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Spark the Change: Sparkling Disruptions

by Ben Linders Follow 22 Followers on  Jun 29, 2018

A new transportation system that enables people to live and work anywhere, networking through an app to share stories and get ideas that change your company, and high-speed internet through space to connect people everywhere on the planet; these are sparkling disruptions which were presented at the Spark the Change conference.

Culture & Methods Follow 616 Followers

Chatbots 101 for Developers: Q&A with Anamita Guha

by Ben Linders Follow 22 Followers on  Jun 28, 2018

Chatbots are becoming more critical to developers in their daily lives – from understanding how the technology operates, to creating better code. Developers tend to have a natural curiosity about bots and the tech behind it. Artificial intelligence tools exist to address emotional intelligence with chatbots in conversational interfaces.

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The Power of Serendipity and Networking

by Ben Linders Follow 22 Followers on  Jun 21, 2018

Meeting new people gets you out of your own head. It’s a good way to get outside perspective on your projects and look at them in new ways. A conversation with someone who works in a completely different field could spark the idea that changes your company. Focus on meeting people who share your values and interests, and make networking part of your daily habits.

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Experimenting with Peer Feedback in Tech Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 22 Followers on  Dec 29, 2016

Feedback can be used to build trust in teams and help individuals improve their skills and grow in their craft. Emily Page and Doug Talbot shared their experiences from experimenting with peer feedback at Ocado Technology at Spark the Change London 2016. An interview with Emily Page, Organizational Catalyst at Ocado Technology.

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Scaling Teams to Grow Effective Organizations

by Ben Linders Follow 22 Followers on  Aug 11, 2016

When organizations are growing fast it can be a challenge to keep them sane and to achieve what you actually want to achieve by hiring more people: getting more done. Alexander Grosse talked about how you scale teams to build an effective organization at Spark the Change London 2016. He explored the five domains of scaling teams: Hiring, People Management, Organization, Culture, and Communication.

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Spotify Wants To Be Good at Failing

by Ben Linders Follow 22 Followers on  Jul 21, 2016

Spotify wants to be really good at getting it wrong quickly and optimized for experimentation, said Marcus Frödin, director of engineering at Spotify. At Spark the Change London 2016 he presented a concept to learn from mistakes and breed success and gave examples of failures at Spotify and how they learned from them.

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Overcoming Paradigms to Become Truly Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 22 Followers on  Jul 07, 2016 2

Truly agile is what you are, and to become agile you need to overcome paradigms, argues Arie van Bennekum, co-author of the agile manifesto. It takes "being agile" and not "doing agile" to achieve success. Agile is an interaction concept based on the values and principles of the agile manifesto. Technology facilitates agile working, but tools don’t make you agile.

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How to Study and Apply Ideas from Successful Organisations

by Ben Linders Follow 22 Followers on  Jul 07, 2016

Studying successful organisations can inspire you and provide ideas to improve your own organisation. Helena Moore explains how reading case studies about high performance leadership and culture from organisations like Netflix, Zappos, and Virgin, and visiting organisations like Timpson has helped to understand what makes these organisations successful and to find ways to apply them.

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Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters, and How to Drive It

by Ben Linders Follow 22 Followers on  Jun 23, 2016 2

Leveraging and harnessing different ideas, perspectives and experiences from a talented and capable workforce regardless of their organizational position and background drives effectiveness in organizations. Diversity and inclusion matters to reach business objectives and be seen as a social responsible organization.

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