AFH 033: HR Insights with Esther Derby and Stacy Johnston [PODCAST]


Ryan Ripley, Esther Derby, Stacy Johnston


Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley), Esther Derby (@estherderby), and Stacy Johnston got together to discuss performance management, HR myths, annual reviews, and how teams can partner with their HR department to create better systems of work.

A key concept throughout the show was the need for people to feel that they’ve been treated fairly. Much of what we do in the agile space relies on a culture that fosters trust and eschews cynicism.

Treating people unfairly is one of the fastest ways to destroy teams and embitter people.

We then talked about the shift away from the factory mindset to the new world of managing knowledge workers.

And then…we called it a night.

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