Weeknotes 12 - Writes weeknotes
- Alice Bartlett wrote about improving the career map for engineers at the Financial Times, and it’s a great example of how to do it well. My favourite bit, which shows the level of thought and care that went into it:
We tried to phrase the competencies so that the requirement for evidence would be inherently met. So for example, instead of saying “Understands how to write tests” we said “Writes tests”. If you meet this competency then there will be some tests you’ve written to prove that.
- Sandy Speicher will become CEO of IDEO in August. My leadership goals: to be spoken of the way the current CEO speaks about Speicher in the note to all employees.
- Remember when I flippantly said that Twitter doesn’t pay me enough to use it as much as I used to? Kids These Days describes how the collectivisation of Vine “workers”, who demanded better pay and better conditions, went down with Vine.
- I am currently reading Everyday Ethics, which introduced me to the concept of organisational justice. I found it really interesting to think about justice and perception of fairness, for example within a family, as governed by a set of clear principles.
- Two long reads for the weekend: Rebecca Solnit’s story about the drying out Lake Powell and Sarah Miller’s investigation into how Miami responds to sunny day flooding through the lens of the real estate market.