When faced with dysfunction in our interviewing process we decided to improve things by creating a self-organising team. But did it work?Read More Was our self-organising interview team experiment a success?
At Redgate we’ve found that development teams with clear purpose, self-direction and freedom to act were the most engaged and delivered amazing results. To shape all our teams to have these qualities we identified six key principles and unleashed our Fantastic Beasts!Read More Redgate’s Fantastic Beasts (and how we improve them)
How we tackled issues in our interview scheduling process with Theory Y and a self-organising team.Read More Tackling issues with the magic of Theory Y
How do you increase leadership throughout an organisation? Imitating the behaviours of those thought to be high-achieving leaders may not be the right approach at all.Read More How do you scale leadership?
I attended the Agile Manchester 2018 conference to share Redgate’s journey with team autonomy and learn from other agile practitioners. Here are my highlights from the conference and my biggest takeaway – it’s all about The Why.Read More Agile Manchester 2018 and “The Why”
This week something pretty awesome happened at Redgate. we ran an internal learning and development conference for 80 Redgaters at IWM Duxford near Cambridge. Software Engineers, UX Designers, Product Managers, Development Leads and assorted leadership types came together to learn about, share and collaborate on a vast range of subjects.Read More Level Up 2018: The Redgate Product Development Conference
Ever been sat in a 1 to 1 meeting with one of your team and felt like you were struggling to concentrate on them – unable to really listen to what they had to say or explore their problem with them? Well, I have. So, I’ve experimented with going for a walk during these “catch-up” sessions. It’s been great.Read More Try Walking 1 to 1s
Everyone in the workplace would benefit from having coaching techniques in their toolbox. Coaching is a great practice to apply when a colleague is stuck or struggling with a task, problem or new challenge. Here’s how to coach a colleague in three simple steps.Read More How to coach a colleague in three steps
I attended an excellent talk by Jon Terry, the CEO of LeanKit, who talked about the approach LeanKit took to help their teams stay lean and make good decisions as they grew from a small start-up to a medium-sized enterprise.Read More How LeanKit helps it’s teams make effective decisions
At the beginning of 2015 I got the development teams in my corner of Redgate together to explore the results of an annual company health survey. Amongst the feedback we’d received in the survey was a clear consensus that team members found it difficult to make time for person development activities.Read More Making time for Personal Development: Gold Cards