Work 2.0 giving and taking Chris Boos (@boosc) arago AG – the Automa?on Experts
The Image of Work 2.0 Everyone if doing whatever they want, whenever they want and all that is happening in a fantas?c environment at exorbitant pay-‐grades
If you are feeling tense at Google… you can go and get a massage…..
At W.L. Gore the staﬀ elect their CEO to avoid the Peter Principle…
A movie suggested to us that being able to hold your drink will get you a good engineering job at facebook…
And as a CEO of a hot startup in Berlin you spend your day in a coﬀee shop chaQng….
Why Are We Talking about Work 2.0 Modern day work is mostly cogni?ve. Working models crea?ng favorable condi?ons for physical work do not necessarily work for thes requirements
Jobs with great perspec?ve, jobs that developed countries have to oﬀer need brains, not bodies!
Unfortunately brains and bodies are not always connected… And we no longer just need the bodies, so we have to aWract the brains…
To avoid misunderstanding: We need brains, because we need results. Thus the brains we want to aWract need to produce results…
The 1st law of behavioral physics tells us: Brains do not create results upon request
Conclusion: It is an economic necessity to create environments to increase the likelihood of good results from brains
Fantas?c, Isn’t It? Only if you actually produce results and only if you enjoy what you are doing. Otherwise you will break!
1. No waterfall plan 2. You have as much free ?me as you like 3. You choose your work 4. There are lots of services to make you feel warm and fuzzy
1. You cannot hide behind procedures, you are responsible for your results 2. No results means you are out 3. Noone tells you what to do 4. No geQng used to things
Besides the Fun, What Does Work 2.0 Mean for Teams? People have to work at high energy levels and they have to work together, rely on each other and get things done.
Since you cannot accomplish much by yourself and all your colleagues are as free as you are, you will have to make yourself fully transparent to your team
You will be compared and measured every step of the way, because that is the only way create a just load distribu?on within a team
Unless you want to work double without any recogni?on or reward, you will have to speak up about lazy or incompetent colleagues
Your problems are your problems. And unless you show some selﬂessness and help your colleagues at your own expense from ?me to ?me you will have to solve your problems yourself
You will have to deliver – at your own expense (i.e. ?me) or your colleagues will diss you because you slow them down and make the team look bad. If you want help, you will have to give help.
Confused Yet? Is Work 2.0 Good or Bad Now? As everything in life the new way of working has upsides and downsides. You have to be aware of them and for yourself the upsides have to outweigh the downsides.
Good, if you… 1. are curious 2. are passionate 3. consider work part of your life 4. can mo?vate yourself 5. love success 6. want to be beWer than others 7. s?ll want to wok in a team
Not good, if you… 1. you are working to fund your life 2. have a job you do not like 3. like to hide behind processes or bosses 4. are trying to produce something only you like and others don’t
From a global perspec?ve you will have to admit: 1. The giant compensa?on we get in developed countries are only jus?ﬁable, if we do outstanding and new stuﬀ 2. Me too stuﬀ can be produced elsewhere at half the cost
Stop whining how unfair companies are who move jobs to cheaper places. You do the same thing when shopping – every day!
But when this is your cup of tea, you are lucky…
Senior: -‐ Can take responsibility for project / idea delivery -‐ Con submit own projects and ieads -‐ Must work = do tasks -‐ Must share knowledge
Junior: -‐ Must work = do tasks -‐ Must share knowledge
Market of ideas: -‐ There is pool of ideas that need implemen?ng. -‐ 10% of all ideas come from the seniors with no regard for the roadmap. -‐ Seniors apply for ideas and haggle for their teams
Market of tasks: -‐ Within a team there is a market of tasks that need comple?on. -‐ You pick what you want and can do. -‐ Your colleagues will rely on you. We have open sourced this tool suite. Check it out at: hWps://github.com/arago/rike
Rewards: -‐ Get your own ideas implemented by the coolest team you can imagine -‐ Go to cool conferences (we do no normal IT training, because we are all able to read books!)
Housekeeping: -‐ If no one wants to work with you, you are out. The team gets to decide. -‐ If you badmouth people behind their backs, you are out.
Conclusions You have endured only 42 slides… Do you want the big picture?