Here are the three best things which I have learnt from the best organizations that I have worked with.
Best practice : Being on Time : The mantra was "Be on Time every time". Posters were all around the organizations. Everybody came on time for meetings. If someone was late, everybody stared at her ! The leaders were always 2 minutes before time. Such was the culture of the organization, that it was ingrained in everybody. And for me, I have carried this to all my organizations as well as in my personal life. Being punctual is a commitment for respecting yours as well as others time.
Best Practice : Let them see it : This organization had whiteboards on every possible place. The walls, the pillars, the partitions ! Every project had whiteboards assigned to them where the daily activities of the team were written. There was a morning ritual for the project to have daily stand up meetings. Everyone knew how the project was doing, what were the issues and risks , what were the to-dos for the day, who needed help and what were their commitments. It was an open office with no partitions and the white boards were visible to the full team . Always. And the visibility had a profound effect on the project and team dynamism.
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