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Let’s Make It Easy • Woody Zuill • GOTO 2021


This presentation was recorded at GOTOpia February 2021. #GOTOcon #GOTOpia
Woody Zuill - Senior Consultant, Agile Expert & Coach
ABSTRACT "So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work." ~ Peter Drucker
Why does it have to be so difficult? It seems clear that there is often a "right way" or "best practice" for many tasks in the modern workplace — but is that clarity real, or just a trick that we play on ourselves? The biggest successes Woody has experienced in software development have been the result of finding ways to “Make It Easy” for people to excel in their work and to connect and interact as humans. Unfortunately, there are many things that get in the way. In this session Woody will explore some of the problems we face, and a few things that might make it [...]
TIMECODES 00:00 Intro 02:06 My first job 04:14 Tiny improvements habit 06:40 Exercise: What makes things difficult? 13:20 Problems vs symptoms 14:30 The misplaced focus of management 15:58 Beliefs and biases 20:07 Thinking fast and slow - Daniel Kahnemann 21:56 Systems and domains 25:17 The systems bible - John Gall 27:14 Domains 29:39 Summary - practical stuff
Download slides and read the full abstract here: #HumanFactor #Hope #SparkHope #ContinuousNoImprovement #NoImprovement #SolveProblems #Management #Cynefin #Luck #Beliefs #Biases #MakeItEasy
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