Agile is a framework for working that’s transformed and revolutionised technology development over the last couple of decades.
At the heart of Agile are ideas about experimenting, learning quickly from successes and failures, gathering feedback and iterating.
Perhaps the most widely relevant and useful practice to come out of Agile – and one of the easiest to implement – is the “retrospective”.
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, many people usually based in the office were forced to work from home too, putting remote workers on an equal footing with their office-working colleagues.
So, what have we learned that can make sure our remote workers don’t feel excluded in the future?
Meetings should be short, sharp and productive. They should help get a job done efficiently and deliver a lot of value in a short period of time.
It’s been widely panned as a waste of time, ineffective, and straight-up BS – so why do so many organisations still make their staff participate in brainstorming sessions?
There’s a quieter alternative that research shows is better at yielding more and better ideas.
The Young and Well CRC is an international research centre, based in Melbourne, that focuses on the role technologies can play in improving young people’s mental health and wellbeing. Young and Well CRC is also a leader in workplace health and wellbeing.
In 2014, they publicly released their innovative and comprehensive wellbeing policy, with the aim of supporting other organisations to prioritise wellbeing in the workplace.
In this guest post, Rose O’Sullivan, Young and Well’s HR Advisor and Operations Support, shares why they love one particular initiative from their wellbeing policy – the walking meeting – and why you should bring walking meetings into your organisation too.