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Look Within

The shortage of developers is much the same. The answer to most companies’ developer shortages is likely to look within, and make those developers more productive.
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Yes, the Open Office Is Terrible

We measured all types of individual work environments, and what we’ve found is that if you solve for design, noise, and access to people and resources, they perform equally, and one is essentially not better than the other.
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Mentors, Not Managers

Today’s workers don’t need some Big Brother figure hovering over us to tell us that budgets are cut, that we will be in big trouble if we don’t meet deadlines, and to “make do with less.” We need leaders who set us up for success,...
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One Easy Way To Reduce Unproductive Behavior

It’s a familiar story. Soda taxes have also flopped in New York State and San Francisco. So far, only superliberal Berkeley, Calif., has succeeded in adopting such a measure over industry objections. The obvious lesson from Philadelphia is that the soda industry is winning the...
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Chowing Down On Employees’ Brains

Chowing Down On Employees Brains
When BAE learns that an employee with deep institutional knowledge plans to retire, whether in a few months or a couple  years, a knowledge transfer group of about a half-dozen people of varying ages working in the same area is formed.  The teams meet regularly...
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Mix It Up

Mix It Up
That’s exactly the mix you want to foster in a team. On one hand, you have your innovators. These are your dropouts and visionaries.
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