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Hundreds of foreign doctors mull leaving UK over 'crippling' fees | Society | The Guardian
High cost of visas and other charges is worsening NHS staffing crisis, warn medics
[...] One NHS doctor from India is among those considering going abroad. “Despite the NHS needing additional doctors these policies send the message that doctors on visas are second-class employees, unwanted and completely disposable,” they said. [...] Medics from outside the EU27 want visa charges , which can amount to thousands a year for them and their families, to be cut or scrapped altogether, along with the immigration health surcharge (IHS), which was recently doubled to £400 for every member of an overseas doctor’s family.
NHS  staff  crisis  recruitment  Visa  Home  Office  Austerity  immigration  Hostile  Environment  Brexit  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative  Theresa  May 
may 2019 by asterisk2a
Yorkshire council leaders threaten to pull out of asylum seeker housing scheme | UK news | The Guardian
Responsibility for housing people seeking asylum in the UK was taken away from local authorities in 2012 and given to Serco, G4S and Clearsprings under contracts with the Home Office. The Refugee Council criticised the system in October for “routinely dumping” traumatised people into “squalid, unsafe, slum housing conditions”.
UK  Privatisation  Theresa  May  Tories  Conservative  Party  asylum  Home  Office  Windrush  deportation  targets  Hostile  Environment  Austerity  profit  maximisation  Council  segregation  nasty  Capitalism 
august 2018 by asterisk2a
Benefit sanctions found to be ineffective and damaging | Society | The Guardian
Benefit sanctions found to be ineffective and damaging
Study concludes that punishing claimants triggers profoundly negative outcomes
targets  DWP  Home  Office  sanctions  UK  Austerity  ESA  Disabled  Universal  Credit 
may 2018 by asterisk2a
NHS doctor must leave the UK to look after daughter in Egypt | UK news | The Guardian
shambles. reports have been mounting that home office is making NHS Crisis worse and Brexit is doubling up on it as much fewer EU going to join NHS
NHS  Crisis  recruitment  Home  Office  staff  burnout  nasty  party  Tories  Conservative  Theresa  May  Brexit 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
The Guardian view on Windsor’s homelessness: a parable of modern Britain | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian
Much about Tory Britain is revealed by a council leader’s view that police should clear up evidence of social decay
homelessness  homeless  Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty  Home  Office  immigration  Brexit  EU 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
Home Office treated couple living legally in UK 'like criminals' | UK news | The Guardian
[Home Office is a hostile environment to keep away many, only the ardent and those w money and the determination and ability to fight Home Office w own immigration lawyer £££] “My lawyer kept saying this is not a precedent-setting case. It feels like they were chasing an individual,”
Brexit  Theresa  May  Home  Office  EU  immigration  UK 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Home Office volunteers no data on EU migrants in work | UK news | The Guardian
UK was lax on applying EU rules. James O'Brien hypothesis is, that it would cost more than it would help (under Labour). When immigration was a non-issue publicly. But Cameron and Co had no balls, made risk analysis, thought risk of Brexit is low low low, thus not bring it up in times of Austerity to spend money on enforcig those rules (eg keeping count and enforcing controls and deportation, and seeking out EU rough sleepers working black market for constucting and stuff).
Brexit  EEA  immigration  welfare  state  FoM  Freedom  of  Movement  Home  Office  DWP  HMRC  deportation  homelessness  homeless  Osteuropa 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
UK denies residency to London-born children of Dutch-Spanish couple | Politics | The Guardian
Their experience is the latest of many reported by the Guardian illustrating how red tape is heaping worry on families across the country.
Theresa  May  Amber  Rudd  Home  Office  UK  EEA  immigration  Brexit  nasty  party  Tories  Conservative  far-right  right-wing  human  rights 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Passport checks for patients is an abandonment of NHS principles | Zoe Stewart | Opinion | The Guardian
Dena Bryant, a lifelong resident of Grantham, had her eligibility for care at her local hospital questioned by a nurse who justified her questioning because Bryant was “not white” and did not “look English”.

