Remote working is all about the people

by David Reiss on 30/03/2020 12:00

This article is republished from my original Remote working is all about the people​ post in LinkedIn.

Given that most of New Zealand is being forced to work in completely new ways, I wanted to share with you some of our insights and things that we have learned about remote working. We have had staff remote working for years; but have had to make some changes because now the whole business is doing it at the same time.

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Using basic prioritisation rules to improve self-organisation when working from home

by Carl Weller on 30/03/2020 10:00

This article is republished from my original Using basic prioritisation rules to improve self-organisation when WFH​ post in LinkedIn.

In my last post I covered using a visual work board to improve communication on teams (newly) working from home. Today I'm adding to that with simple ways to set priority so your team can make the right decisions about which task to do next.

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Staying connected to our work and colleagues

by Kirstin Donaldson on 23/03/2020 01:30

This article is republished from my original Staying connected to our work and colleagues post in LinkedIn.

In the past few weeks our work landscape has changed dramatically and at a very fast pace. At Equinox IT we’ve set up our home working environments and adapted our work practices and mindsets quickly to keep pace with changes and provide a continuity of service, delivery and value to our clients and customers. 

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How visual workflow management can help your team collaborate remotely

by Carl Weller on 23/03/2020 11:00

This article is a modified version of my original How visual workflow management can help your team get through 'Working from Home'​ post in LinkedIn.

There's a funny thing about knowledge work; its invisible, sometimes even when it is done. It's sitting in a report or on a hard drive. It's not like a physical thing in a workshop or factory. We can't see where work is flowing, where it gets stuck, where our teammates need a hand. This will be even more of an issue with many teams transitioning to using new cloud-based platforms that enable remote working or working from home.

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How assembly-line thinking is hurting your DevOps teams

by Carl Weller on 11/04/2019 01:30

This is the fourth post in a series exploring Lean thinking and DevOps.

In my previous post Increasing the speed of your DevOps teams I covered multi-tasking and large amounts of work in progress as two significant issues impacting the speed of work flowing through teams to customers. In this post we are going to cover another key reason work takes longer than it should; time lost due to work sitting in non-productive states.

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