Team Culture

Team Culture

Culture vs. cult. Three letters make all the differences. When we evaluate candidates during the hiring process, there is very often a call for “Culture fit”. Unfortunately, a “culture fit” can quickly allow the “similar-to-me bias” to creep into the process.
Having a team culture doesn’t lead to employee happiness. However, having a team culture that is inclusive, diverse, and open is the foundation of employee happiness.

Flexibility

Flexibility

Where do people work, when do people work, and how people work, making all the difference in the outcome. If COVID shelter in place taught us anything, that we learn people have different preferences. Situation changes, people’s preference changes with it. What makes a happy team is providing flexibility accordingly.  Where do people work Recently, I came across an article […]

Employee happiness

Employee happiness

In the next few weeks, I will talk about team health. In one of the most recent talks I gave at DesignOps Global, I mentioned that DesignOps could be measured more than the money we saved, more than the time we saved. What makes a happy team?

To share or not to share

To share or not to share

Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash A few months ago, a designer shared a brilliant project workflow in a design group all-hands meeting. I reached out to them to ask permission to share the slide deck. To my surprise, they refused, citing the fact that too many times, people have used their ideas without crediting them. With my academic background, I understand the […]