Now Available: 21st Century Teams What Hurts, What Works ebook

Earlier this year Nugg launched a survey to learn more about the challenges faced by today’s complex teams. After completing an initial survey on teams (which garnered over 500 responses), we conducted a follow-up survey with 50 additional responses on how people solve various challenges facing teams, then followed by a dozen one-on-one interviews with a […]

Leading Edge: Dynamic vs. Static Teams

Over the past few weeks I have begun to think about teams in a new way. Several discussions have led me to to believe that teams no longer can be, nor should they be, thought of or designed in the traditional ways that have captured our attention for so long. What has led me to […]

Three keys to thriving in a world of job change

Last week Microsoft announced that it is reducing its workforce by 14%—or 18,000—jobs. This was not a surprise. The company had telegraphed its intentions and analysts seem pleased. Most of the pain (this time) is at what was once Nokia. So the company has still not addressed its core problems and more restructuring can be […]

Say goodbye to the 140 character limit

And that’s not even the best part. From the first time we demoed Nugg, we talked about how we limited updates and comments to 140 characters (Tweet length) to help keep updates brief. Yeah, that might have been a little over zealous. So we listened to all of you, and starting now, updates and comments […]

Really Listening To Customers Takes An Extra Something

It’s not technology, tools, or surveys—it’s humility I think a lot about Nugg’s users. A lot. Sure, it’s my job, but still I spent serious time every day looking at what seems to be working—and what isn’t. Heck I even listen to what you aren’t saying—What You Should Hear When You Listen To Silent Customers—to […]

The Many Hats of a Startup Marketer

Come Hell or high water my job is to get it done Funny thing about doing marketing in a startup. Beyond the distinct lack of enough hours in the day or always having lots of crazy ideas to try, marketing at a startup is all about having several intersecting and overlapping jobs to do at […]

What have you decided this week?

Do you know or only think you know? A month ago we introduced tracking decisions with Nugg. And we think one of the key ways Nugg helps you and your team perform better is by helping you record and track decisions. At Nugg we review our decisions at our weekly meeting, and you wouldn’t believe […]

Transplanting—Ways to share ideas within and across teams

Lulan Artisans is a wonderfully creative company with many lessons to teach us about how to organize teams to share best practices and build new capabilities. Lulan works with dyers and weavers in South East Asia (primarily Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos) to create textiles that can be sold in world markets. It has a very collaborative […]

5 Ways Teams Are Like Gardens

What I learned while tending my plants this weekend There’s one thing I really miss about being in Vancouver—having a garden. When I lived on the Southern Gulf Islands I had a huge garden. I miss puttering around, weeding, tending—and thinking. Over the weekend I was caring for my small collection of houseplants and I […]