Friday, May 14Digital Marketing Journals

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How to Get a Dysfunctional Team Back on Track – A List Apart
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How to Get a Dysfunctional Team Back on Track – A List Apart

Maybe you’ve been part of a team that you’ve seen slowly slide into a rut. You didn’t notice it happen, but you’re now not shipping anything, no one’s talking to each other, and the management’s Eye of Sauron has cast its gaze upon you. Article Continues BelowMaybe you’ve just joined a team that’s in the doldrums.Maybe the people who used to oil the wheels that kept everyone together have moved on and you’re having to face facts—you all hate each other.However you’ve ended up in this situation, the fact is that you’re now here and it’s up to someone to do something about it. And that person might be you.The first thing to understand is that you’re not the only person to ever encounter problems. Things like this happen all the time at work, but there are si...
Resilient Management, An Excerpt – A List Apart
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Resilient Management, An Excerpt – A List Apart

In Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development, the Storming stage happens as a group begins to figure out how to work together. Previously, each person had been doing their own thing as individuals, so necessarily a few things need to be ironed out: how to collaborate, how to hit goals, how to determine priorities. Of course there may be some friction here! Article Continues BelowBut even if your team doesn’t noticeably demonstrate this kind of internal Storming as they begin to gel, there might be some outside factors at play in your work environment that create friction. During times of team scaling and organizational change—the water we in the web industry are often swimming in—managers are responsible for things like strategy-setting, aligning their team’s work to company...
An Essential Tool for Capturing Your Career Accomplishments – A List Apart
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An Essential Tool for Capturing Your Career Accomplishments – A List Apart

Imagine you’re ready to apply for your next job. Like most busy professionals, you probably haven’t updated your résumé or your portfolio since you looked for your current job.  Article Continues BelowNow you need to update both, and you can’t remember what work you’ve done over the past few years. (In fact, you can barely remember what you’ve done over the past few months!)So you scramble to update your résumé with new content. Then you spend all weekend scraping together a new portfolio using screenshots of whatever work evidence you can find on your laptop. You submit the résumé and portfolio with your application, hoping you didn’t forget to include any major career milestones you achieved over the last few years. This is the process most of us use to approach...
Connecting the Dots – A List Apart
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Connecting the Dots – A List Apart

Two plans: one for design, one for culture. Article Continues BelowWhat I’ve found is that the DNA between both dynamics must be inextricable from one another. Creating with compassion in an environment fueled by compassion means we never lose sight of what it’s all about: people. Beyond functioning in this manner because “it’s the right thing to do,” quality of work, loyalty internally (team) and externally (users), and product innovation are all benefits to reap.Earlier we talked through the concept of “simplicity” and its application to creation and environment. Now, let’s revisit a few other examples of healthy benchmarks from a creative culture as we’ve discussed in this book:Slowing down / pausing with intentEveryone has a seat at the tableThe New Day One...