Posted in Organizational on January 30, 2014 by Joel Tosi
Ninjas are not your problem. Feel better now? Let me explain.
Ninjas are everywhere, or at least musical ninjas are needed everywhere if you believe the job hunters. 'Super awesome company looking for ninja rockstar to save their ultra cool application, big data in the cloud experience a must!'
Posted in Organizational on January 27, 2014 by Joel Tosi
Recently I have noticed that larger, more 'classical' organizations are looking at doing 'Hackathons' - short time frames where people are employed to hack on code, possibly to create new interesting ideas. Organizations hear about Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and the like doing these hackathons with great results - employees like them as a creative outlet and the general influx of product ideas and innovation among other benefits.
Here is the catch - Hackathons are not magical and hackathons alone don't create this enthusiasm or product engagement.