Open Communication Stops De-Motivating your Team

Instead of motivating our teams, we should simply stop de-motivating them. Everyone you work with is highly motivated by default. But, bad information policies, countermanding orders or simply ignoring ideas will turn a highly motivated team member into a disgruntled road block. Open Communication Highly skilled team members are able to deal with the truth. … Continue reading Open Communication Stops De-Motivating your Team

Presentations Made Simple – How To Connect To A Non Technical Audience

Yesterday I came across Admin Zen by Michael "Mika" Prokop. Admin Zen is a great collection of habits you should try to master if you are responsible for running any critical systems. If you haven't read it, you should do so right now. I'll wait... Barriers For Communication I think communication is one of the … Continue reading Presentations Made Simple – How To Connect To A Non Technical Audience

6 Bad Ways of Conveying Urgent Tasks (And How to Fight Them)

Sometimes, due to the high urgency of issues, the owners of tasks are not patient enough to use your standardized way of filing a ticket in your issue tracking system. Instead, they resort to various ways of conveying the new task to you or your team, disrupting your seamless ticket flow. Here's a list of … Continue reading 6 Bad Ways of Conveying Urgent Tasks (And How to Fight Them)