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Posts from SXSW Interactive 2014 – day 2

What: Workplace distractions: A new focus on focus Who: Ben Waber (Sociometrics), Janet Pogue (architecture), Gloria Mark (informatics), Rachel Silver (moderator) We are all pretty aware of the problems that task switching and context switching can cause. It’s one of the identified Lean “wastes” of knowledge work, and we who go to war on this […]

Let’s talk about Waste

This is a follow up on a previous post where I talked a bit about how the way our work works is inspired by Lean principles. In this post we shall look into the concept of “Muda” i.e “Waste” and how we address this in our shop. Ten sources of waste: 1. Extra features What […]

Why the design of meetings matter 1

There are some meetings that exist to coordinate efforts and information. Other meetings live to make decisions. A third meeting might be of an explorative nature. Then there’s the sad little meeting, who is so confused and lonely. The meeting that is all, or none, of the above. There’s a lot to be said about […]

A few words on Change 1

Einstein is reported to have said that everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. I like that quote in relation to change. In the spirit of the old genius, let’s explore which core, basic ingredients we need in order to bake a change-cake. I’d say we need: A shared understanding of […]

Thoughts on Nonviolent Communication 1

I had the great opportunity to attend a workshop on NVC this weekend. The workshop was led by Marianne Göthlin a 20+ years NVC practitioner. Marianne has worked closely with Marshall Rosenberg and was one of the practitioners who introduced NVC in Sweden.  I was first introduced to NVC several years ago when I studied the literature list for the still-way-ahead-of-their-time  Kaos […]

All about the people

Recently, I had the great opportunity to help with some mentoring and coaching for aspiring leaders at Hyper Island. The students in question find themselves in Team Lead roles, and we spent two nights discussing their concerns, challenges, questions and ideas concerning leadership, team work, concept development and production. And so yesterday, I headed of […]

Leaders at work