After being turned on to mob programming by Richard Kasperowski, I was amazed by the productivity and teamwork benefits. You really have to experience it! At the time, I was deep into workplace design, so I undertook research to find out how high-performing mob teams were setting up their workstations. Read on to discover the best ways to set up your mob programming station.
Takeaways from a workplace specialist’s experience
40That’s the number of coworking spaces in Greater Boston today. And the number is only growing. With so much competition in the space, how can a coworking space set itself apart to attract and retain members? Based on my experience at my own coworking space, I have identified five key focus areas.
· Ensure a desirable physical environment
· Create activity-based zones & matching behavioral guidelines
· Foster social cohesion & trust
· Cater to specific professions
· Ensure behavioral & cultural fit
Being well at work is about more than practicing healthy individual habits. We can make greater gains by enhancing relationships with our coworkers.
Organizations are increasingly seeking to boost well-being in their workplace. The benefits are clear: increased productivity, improved employee engagement, and savings in health care costs. Correspondingly, the web is full of articles with titles like “Ten things you can do to improve your well-being”, or “The best thing you can do for your well-being”. These articles provide valuable advice, but can also leave the impression that well-being is an individual pursuit. The reality is quite the contrary…