our communication is no less real for its delivery via pixels rather than sound waves, and the remote-by-default habit ensures no one is disenfranchised.
They’re Watching You at Work. A look at how people analytics are affecting hiring practices within companies.
10 things I expect new hires to know on day one. Neat list of things Cameron Moll tells those joining Authentic Jobs.
The Expendables: How the Temps Who Power Corporate Giants Are Getting Crushed. In-depth look by ProPublica at the temp worker industry. Includes some geographic and socioeconomic breakdowns of the impact of temp work.
If you’re leading a team, your job is your people.
Care. You can’t fake good leadership. Ideas and anecdotes about caring leadership.
Stutzer and Frey found that a person with a one-hour commute has to earn 40% more money to be as satisfied with life as someone who walks to the office.
Empowerment is Dead; Long Live Empowerment. Interesting thoughts on leadership from the founder of HolacracyOne.
Every value we had articulated came with an “anti-value” of something else — a bias towards one side of a pole, and a push-against the other. Thus is the nature of values — for example, valuing “adaptability” means we’re de-valuing whatever we think of as its opposite. Yet while we often think of this opposite negatively (e.g. “rigidity”), the same energy we’re rejecting can come out with a useful expression as well (e.g. “stability”).
the goal of commercial software development isn’t to create code you love—it’s to create products your customers will love.