Create a formal mentorship program. Build it into the HR Title System. Senior Developers mentor Junior, etc. Formalize the goals for the program with HR and build it into their job description.
Give homework. “We’re doing a lot of Threading work lately, here’s some assigned reading.”
Inspire a culture of learning. If you’re (assuming you’re the Alpha Geek) not giving off an encouraging and enthusiastic vibe, your developers have little reason to be excited themselves.
Create a Thanks A Bunch Cabinet. Corillian had a great system where peers could reward peers. Our administrator, Kate, had a budget given her by the Engineering Department. I think it was less than $1000 a quarter. She’d go and get as much cool stuff as she could, each under $25. This included iTunes cards, stuff from Sharper Image, Flashlights, just nerdy stuff. If you went above and beyond in some aspect of your job, one of your peers could reward you by sending you to the TABCab. You get to go home with a cool, unexpected free gift, and your peers get to tell you you’re appreciated. It was a great system.
Source: Sharpen the Saw for Developers – Scott Hanselman
The relationship employees have with each other clearly plays a critical role in creating an effective team, keeping employees happier over time, and ultimately, impacting an organization’s overall success.
So, what was the secret ingredient in how these successful teams treated one another? Simply said, being nice! Which made perfect sense to us.
Source: Disney InstituteVoice: What’s The Secret To Successful Teamwork? Just Be Nice
Fearless Girl also changes the meaning of Charging Bull. Instead of being a symbol of “the strength and power of the American people” as Di Modica intended, it’s now seen as an aggressive threat to women and girls — a symbol of patriarchal oppression. In effect, Fearless Girl has appropriated the strength and power of Charging Bull. Of course Di Modica is outraged by that. A global investment firm has used a global advertising firm to create a faux work of guerrilla art to subvert and change the meaning of
Source: seriously, the guy has a point | gregfallis.com
By some coincidence, the day before the Boston barbecue, I was flaneuring in New York, and I dropped by the office of a friend I wanted to prevent from working, that is, engage in an activity that when abused, causes the loss of mental clarity, in addition to bad posture and loss of definition in the facial features. The French physicist Serge Galam happened to be visiting and chose the friend’s office to kill time. Galam was first to apply these renormalization techniques to social matters and political sc
Source: The Most Intolerant Wins: The Dictatorship of the Small Minority
The article goes on to remind readers, that this unfortunate circumstance is mitigated by regulations that require the airline to compensate passengers “up to four times the value of their tickets, maxed at $1,350.” But that’s chicken feed compared to what Dr. Dao’s will get if he decides to take United to court. Because for all the stories about overbooked flights and required compensation, on United Flight 3411 on Sunday four passengers were kicked off the plane with no document, condition or rule givin
Source: United Flight NOT Overbooked CEO Admits
Sustainable recruitment of nurses (Triple Win) Project description Title: Triple Win nurses – Sustainable recruitment of nurses from four countries Commissioned by: Employers in Germany Countries: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Philippines; Tunisia also expected Lead executing agency: Employment agencies in the partner countries Overall term: 2016 to 2018 Context Germany’s nursing sector is already feeling the impact of a significant shortage of nurses today. According to an assessment by the Federal
Source: Sustainable recruitment of nurses (Triple Win)
DOLE/OWWA/DOH we should have a similar arrangement.
Apprentices—especially in service industries—are hard to find. The one booming industry, care, is desperate for more geriatricians, nurses and trainees. To help fill the gap, the local Euro-Schulen, a training institute, has turned to Vietnam. Having studied German in Hanoi, 16 young apprentices started this month, with 20 scheduled to follow soon. Nearby Dessau is setting up a similar arrangement with China.
Source: Fading echoes: East Germany is running out of people | The Economist