The reality is that these policies represent yet another instance of the government attempting to blame migrants for the devastating impact of their austerity agenda. [...] The relationship between the doctor or health professional and a patient relies on respect and trust. A policy that demands we verify eligibility and report ineligible patients prioritises money over care, and jeopardises the relationship between a patient and their care provider.
NHS  Tory  Austerity  Brexit  immigration  EEA  nasty  party  Conservative  education  policy  Council  STP  far-right  right-wing  neoliberal  neoliberalism  Populism  Nationalism  crony  capitalism  Theresa  May  JAM  Home  Office  homeless  homelessness  Deportation 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Teenager killed himself in prison after getting deportation letter | UK news | The Guardian
Deport Deport Deport! // society without empathy. parents came here, he grew up here, gets deported to a foreign country ... // this gov is not run by a conservative and unionist party it is run by UKIP-light. // >> Without a British passport, you are a 2nd class citizen. Hoechstens geduldet! << //
UK  Brexit  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative  Home  Office  Asylum  immigration  EEA  empathy  Theresa  May  Amber  Rudd  Philosophy  ethics  ethical  moral  morality  far-right  right-wing  alt-right  UKIP  Richard  David  Precht  Austerity  Poverty  working  poor  Precariat 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Britain is in chaos – and now the Tories may destroy the union | Owen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian
David Cameron warned us an Ed Miliband government would lead to chronic instability – but the former prime minister’s legacy leaves the country teetering on the edge of collapse // we are all in this together, truly, now.
David  Cameron  George  Osborne  Tories  Tory  Conservative  Party  nasty  Brexit  UKIP  Home  Office  immigration  indyref  indyref2  Theresa  May  GFC  Austerity  bank  bailout  secular  stagnation  economic  history  tax  evasion  avoidance  recovery 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Home Office tells Jamaican man to talk to family online after removal | UK news | The Guardian
Case workers at the Unity Centre, a Glasgow-based migrants’ rights group, have highlighted a number of cases of people who have lived in the UK for their entire adult lives who will be forced to leave behind British spouses and children to return to a country many have not seen since they were children.

Sophia, also Jamaican, who has been in Yarl’s Wood since October, is being deported on the same flight after a conviction for shoplifting 10 years ago that led to her losing her indefinite leave to remain. According to a fundraising page set up to help her fight the deportation, she has been in the UK for more than 25 years and has three British children, the youngest of which is 13 and has sickle cell anaemia. She was told she could stay in touch with her children via Skype, the page says.
Brexit  Home  Office  Theresa  May  UK  immigration  Visa  residency  right  to  remain  nasty  party  Conservative  Tories 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Charities referring rough sleepers to immigration enforcement teams | Society | The Guardian
Leading homelessness charities whose remit is to protect vulnerable rough sleepers have been passing information about some of them to the Home Office, leading to their removal from the UK.

A report from Corporate Watch, The Round Up, reveals concerns about homelessness charities’ links to immigration enforcement and comes at a time of increasing disquiet about the involvement of landlords, schools and the NHS with immigration enforcement. Civil liberties campaigners have accused the government of having a toxic “border on every street” policy.
Brexit  immigration  Visa  homeless  homelessness  EEA  Home  Office  Theresa  May  NHS  School  Landlord  UK  nasty  party  Tories  Conservative 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Government defeats attempt to restart Dubs scheme | UK news | The Guardian
Ministers announced last month that the numbers arriving under the system, introduced through an amendment by the Labour peer Alf Dubs, a former kindertransport refugee, would be capped at 350. This was despite campaigners’ insistence they had been promised that about 3,000 lone refugee children from camps in Europe would be brought to the UK.
UK  Children  refugee  asylum  Home  Office  Theresa  May  Austerity  Council  Calais  France  Germany  Turkey  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Torture victims in high court challenge to Home Office over detentions | Law | The Guardian
Seven victims of torture who have been locked up in immigration detention are at the high court, challenging as unlawful a government policy that allows some torture survivors to be imprisoned.

