Making the Matrix WORK – Cooperation

What is different in a matrix ?

  • Teams operate across barriers of distance and need to find ways of working together through technology
  • The requirement to work across complex organizational structures brings competition for both priorities and time
  • Time zones can introduce delay in decision making and communication
  • National, corporate, and functional cultural differences can introduce misunderstandings in communication styles and language

If we do not learn to overcome these factors, we can experience delays to critical activities and decisions, additional costs, and increased dissatisfaction.

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Making the Matrix WORK – Clarity

“How can I be accountable for something I don’t control?”
“How can I get things done without authority?”

Welcome to the matrix, where multiple bosses, competing goals, influence without authority, and accountability without control are the norm. It is a world where skills, not structure, are the drivers of business and personal success.

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Atomic Habits

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What is a habit? How can one recognize a habit?

Let’s start with a fun example

A kindergarten teacher that has worked with kids for the last 20 years of her life and today she works in a corporate office. Observing her in the corporate office, people identified that when she hears the sound of somebody exiting the bathroom she is naturally asking out loud the following question “Have you washed your hands?”

Is the sound of somebody exiting the bathroom a trigger that is causing her to ask the question about washing hands?
Is her asking this question an automatism that she has built in the last 20 years working as a kindergarten teacher?

The next example is more academic

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Debugging Angular 2

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In my opinion Angular 2 is a great framework to work with. But as a developer, you know that you will also need great debug features in order to have a good experience developing.

There are multiple IDEs you can use to develop in Angular 2, but for this article I will talk about Visual Studio Code – VSCode. It has great typescript support and the auto-suggest knows about the angular 2 components.

Typescript is good when developing, the learning curve is smooth, but be aware that browsers don’t know how to run .ts files. This is why you will have to “transpile” your code. Transpiling is the process of converting your code from typescript to javascript(es6).

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Android: offline capabilities using Firebase

 

Firebase apps work offline and enabling disk persistence allows your app to keep all of its state even after an app restart. Firebase also provides several tools for monitoring presence and connectivity state, as we will cover in the lines bellow.

First of all, in order to be able to use Firebase on Android we need to:

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Angular 2.0 – real-time components using Firebase

In earlier post we saw how to build a hello world web component using Angular 2.0 beta.
Now we will create a real-time component using Firebase. We will have 2 components:

  1. adding elements in the list component
  2. listing all the elements component

To build the first component for adding elements in a list, we just need a simple HTML with 2 fields and a button, and some small JS method to send these fields to Firebase.

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