World IA Day 2015 - Edmonton

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February 21, 2015

World IA Day 2015 - Edmonton

Are you happy? What can you do to improve your happiness and be more happy with your work? In this presentation for World Information Architecture Day (WAID) 2015 in Edmonton, I explore some approaches you can take to improve your happiness and the happiness of your team.

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benry

February 21, 2015
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    –Jean-Jacques Rousseau “Every man wants to be happy, but in

    order to be so he needs first to understand what happiness is.”
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    –Tony Hsieh, Delivering Happiness “Happiness is really just about four

    things: perceived control, perceived progress, connectedness (number and depth of your relationships), and vision/meaning (being part of something bigger than yourself).”
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    40% Source: The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to

    Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky,
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    WHAT WE (YELLOW PENCIL) ARE DOING TO MAKE A HAPPY

    COMPANY, WHILE DOING HAPPY WORK FOR HAPPY PEOPLE IN HAPPY PLACES 
 (GEEZ, HOW MANY MORE TIMES CAN HE SAY THE WORD HAPPY?)
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    Benefits of OKRs • allow major goals to surface •

    provide clarity - goals are clear, measurable, and there is company-wide alignment • clarifies what is important and focusses actions, keeping everyone moving toward common outcomes • allow you to measure progress
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    • Maintain a financially stable and healthy company • Book

    $X in revenue per month • Invoice $X revenue per month • Profit margin: X% • Spending optional budgets • 100% of staff are healthy
 • Be accountable to one another for our success • Meeting 100% of our milestones • Project status report is green • 100% of weekly card velocity
 • Effectively tell Yellow Pencil’s story • Launch our new website • $X per month from in-bound leads Our OKRs this quarter
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    – Clay Christensen, author of The Innovator’s Dilemma “Management is

    the opportunity to help
 people become better people”
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