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Helping a Nonprofit Effortlessly Self-Organize for a Move

Helping a Nonprofit Effortlessly Self-Organize for a Move

A non-profit I work with needed to pack up its office and move to its new office. Most of the people packing would be volunteers, and we needed to make a way for them to easily see what needed to be done, select something to do, and feel useful and helpful quickly. So… I set up a Kanban board!

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10 Tips for Resolving Disputes as Badly as Possible

10 Tips for Resolving Disputes as Badly as Possible

1) Start out by saying something that you know the other person will find insulting, offensive, or just plain outrageous. 2) Do whatever you want and ignore everyone else. 3) Try to get the mediator on your side. 4) Refuse to listen to the other person’s point of view…

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If You’ve been Giving Way, Try Doing the Opposite

Sometimes, rather than giving way to someone, you have to keep going, metaphorically speaking. I had a coworker once who’d always walk down the middle of the corridors between the cubicles. So I’d step to the side. He kept walking down the middle of the corridor. Then I tried something different…

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Should a “Trouble Causing” Team Member be Removed from the Team?

If you’re a Scrum Master, and you have one person on your team who’s causing trouble for the rest of the team, should the person be removed from the team? Actually, the first thing you should think about is whether it’s really one team member who’s causing trouble for the rest of the team, or whether something else is going on…

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