Everyday Kanban

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Author: Julia Wester (page 1 of 41)

Managers can still be a valuable addition to a team

I recently gave a talk at the Øredev developer conference in Malmö in order to share how managers can be effective and valued in today’s organizations. Watch and let me know what you think.

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What if there is no right or wrong?

When I watch the news, read social media, or listen to arguments about how to do something, I am struck by how far we’ve gone into the land of right vs. wrong. Unfortunately, it doesn’t feel like we’re just passing through. Instead, it seems we’ve built permanent structures and are settling in for the long haul.

An example: U.S. Politics

To understand what I mean, you need to look no farther than the US political scene. In a two-party system, there is meant to be constructive conflict between adversaries that results in largely beneficial outcomes for the citizens the two parties serve. Working through the merits of different viewpoints allows people to come to better solutions for tricky questions like “How much should the government spend on social services?” or “When should the federal government make laws vs deferring to state government?”

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Don’t get #FOMO. Sign up for a workshop today!

Hey everyone! You might have thought that everydaykanban.com died. But, it was just on a hiatus as I and my company, 55 Degrees (formerly Lagom Solutions), moved across the pond from the US to Sweden. Now I’m here in Svedala and I’m publishing some new public workshops for Q1 of 2020. Right now we have early bird pricing going on so don’t miss out!

If you don’t see something that interests you, check out my full line of workshops. I can do private versions of any workshop on the list and I can work with you to create a custom workshop that meets your needs.

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