The seven, who include victims of trafficking, a man kidnapped by the Taliban, and two men tortured because of their sexuality, say the government should no longer be able to routinely incarcerate people who have experienced persecution. The charity Medical Justice, which works to improve the health of immigration detainees, is also part of the judicial review challenge.
UK  Home  Office  refugee  asylum  Theresa  May  Humanitarian  Crisis  Humanity  Middle  East  Iraq  Syria  Afghanistan  USA  War  ISIS  extremism  Muslim  Islam  Sharia  Law  MuslimBan 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Devon and Cornwall police officer quits over safety fears - BBC News
In her letter she says inadequate staffing has made it "impossible to do her job to the best of her ability".
It comes as inspectors warn police cuts are putting the public at risk.
UK  Police  Austerity  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative  Home  Office  Theresa  May 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Watchdog says police cuts have left forces in 'perilous state' | UK news | The Guardian
Government austerity blamed in report, which shows stretched forces downgrading calls and leaving suspects at large [ ie case where women calls police about burglary, says tracking of her ipad shows where it is, police call handler says 'go knock on their door' ]
Police  Austerity  UK  Tories  Home  Office  Theresa  May  nasty  party  Conservative  digital  crime  cybercrime  cyber 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
More than politics, Theresa May’s true strength is her grasp of British culture | Rafael Behr | Opinion | The Guardian
While John Major and Tony Blair struggle with their Brexit defeat, the prime minister has read the national mood and is successfully navigating it // SHE IS NAVIGATING IT? OTHERS WOULD SAY like Blair SHE SITS THERE AS PASSENGER. // Culture and identity tend to be treated as peripheral expressions of whatever is happening in the economy, which is sometimes true but not always. May understands that. She is a more astute culture warrior than economist, and for now that is serving her well. // HAPPY TO DO HARD BREXIT EVEN IF IT HURTS THE ECONOMY "make the best of it" // To win power from New Labour, Cameron adapted to Blairish mode: self-consciously modern, socially liberal, metropolitan and relaxed about Europe. [...] There was always something absurd about “anti-establishment” language in the plummy tones of Boris Johnson or Nigel Farage. But their campaign did capture a rebellious spirit. Partly it was generalised frustration at the state of everything; partly it was counter-revolution – the backlash by people who sensed that their lives, interests and anxieties were the punchline to a joke at a fancy London dinner party. [...] liberals haven’t grasped the scale of their defeat. That is good for May, who navigates through the middle.
Theresa  May  Margaret  Thatcher  UK  Brexit  far-right  right-wing  alt-right  White  Supremacy  hate  speech  crime  immigration  refugee  asylum  Home  Office  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative  war  Nationalism  Patriotism  David  Cameron  Liberalism  Culture  Liberal  neoconservatism  neoconservatives  Racism  Xenophobia  LGBT  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  Elite  London  HRC  Hillary  Clinton  history  No  Representation  lobby  1%  10%  bank  bailout  Austerity  Super  Rich  Plutocracy  Oligarchy  Bill  Establishment  social  mobility  squeezed  middle  class  working  poor  income  wage  growth  Precariat  globalisation  globalization  uncertainty  welfare  state  Greed 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Britain is one of worst places in western Europe for asylum seekers | UK news | The Guardian
Britain is one of the worst destinations for people seeking asylum in western Europe, according to a Guardian analysis of policies, data and reports of the conditions faced by the record recent influx of new arrivals.

At the start of a year-long project with three other newspapers on Europe’s refugee crisis, the Guardian has analysed the experience of refugees and asylum seekers in the European Union’s big five nations – the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy – and found the conditions in Britain do not compare well.
Only Italy, on the frontline of hundreds of thousands of people crossing the Mediterranean, fares worse. &! https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/01/how-britain-hard-stance-refugees-reshaping-european-policy
UK  Home  Office  Theresa  May  Amber  Rudd  immigration  Visa  refugee  asylum  detention  centre  nasty  party  Conservative  Brexit  history  migration  massmigration  war  food  security  national  Europe  Germany  Syria  Iraq  Afghanistan  neoconservatism  neoconservatives 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Scottish woman and French husband quit UK over Brexit | World news | The Guardian
A Scottish woman and her French scientist husband have decided to quit the UK because of Brexit after his application for permanent residency was rejected by the Home Office, despite him working in the country for more than 20 years.

