make me a damn good manager!

Happy people do better things. It’s easier to be a bad manager, harder to be a manager that has a happy team that will “go to war for you”.

When you are managing teams, your job is to make people successful.

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Presenter(s)
Andre Gaulin
Date
15 March 2010
Tag(s)
#damngoodmanager
Site
damngoodmanager.com

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results-only work environment

This panel is packed. Could people really want a new way to work? And they gave us their book just for attending. That convinces me they believe themselves when they say “this is a social movement”.

Transition from attendance-based to results-based compensation

This is a culture change. Give people autonomy to do your job as long as the work gets done, the results happen. Instead of work being a place you go, work should be something you do. In a ROWE, each person is free to do whatever they want, whenever they want as long as the work gets done. Pay employees to get an outcome, instead of paying them to “do a lot of stuff” and not get an outcome.

As the job market starts to improve, people are going to changing jobs during a time when people are focusing on happiness; finding work that is important/personal to them. If organizations want to keep their people, you need to think about the way your employees work. ROWE is here to stay!

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Presenter(s)
Alexandra Levit @alevit
Cali & Jody @caliandjody
Jeff Gunther @jeffgunther
Jessica Lawrence @jessicalawrence
Date
15 March 2010
Tag(s)
#rowewhyitworks
Site
ROWE

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beyond algorithms: search and the semantic web

Future of search from the perspective of semantics. Using the data on the web began with search (literal match), evolved to specific/contextual answers to specific questions, and could move on to asking the web to do something for you more than just answer questions.

Should we drop the term “Semantic Web” and replace it with “Computable Web”?

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Presenter(s)
(lots)
Date
14 March 2010
Tag(s)
#beyondalgorithms

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