Challenge #3: Make something better

In the challenges section I will present you with things you can do.
A challenge is an experiment. A way to try to change the world for the better.
Let me know how the challenges affected you and your life in the comments.

The challenge

For this weeks challenge, find a part of your work that you are an expert on and try to improve its quality. Try to improve on a part that you would normally not work on because you felt pressured to make a deadline.

The reason for this challenge

As described in A definition of Quality we can all agree on, we all want quality. It often turns out though, that we feel uncertain about how to prioritize quality over deadlines.

With this experiment, you will stimulate yourself to feel a little less pressure for deadlines and instead focus on quality you know your product should have. Try it out and let me know in the comments below how it turned out for you.

Good luck

Challenge #2: Find your own weakness and ask for help

In the challenges section I will present you with things you can do.
A challenge is an experiment. A way to try to change the world for the better.
Let me know how the challenges affected you and your life in the comments.

The challenge

For this weeks challenge, figure out a weakness that is important to you in your daily life. Identify it as clearly as you can, and then ask someone you trust if they want to help you with it.

The reason for this challenge

As described in How to make a team greater than the sum of it’s parts, it is very important to have someone in your team that can help you with your weaknesses. It isn’t always easy for them to know what your weaknesses are, and most people don’t want to readily admit they even have weaknesses in the workplace.

By participating in this challenge, we are going to break that part of business culture ourselves. Try it out and let me know in the comments below how it turned out for you.

Good luck

Challenge #1: Help someone else

In the challenges section I will present you with things you can do.
A challenge is an experiment. A way to try to change the world for the better.
Let me know how the challenges affected you and your life in the comments.

The challenge

For this weeks challenge, try to see if you can find a coworker that might need some help. Without asking anything in return, try to help them

The reason for this challenge

As described in The best team I ever worked with the turning point for me was when the guys in my team decided to help me, no questions asked. I felt inspired and wanted to make their sacrifice of time and work worth it. So I worked as hard as I could. It was surprising how well this worked out.

I hope that others can experience the same.