Emma Pollet said the family had not taken the decision lightly, but were not confident their rights would be protected after Britain left the EU. [...] The permanent residency card was designed for non-EU citizens coming to the UK to live and is not required by law for any EU citizen living in the country.

However, in the absence of any guarantees from the government, many EU citizens have seen it as a route to establish their legal right to remain in the country post-Brexit.
Brexit  EEA  Theresa  May  Home  Office  Amber  Rudd  UK  immigration  Visa 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Deported woman's family say Amber Rudd lacks compassion | UK news | The Guardian
Joanna Cherry QC MP said: “This case is another example of the inability of the Home Office to take account of special or compassionate circumstances when required and the human cost of the inflexibility of the UK’s immigration rules. This approach suggests relentless prioritising of the net migration target against a sensible and humane approach to individual cases.

“Following the recent outcome of the MM Case in the supreme court, concerning the particularly harsh spouse visa rules, this action in relation to Mrs Clennell further places the Home Office’s respect for family life under question.” Joanna Cherry QC MP said: “This case is another example of the inability of the Home Office to take account of special or compassionate circumstances when required and the human cost of the inflexibility of the UK’s immigration rules. This approach suggests relentless prioritising of the net migration target against a sensible and humane approach to individual cases.

“Following the recent outcome of the MM Case in the supreme court, concerning the particularly harsh spouse visa rules, this action in relation to Mrs Clennell further places the Home Office’s respect for family life under question.”
UK  Brexit  EEA  Visa  immigration  Home  Office  Amber  Rudd  Theresa  May  nasty  party  Tories  Conservative 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Supreme Court to rule on foreign spouse income limit - BBC News
They say that nearly half of the British population earns less than the income barrier, meaning they would be affected if they chose a foreign-born spouse.
UK  immigration  EEA  discrimination  Brexit  Home  Office  Theresa  May 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Deportation row is ‘killing us’, says the sister of Glasgow's 'new Scot' sound engineer (From The National)
//&! Award-winning actor Tyler Collins caught up in citizenship tangle - There is no guarantee he will get the new visa, and even if he does it will mean the last nine years will not count towards a citizenship application. To be eligible, applicants for citizenship have to be in the country for a full ten years. http://www.thenational.scot/news/15071900.Award_winning_actor_Tyler_Collins_caught_up_in_citizenship_tangle/?ref=mrb&lp=24
Home  Office  immigration  Visa  Asylum  UK  EEA  Brexit  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
EU citizens living in the UK could face legal limbo after Brexit | Politics | The Guardian
The EU fears millions of its nationals living in the UK will be left stranded in a legal no man’s land after the country leaves the EU because of the weaknesses of the British immigration system, a document obtained by the Observer reveals.
EEA  Brexit  Home  Office  HMRC  immigration  Theresa  May  Westminster  Whitehall 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Home Office keeps child refugees ‘in the dark’ about move to UK | UK news | The Guardian
Researchers who visited a series of reception centres in France, where children are being held as their UK applications are processed by Home Office officials, found many children had received insufficient information or none at all.
refugee  war  Syria  UK  Home  Office  Amber  Rudd  Theresa  May  David  Cameron  nasty  party  Tories  Conservative  Tory 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
Meet the teachers, charity workers, NHS staff and scientists Theresa May wants to kick out of Britain | Home News | News | The Independent
In April, new immigration laws will see tens of thousands of skilled workers deported from the UK [...] The Government has responded to a petition urging it to scrap a new £35,000 pay threshold on non-EU workers, calling it a “modest” contribution to cut net migration to Britain. Yet the Government’s own analysis estimates the measure will cost up to £575 million to the taxpayer in the first year alone, and it has sparked a public outcry from the tens of thousands of people set to be affected. [...] employers have had since April 2011 to prepare. //&! From stop35k.org/#!blank/c1enr - "Tier 2 General Skilled Workers who do not make £35,000 salary or who have been in the UK for 6 years, will need to leave or be deported. The Home Office estimates this will cost taxpayers between £181million and £575million" [...] Other proposed legislation is to prevent people from EEA to work here if they do not earn 30k/y or more.
