Tag: Management

Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias (See Controlling Your Personal Bias) where you are essentially blinded by your own perception of your abilities. In summary, the Dunning-Kruger effect simply means that you don’t know what you don’t know, so you may believe that you know more than you […]

Expectancy Theory of Motivation

Vroom’s Expectancy Theory of Motivation

Expectancy Theory was proposed by Victor Vroom in his 1964 paper “Work and Motivation.” It differs slightly from other motivational theories (Like Herzberg and Maslow‘s theories) in that it doesn’t attempt to explain what motivates people but instead focuses on the related thought processes that can motivate people (Luneneburg, […]

Be More Agile

6 Ways to Be More Agile

You don’t need to have iterative and incremental development practices, or even a project, to be Agile. Don’t focus on what the Agile frameworks say, focus on what is the best way. Iterative and incremental don’t always make sense – Agile doesn’t actually require iterative and incremental. Even […]

The Hawthorne Effect

The Hawthorne Effect

The Hawthorne Effect was first conceptualized after studies conducted in the 1920s and 1930s at Western Electrical Company’s Hawthorne Works in Chicago. Researchers were trying to study ways to improve productivity. In order to carry out these studies, the researchers worked with various groups of employees and implemented various […]