Archives November 2022

Performance management anti-patterns

Organisations expend so much money and effort on measuring and reviewing people like work machines, when it could be better spent in supporting them in their own self improvement. People know what they want and need to be better at, especially those working in a healthy team.

I’m reminded of nations that use guns and bombs to “liberate” countries instead of winning hearts and minds with healthcare and education.

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they are a-changin’

It’s time to resurrect an old character from my IT Skeptic blog, the troubadour Rambling Kid Realitsm [bonus points for those who can spot the classic comedy reference], who has changed his name to Rambling Sid Open-o, to bring back his old hit, “Changin'”

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Optimism is a duty

Optimism is a duty. The future is open. It is not predetermined. No one can predict it, except by chance. We all contribute to determining it by what we do. We are all equally responsible for its success.
– Karl Popper