Flow the info

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series High performing teams

In the last post I wrote about assumptions and their effect on team performance. One of the most basic assumptions you often encounter in teams is that others have the same information you do. Hence, the second principle: Share all relevant information Let’s take an example – the traditional requirements gathering phase. The Business Analyst … Read moreFlow the info

The boons and busts of assumptions

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series High performing teams

I’m assuming we all know the choice phrase: “Assumption is the mother of all fuck-ups.” If you don’t, well there is the problem with assumptions right there. In my previous article I listed 8 behaviours that contribute to a high performing team. The first on that list is: Test assumptions and inferences. It’s first for … Read moreThe boons and busts of assumptions

What makes a good team?

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series High performing teams

Communication is tough. Many of the issues that arise in the workplace relate to miscommunication in some form or another. We think we’re saying something but it’s being interpreted differently, or we are actually saying the wrong thing. Miscommunication can lead to an erosion of trust, which is crucial to a high performing team. Roger Schwartz … Read moreWhat makes a good team?

Quote of the day

As Samuel Johnson said of a widower remarrying soon after the end of an unhappy marriage, I exhibited “the triumph of hope over experience.” Triggers: Sparking positive change and making it last” by Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Reiter –

Wasted cognition

I came across this in Peter Diamandis’s Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think: “Wikipedia took one hundred million hours of volunteer time to create,” says [Clay] Shirky. “How do we measure this relative to other uses of time? Well, TV watching, which is the largest use of time, takes two hundred billion hours … Read moreWasted cognition

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