Psychology

Can You Patronise People Into Change

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There is a well known management book named ‘Who Moved My Cheese’ by Dr Spencer Johnson. This is a book that has sold in large numbers and has on countless occasions been used as some kind of patronising change-truncheon to force employees to embrace some organisational change. While I have no strong opinion on the […]

Psychology

The Flux Capacitor of Control

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Update! I have added a link at the bottom of this article to an update that affects this technique somewhat. If you enjoy this article, it is worth following the link to see my more recent thoughts. The Flux Capacitor Of Control is a variation of a technique used for reducing stress and friction in […]

Psychology

Tidy Desk Tidy Mind

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This week I tidied my desk to remove all the distracting stuff and bizarre paperwork that seems to accumulate even though I’m a developer and can’t think of any reason why any paperwork should be required in my job – except maybe for copious numbers of sticky-notes. All that is left are a couple of […]