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Sickness absence associated with shared and open-plan offices--a national cross sectional questionnaire survey. - PubMed - NCBI
CONCLUSION:

Occupants sharing an office and occupants in open-plan offices (>6 occupants) had significantly more days of sickness absence than occupants in cellular offices.
office  health  business  workplace  open  workspace  plan 
11 weeks ago by ivar
Effective Collaboration: You Don’t Need Superstar Developers
We want people to take care of each other. We don’t hire for rock stars who go at their own pace and don’t look back. We need people who are perceptive and sensitive for others because that’s what turns average teams into exceptional ones.
hiring  empathy  developer  programming  software  development  workplace  culture  hr 
12 weeks ago by ivar
Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe | TED Talk | TED.com
What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.
leadership  simonsinek  ted  authority  workplace  culture 
12 weeks ago by ivar
Software development: do good manners matter? [PeerJ PrePrints]
projects developed with the support of Agile tools. We studied 22 open source software projects developed using the Agile board of the JIRA repositor
workplace  culture  manners  politeness  software 
november 2015 by ivar
Remote-First vs. Remote-Friendly
ticularly adept at working in a remote-first environment).

I think the rationale behind this perspective makes sense, and I don’t think it’s inherently mean-spirited, either: if seven people are in the same room in San Francisco and someone else is in Sin
culture  remote  work  remotefirst  workplace 
november 2015 by ivar
Carnival Cash: The Cult of Seniority | DaedTech
Fantastic article about distracting compensation mechanisms and IT work
excellent  it  advice  incentive  workplace  job  career  knowledgework  tech  culture 
april 2015 by ivar
Higher wages and employee turnover | The Operations Room
The cost of replacing an employee earning less than $30,000 per year is about 16 percent of that person’s annual wage, according to the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning think tank.
wage  raise  workplace  salary  negotiation 
april 2015 by ivar
The Cult of Work You Never Meant to Join — Nomad List — Stories — Medium
Frequently Working More than 40 Hours a Week
Long hours often feel mandatory — it’s just part of the culture. We think, “My boss/coworkers/cat will judge me if I’m not working the same long hours as everyone else. I’ll never get ahead if I don’t go above a
productivity  employment  culture  workplace  values 
april 2015 by ivar
Why Self-Organizing is So Hard — NOBL Collective — Zappo's decree
This week, Tony Hsieh issued a challenge to every Zappos employee
Self-organize or leave the company.
culture  management  leadership  organization  structure  workplace 
april 2015 by ivar

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