Supporting Team-Based Work

Many of the companies I work with want the benefit of the team effect in software development. The managers in these companies recognize the enormous benefits teams provide to the company–creativity, engagement, learning. However, in many of these companies, the HR systems focus only on individual accomplishment. Individual goals, individual bonuses and merit-pay processes cause…

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Skills Are Only Half the Equation for Success

This article first appeared on stickminds.com. (c) Esther Derby 2004-2010 Many years ago, psychologist Kurt Lewin reduced the mysteries of human behavior to this simple statement: B = ƒ(P,E) Behavior is a function of the Person and the Environment Of course, it’s not that simple. But I still find this notation useful, because it reminds…

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