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Team dilution (aka delusion)

We are sitting in an awkwardly quiet room. I know that I have just said something stupid. I know this from the look in his eyes. He is staring at me and is thinking how to politely say that I’m obviously suffering from some kind of delusion. He knows that he must be polite, because […]

Down the rabbit hole

Recently we received information indicating that it’s worth trying to use the virtual library. Books in the area of IT are quickly outdated. I thought, great idea! Our reliable reception desk angels contacted Safari Book and for a period of two weeks we conducted a trial with 20 users. Unfortunately, only two people have tried […]

Skeleton in the Closet

SCENE ONE Auditor: Have you had any work-related training? Employee: Oh yes! I’ve had lots of training. In fact, I’ve had so much training, that I’ve forgotten what I’ve been trained on! Auditor: Well, that’s good… All that training stuff will look good on your resume. Employee: (panic attack) Why? Does that mean I have […]

The Horror

This was a regular morning on a regular Wednesday. I was heading to my lab (which is really a standard office that I share with one very talkative guy… a “lab” sounds more professional, though), when I heard a heart-breaking cry from one of the rooms. When I looked inside I saw a terrible scene. […]

Multitasking – no way

Do you also sometimes feel dissatisfied with yourself? Do you get that feeling that you start more things than you finish? Have you ever thought about why that is and if something can be done about it? If so, I hope you’ll read on and catch a couple of things that really should help. I’ve […]

Stay friendly! The challenge of company’s development

One of the greatest challenges in a small, fast-developing company is to stay friendly to its employees. That is basically what “not being a corporation” means to our staff in Objectivity and also to me as a HR specialist. I, myself, have run away from nationwide organisations with a silo structures and a great number […]