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Stories, Hacks, & Barriers

Groundbreaking ideas and practices from Sean Schofield
Instead of perfecting a product or service that meets all the internal demands (the good and the bad), put your best customers on development teams.
Hack by Sean Schofield on July 29, 2014
If you want to promote the behaviours of your best leaders, give them a larger span of control and ability to influence.
Hack by Sean Schofield on November 21, 2013
The truth is, we aren't very savvy when it comes to letting people contribute.
Hack by Sean Schofield on November 21, 2013
The core challenge is to let energy be the currency for access to engage in executing pertinent ideas.
Hack by Sean Schofield on July 17, 2013
So you arrive for a job, and you are told, "this is how we compensate you." Here are all the pieces, and how, in theory, they work.Each enterprise has a position based on their industry, market s
Hack by Sean Schofield on July 17, 2013
Co-Authored By Brian Deming
Creativity, innovation, synthesizing ambiguity, re-imagining the possible, and making unexpected connections - all important stuff; all becoming (/is already) business imperative.Finally, all of this
Hack by Sean Schofield on July 17, 2013
"Every act of creation, is first of all an act of destruction"- Pablo PicassoI propose a reinvention of the concept of a job role.
Hack by Sean Schofield on February 27, 2012
Imagine you're a manager, ok, so far so good. You come into work and today you finally need to address a poor performer in your group.
Hack by Sean Schofield on May 31, 2011
I think a generally underappreciated (even when it's explicitly discussed), but highly influential factor in any workplace is the power of metrics.
Hack by Sean Schofield on May 31, 2011
Management is an invention. So too are managers.
Hack by Sean Schofield on May 30, 2011
Sometimes meetings are absolutely crucial; frequently, they are not. Why? Organizational norms and behaviours can get in the way sometimes if they aren't refreshed.
Hack by Sean Schofield on May 26, 2011

Co-authored Contributions

The core challenge is to let energy be the currency for access to engage in executing pertinent ideas.
Hack by Sean Schofield on July 17, 2013
Radically review all of those processes that we slavishly follow in HR, or think of as 'best practice'.  Ask yourself what value they are really adding, and whether or not they could be holding y
Hack by Gemma Reucroft on July 17, 2013