life at beanmachine

Fire 6
Gabba, fire and a first value exercise

Make a shortlist of about 100 company values. Let your kids write them all down on pieces of cardboard in exchange for ice cream. Attach them (the values, not your kids) to a chicken wire fence. Now all it takes is a great campfire dialogue. Just burn every value that doesn't stick with the stories you share the next hours. On exactly such a night, these are the values Beanmachine decided to keep. 

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reporting lines blog
Fewer reporting lines, more story lines
By Hans Donckers
For those over the age of 14, there’s a good chance you’ve worked (or are still working) at an organization that places far too much emphasis on reporting lines. Where they encourage employees to focus on an overly narrow set of tasks until everyone is competing with each other over minor details of how tasks should be done, whose job is more important, and the typical corporate drama. These companies will often even try to implement results-based performance evaluations, wherein each person is judged based on how quickly and effectively they perform their own narrow range of tasks.
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bean reading
Edmondson book
The Fearless Organization
By Amy Edmondson
Newest book by Amy Edmondson who we admire for her solid contribution to establishing psychological safety in teams.

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