November 20, 2010

Psychology for your webapp at BarCamp 2010

Posted in Behaviour, Software at 07:15 by graham

Update I also presented a 5 minute version at DjangoCon US 2011, as a lightning talk.

Tomorrow morning I will be going to BarCamp Vancouver 2010, and, assuming I get a slot, presenting this:

See also my full Behavior Change Toolkit.

November 16, 2010

Quote: We want Freedom, not Ping-Pong tables

Posted in Behaviour at 20:16 by graham

It’s too bad that companies are still hiding behind glitzy buildings with on-site amenities, flexibility programs and knitting clubs when what people really want are their lives back.

From the ROWE blog.

ROWE stands for Results Only Work Environment, and means each person is free to do whatever they want, whenever they want, as long as the work gets done. It is being used by Best Buy, Gap, and (small) parts of the US government.

Daniel Pink mentions ROWE near the end of his TED talk here Dan Pink on Motivation

On a personal note, I’ve been working from home (freelance) for two years now, since my son was born. Not only do I get a lot more (a lot more) done than I used to in the office, even better, I’m getting to see my son grow up. And no commuting. And getting to know my neighbors. And and …