14 in San Francisco, a month back, and we were part of it again at SLUSH’14 last week. An eager, forward looking and ambitious mindset is rising, with a foothold for growth and better businesses. SLUSH has grown into a really exciting event. Scandinavia is home to a series of great companies, products and technologies such as...