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3 Things the Most Productive Teams Never Do

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1. Stop Compromising on Quality

 

The level of quality you're working towards must be decided at the start of a project, not when staring down a deadline.

 

Each product has a different level of optimal quality. For example, if you're working on a mobile game, your attitude towards data integrity--one aspect of quality--will be far different than if you're working on a finance or healthcare application.

 

You must have this conversation up front and agree on what you'll measure and why. This is not just for the technical team, the business must agree as well.

 


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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, June 22, 2016 7:18 AM
Useful post, presenting some good tips. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in business management, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
Adele Taylor's curator insight, June 22, 2016 10:30 PM
Some good tips, but I must admit I am guilty of some of these as well!
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10 Unusual Ways to Improve Employee Productivity | Switch and Shift

10 Unusual Ways to Improve Employee Productivity | Switch and Shift | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
With employee productivity so crucial to business growth, it should be encouraging to companies to learn that employee happiness is so closely connected to (Put employees first: "10 Unusual Ways to Improve Employee Productivity" by @findmyshift #Humanbiz...

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Pat Headley's curator insight, April 29, 2014 11:32 AM

With employee productivity so crucial to business growth, it should be encouraging to companies to learn that employee happiness is so closely connected to their performance, because employee happiness is not a myth; it can and does exist.

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Breaks Are Good For Business

Breaks Are Good For Business | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Leadership- you must talk the walk. There are big benefits to structured breaks. Employees refresh and recharge, they're more creative, focussed & engaged.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 11, 2014 12:29 PM

Breaks are healthy. It is actually on breaks from "real work" that many breakthroughs happen. Students benefit from these when done well.

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The Modern Workplace: Introverts Need Not Apply

The Modern Workplace: Introverts Need Not Apply | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

In Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, author Susan Cain discusses how a workplace can stifle introvert productivity. Workplaces are increasingly designed to foster teamwork, guided by beliefs such as these:

"None of us is as smart as all of us"--Warren Bennis, Organizing Genius"Innovation ... is fundamentally social"--Malcolm Gladwell"Many jobs that we regard as the province of a single mind actually require a crowd"--Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody

Open plan offices and group brainstorming sessions are physical manifestations of this mindset. The problem is, they may actually decrease productivity, particularly for introverts. To understand why, we must understand the drivers of introversion.


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Vinish Garg's curator insight, October 4, 2013 10:56 PM

Culture facilitates communication and communication facilitates culture.  An 'open' workspace ensure both ways.

Gregory Cheong's curator insight, October 5, 2013 4:58 AM

The modern workplace is not for the introverts 

Dr. Alison Eyring's curator insight, October 6, 2013 8:54 PM

Forget that title! Introverts who perform are most welcome in modern workplaces. They need to ensure they are spending time building relationships and are getting their views heard by others. At the same time, extroverts need to ensure they are not hogging all the space in the conversation or dominating groups when they lack sufficient knowledge. A modern workplace also is an inclusive one.