Archives for Dominic Price

Ok: a bad boss might be the reason your 9-to-5 sucks. If your boss plays favorites, belittles you, lies, and/or flirts, that's pretty bad. Or maybe you've got a "pigeon boss" – the kind who you never see... Until they fly in, shit all over everything, then fly right back out. That's pretty bad, too. But let's say your boss isn’t a liar or a pigeon. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re an effective leader, either. Plenty of well-intentioned managers are unintentionally harmful to their

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If I told you that you were going to meet a 66 year-old business man worth 7 billion dollars who owns his own island, you'd greet that person with certain assumptions and expectations. Right? Well, when I met Sir Richard Branson for the first time, I brought in my own assumptions of what he'd be like. And I was completely wrong.

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Teamwork and the collaboration tools that support it are getting a lot of hype these days. And while collaboration and team-centric work approaches have proven themselves crucial to tackling the everyday challenges of modern businesses, there are also risks that come with new technology and a readily accessible team.

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A few years ago, we set out to understand why some teams excelled and others failed. By analyzing the dynamics of hundreds of teams, we identified eight attributes shared by healthy, high-performing teams. We used this data to create a Health Monitor (the first and only of its kind) to help everyone better understand how they work together, and a collection of plays that help teams shore up their weak areas.

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Rome wasn't built in a day. But that's the time it takes for some of Atlassian's greatest innovations, product features, and workplace enhancements to come to life. Every quarter, we run a 24-hour hackathon called ShipIt where we drop everything to make something awesome. It embodies our culture of innovation and puts weight behind a sacred company value: “Be the change you seek." Learn more about ShipIt, and see how you can run one at your company. Let the games begin!

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