immigration  migration  UK  tax  credit  housing  benefit  Theresa  May  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  UKIP  general  election  2015  election  campaign  promises  Manifesto  Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty  constituency  babyboomers  demographic  bubble  ageing  population  NHS  austerity  neoliberalism  neoliberal  neoconservatism  neoconservatives  free  market  double  standard  policy  folly  policy  error  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  general  election  2010  Schengen  Agreement  European  Union  EEA  work  visa  Home  Office  DWP  Iain  Duncan  Smith 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Episode 647: Hard Work Is Irrelevant by NPR's Planet Money
Patty McCord helped create a workplace at Netflix that runs more like a professional sports team than a family. If you're not up to scratch, you're off the team. Is this the future of work? [ its not long-hours, its about output, ... can you do it in 4-day vs 5-day week? ] [ essential employees only ] [ output (results) more valued than input (hours in the office) ]
Netflix  Amazon  corporate  culture  corporate  values  HR  human  resources  hiring  people  management  team  management  Jeff  Bezos  Reed  Hastings  productivity  execution  Office  Politics 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Amazon's Culture: Toxic or Just Tough? by The Jay & Farhad Show
Hello! This week, Farhad Manjoo (New York Times) and Jay Yarow (Business Insider) are joined by special guest Jodi Kantor (New York Times) to discuss her polarizing article about Amazon's culture. // // how technology functions in the workplace - efficiency, quantified self << the feedback tool you can always use, what ever your state of emotion, gripe, stick, bias, prejudice, ... feudal Darwinism creeps into knowledge worker, white-collar and blue-collar workers, MBA's and PhD's. [...] contributes to gender inequality (women with the back on their wall, leave or get started and forget about family & kids, life.) [...] brutal years are NOT Tour of Duty - Reid Hoffman The Alliance. // PS: Reed Hastings (Netflix) Culture document transpires that it is expected to contribute, even if it doesn't spell it out. Netflix also had to fight and overcome as much as Amazon! Proves again that internal & external environment a company finds itself affects its values & culture inevitable [Thesis].
Amazon  corporate  culture  corporate  values  HR  human  resources  ethical  machine  Silicon  Valley  quantified  self  marketplace  efficiencies  workplace  beyond  workplace  drama  work  environment  chronic  stress  Office  Politics  worklife  well  being  happiness  index  crony  capitalism  capitalism  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  work  life  balance  performance  review  Jeff  Bezos  people  management  team  management  gender  inequality  book  Netflix  Reid  Hoffman  Reed  Hastings  linkedin  The  Alliance  Start-up  of  You  competitive  competition  competitiveness  Alibaba  Google  Facebook  China  Japan  culture  society  peer  pressure  sustainability  sustainable  lesson  advice  war  for  talent  benefits  perks  4-day  work  week  glass  ceiling  glass  cliff  diversity  human  capital  workforce  hiring  recruiting  recruitment  personal  values  Leadership  CEO  business  management  management 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
[ AMAZON's culture ] by USA TODAY Tech (podcast)
Amazon, Silicon Valley, Unicorns and Decacorns - go go go even for broke. making things happen. winning the category. // vs Google and Facebook are those that won sort of automatically and had not that much internal and external pressure growing up. had not to fight surviving dot.com crash. Facebook sort of became a self-runner despite of its many missteps. Amazon had to fight all the way, and still has to fight because now it faces antitrust on both sides of the Atlantic. That creates, inadvertently, a specific culture that has been cited by personal examples in the NYT piece.
