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Pimp Your Work - Improving Your Work Day Efficiency

November 25th, 2007

What to do when your team loses

Face it - at least once in your life, you’ll lose.  The Pros team lost last week’s b5 media Apprentice Challenge. While this contest is done in the spirit of fun, real life losses are much harder to cope with, whether it’s a loss of an important client, an unapproved project, or a boss’ […]

By Celine -- 6 comments

October 31st, 2007

How to make your team fall apart

Bob Turek of Project Management 411 made an excellent post about working together.  Naturally, this inspired me to write my own post about how NOT to work together.
 Keep everything to yourself.  You want to know why?  Because everyone will steal your super genius ideas.  Dont’ share anything.  If you’re making a group presentation, just tell […]

By Celine -- 3 comments

October 25th, 2007

Do You Recognize the 5 Early Warning Signs of Workaholism?

What are you doing right now? Oh, right, you’re working.  How about an hour later?  Still working, right?  How about at around 11pm tonight?  Oh of course - you’re working.  Do yourself a favor and prevent yourself from being a complete workaholic by keeping an eye out for these symptoms:
You find yourself working even if […]

By Celine -- 4 comments

October 15th, 2007

7 Sportsmanship Rules in the Workplace

Be polite to everyone you’re playing with, even those that you’re competing against. No trash talk. Although you don’t have to like everyone, treating them with respect will hopefully earn you respect. Also, this avoids any fights and negative tension.
Don’t show off. If you’re really good at what you do, people will […]

By Celine -- 4 comments

October 6th, 2007

5 tips to getting rid of unproductive obsessions

“The agriculture ministry is not in charge of Gundam,” said the agricultural ministry official of Japan. What does this have to do with pimping anyone’s work? Well, if you’ve been keeping up with the news, you’ve probably heard by now that some Japanese bureaucrat spent his working hours making 260 contributions of Gundam-related […]

By Celine -- 1 comment

August 3rd, 2007

Work with your IT folks, not against them

Doing a little testing here for the tech crew at b5. We’ve got some kick-ass coders and server admins at b5 who work to keep the lights on here. They’re using PYW here as a test bed for some upcoming code changes, and asked me to test ‘er out. Which then reminded […]

By Tris Hussey -- 3 comments

March 16th, 2007

Work rules to keep your geek happy

Nomadishere had this awesome post (lots diggs and comments) with 8 “rules” to keep geeks happy and a follow up that he didn’t mean to say geeks are elitists:
#1. Let them work when they want
#2. Let them work where they want
#3. Let them control their lighting
#4. Let them wear headphones
#5. Do not expect them to […]

By Tris Hussey -- 3 comments

March 8th, 2007

Five Strategies to Pimp Your Work

We have a lot of different ideas on how to Pimp Your Work. And we present them, sometimes relentlessly, as multitudes of ideas hit us. I thought I’d take a little higher view of pimping your work and move all of this to strategy.
Here are five strategies to Pimp Your Work:

Be Financially Secure. Have enough […]

By Scot Herrick -- 1 comment

March 7th, 2007

Medical Technology - For the Patient

These last few months, I’ve spent a fair amount of time in medical facilities, mostly working preventive things (nothing scary here; not to worry). There’s been a big change in practice where I go and see my doctor: a whole lot of technology has been added to the workplace.
Instead of paper records, my medical history […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments

March 5th, 2007

Do Corporate Speakers Pimp Your Work?

In some of the larger corporations, managers have annual kick-off meetings for the new year. Perhaps it is a review of the previous year, or a reward for last year’s work, or focusing on the coming year to get the priorities all on the same page.
Outside of the management team presentations, companies will often hire […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments