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[Slack to the Rescue] What You Want to Do

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Innovation and Motivation: Slack to the Rescue

Innovation through slack This is a seriesof 5 blogposts on slack. Slack is work time in which an employee is free to work on whatever he wants. In this series, I’ll present slack at 3M, Gore, Google, Atlassian, Semco and … Continue reading

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[Slack to the Rescue] Culture of Autonomy

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Innovation and Motivation: Slack to the Rescue

Motivation through slack Boosting innovation in an organization is one goal, but not the only one. The other one is motivation.¬†Maslow’s hierarchy of needs has esteem and self-actualization as the top layers of his famous pyramid, both of which are … Continue reading

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[Slack to the Rescue] Harder Than It Sounds

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Innovation and Motivation: Slack to the Rescue

Introducing slack, very carefully I don’t know how slack was introduced at Gore, 3M or Google. We at it-agile introduced slack very carefully. We had big discussions about the concept. Though it was very attractive, we feared the costs. Being … Continue reading

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[Slack to the Rescue] Forever in Down Under

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Innovation and Motivation: Slack to the Rescue

Slack at Atlassian It’s actually pretty hard to get real data on slack. Most data you can find is diffuse and contains lots of rumours. It seems that especially on Google’s 20 % there are more myths than facts available. … Continue reading

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[Slack to the Rescue] The Future

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Innovation and Motivation: Slack to the Rescue

Telescope by Ryan Wick So far, so yay! Employees enjoy slack, organizations enjoy innovations resulting from employee’s slack, and teams are formed to drive innovative ideas. But what happens if an idea originating in slack is successful? With all those … Continue reading

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