Amazon  Silicon  Valley  Unicorn  Decacorn  corporate  culture  corporate  values  work  environment  environment  perks  benefits  beyond  workplace  drama  Office  Politics  career  ladder  career  advice  Leadership  CEO  Jeff  Bezos  Millennials  peer  pressure  people  management  business  management  team  management  HR  human  resources  hiring  burnout  chronic  stress  stress  work  life  balance  workplace 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
How World of Warcraft Could Save Your Business and The Economy - YouTube
https://twitter.com/jhagel/status/634747935356551168 - Hagel is/was Deloitt CEO? // working in a self-organising group, << big corporation. multi-product company. // Start-up of You - invent your own dashboard for you. OKR & continual learning, exploration, execution, challenging yourself. getting up again after failure and learning/analysing it and trying again. &! passion, curiosity, interest driven. // https://twitter.com/jhagel/status/634747935356551168
MBA  hiring  human  resources  HR  EQ  IQ  softskills  practical  skills  skill-biased  technological  change  Problem  Solving  practical  skill  set  Start-Up  advice  of  You  Start-Up  lesson  TQ  corporate  values  corporate  culture  meritocracy  meritocratic  Office  Politics  OKR  Failure  continual  education  education  policy 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
QVC Owner Buys Zulily: Bloomberg West (Full Show 8/17) - YouTube
etsy is a marketplace stupid. // once they saturated their category/market, the growth tapers off! especially home market & then they have 2 fund through IPO international expansion; ie etsy. & will hit on competition, obviously. // &! min 16 discussion on Amazon corporate culture & values! & stock based compensation package. // &! Amazon: How Bruising a Workplace Is It? - youtu.be/CJKkRMMaF7c 'extraordinary demanding workplace, and high turnover' 'exceptional company, what every they do, its working' 'up or out' 'unique culture by a company of that size' // &! youtu.be/qo9b8CtSqqE - 'unreasonable high standards' 'feedback system enables backstabbing' 'they call it purposeful Darwinism: staff ranking' 'GE dropped it' [ personal note: I think u still have the sort of responsibility (moral/ethical/hr as CEO) 2 help & coach ur worst performers, before firing them with compensation package (making them go), balance! also no charity ] &! youtu.be/NpiPc3gPeYY &! youtu.be/YtUhvnXF3Yc
Zulily  e-commerce  flash  sale  IPO  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Etsy  M&A  eBay  vertical  category  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Silicon  Valley  growth  round  Amazon  compensation  package  compensation  Office  Politics 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Bürodesign: Office Snapshots zeigt Arbeitsplätze weltweit - SPIEGEL ONLINE
bit.ly/1MHRiQT officesnapshots.com // designed by designers VS designed & input by employees (see Joel Spolsky comment abt what office programmers & every employee would like (input and accommodating their needs! the individual(s) & the team(s) & the companies) // &! Google Startup Lab workshop: Workspace design youtu.be/j0wM_NIXUYY // &! Robert Grudin youtu.be/9XInkz_XcEo Design & Truth "Good design is the material image of mental health. Design can reintegrate our character & fulfill our awareness. We follow good design to discover what is good in ourselves." // &! Design Rules - Interior Planning youtu.be/kdh08cVW8Os // &! Frank Wilczek "A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design" youtu.be/q_1ApbLzJAg // << inspo: melting the company, the people, and the outside (city) into a somewhat identifiable always re-refreshing concept, identity, recognizable, regionally sourced! & adding value 2 local economy: make space 2 provide ~15% subsidized freelance/smb office space.
