Tag Archives: performance

How data helped make me a @UW_WBB fan

As with many data geeks, I love baseball.  Other than that, I have not been a huge sports fan – but my love for data and forecasting has drawn me into another sport, and now I must admit to having … Continue reading

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Friendships at work can be tricky

Friendships at work can be tricky.  At least, they can be if the definition of friendship means you are not honest with each other.  Earlier this week I was chatting with someone who hired his friend to work for him … Continue reading

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Taking Kanban virtual!

A while ago I wrote about the costs of switching your focus across tasks and my intention to run an experiment of using a personal Kanban board to help limit my work in progress and bring greater focus to my … Continue reading

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Switching costs are real!

We talk about switching costs at my workplace – the time spent moving attention from one project to another.  Changing your focus requires you to wrap up what you are doing, perhaps before you had brought it to a natural … Continue reading

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The questionable value of a performance rating

We are in the midst of the end of year performance review process at my organization.   I am sure many of you can imagine what we are going through: we write self-reviews assessing how we think we did over the … Continue reading

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