interior  interior  design  officespace  Office  Politics  work  environment  workplace  beyond  workplace  drama  Inspiration  architecture  architect  productivity  Collaborative  collaboration  well  being  chronic  stress  friction  frictionless  workplace  design  beauty  Art  shared  experience  offline  experience  shared  economic  interest  cooperation  sharing  value  creation  ecosystem  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  4-day  work  week  6-hour  work  day  happiness  index  perks 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Reinventing Organizations: Frederic Laloux: 9782960133509: Amazon.com: Books
How does work happen at Buffer? In 2015 we switched to a new organizational structure inspired by Frederic Laloux's Reinventing Organizations. This new structure eliminated the need for managers, bosses and formal hierarchy. The team now operates on a backbone of self-organizing task forces, meaning that people are able to propose, join and build within any task force at any time. We've seen this blur the lines of what it means to have a job title at Buffer because it's so common to see people working across a wide range of roles and responsibilities. &! https://open.bufferapp.com/no-managers-forest/ - via https://bufferapp.com/journey#what /// &! see also Spotify's approach - https://labs.spotify.com/2014/03/27/spotify-engineering-culture-part-1/ &! http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/17/heres-how-spotify-scales-up-and-stays-agile-it-runs-squads-like-lean-startups/ &! &! open.bufferapp.com/job-descriptions-diversity/
Buffer  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  eStar  shareship  people  management  team  management  product  management  project  management  management  business  management  book  agile  scrum  Programming  STEM  Mobile  Creative  Mobile  Creatives  destruction  Future  of  Work  Office  Politics  Vision  Mission  scaling  Spotify  HR  human  resources 
march 2015 by asterisk2a
The Kleiner Perkins Lawsuit, and Rethinking the Confidence-Driven Workplace | Hacker News
"At Google, men were being promoted at a much higher rate than women — because they were nominating themselves for promotion and women were not." [...] to reach positions of power in the tech industry, people need to be able to aggressively speak in meetings. Coaching often includes work on how to effectively communicate in meetings and is sometimes described as assertiveness training. &! from hackernews comments >> In other words unless the environment of respect and normal discussion is not defended it will end up being dominated by a few assholes. I've seen in this meetings most often, you've seen it too. &! http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/13/upshot/the-kleiner-perkins-lawsuit-and-rethinking-the-confidence-driven-workplace.html
asshole  culture  Silicon  Valley  Venture  Capital  brogrammer  Campus  jock  culture  STEM  Female  Founders  Women  in  Tech  KPCB  Kleiner  Perkins  Caufield  Byers  Ellen  Pao  people  management  HR  human  resources  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  management  gender  discrimination  social  discrimination  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  Patriarchy  straight  white  male  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  white  male  privilege  male  privilege  privilege  Privileged  introvert  extrovert  sociopath  psychopath  Leadership  public  perception  self-awareness  public  discourse  public  opinion  public  image  Office  Politics  confidence  Coaching  feminism  feminist 
march 2015 by asterisk2a
The week ahead: Avoiding the issue - YouTube
Min 2:30. Nadella more practical (and more charging ahead, opportune, taking chances) than dogmatic - as Balmer was/is. Nadella breaking with the past of Microsoft business behaviour, which was dogmatic. Microsoft too slow to be first to the market, bc too big. Thus got to use its size and leverage and existing customer base ... to catch-up, to take at least some market share and growth of market X.
Satya  Nadella  Microsoft  stevebalmer  Steve  Balmer  mobilephone  Tablet  Apple  Microsoft  Office  Android  Nokia  strategy  businessmodel  businessmodels  Bill  Gates  Google  Facebook  Skype  Yahoo!  Yahoo 
march 2014 by asterisk2a
For Google, the office is key to worker success - The Globe and Mail
The stakes go far beyond a pretty workplace. In an industry locked in battle for creative, highly skilled workers, the ability to attract and retain staff is a key competitive edge. So too is innovation – enabling the spark of a great idea, and bringing it successfully it to market. But that spark doesn’t happen accidentally. Workplaces are designed to trigger casual conversation. Ideas cross-pollinate. Furniture is arranged so people overhear each other.
office  work  environment  war-for-talent  competitiveness  competitive  workplace  officespace  Google  creativity  competition 
march 2013 by asterisk2a
IJBNPA | Full text | Chronic disease and sitting time in middle-aged Australian males: findings from the 45 and Up Study
More sitting "significantly associated with overall chronic disease independent of physical activity" in men over 45 - another study supporting standing desks are positive for health. - avoid prolonged sitting.
standing  desk  HR  public  health  policy  officespace  health  science  office  environment  public  health  humanresources 
march 2013 by asterisk2a

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