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Computer programmers obviously work quite hard in a difficult job, but there are plenty of jobs like that which do not have their own stationery. It is worth thinking about which jobs do have that privilege.

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Kudo cards and thank you notes demonstrate that someone has paid attention what you did. Each message adds very valuable personal touch to your relationship with your colleagues. 

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We got creative with some spare Magnetic Dots and turned our black magnetic wall into an amazing festive scene. We blogged before about our home kanban boards. Our first experiment got our son into a selective prep school and on the next iteration we discovered the joy of magnetic fixings for tasks on the whiteboard in our shed. Our next iteration is intended to bring the board back into the kitchen.  We're going for a magnetic whiteboard painted onto one whole wall. MagPaint make some really promising paint and plaster products for making magnetic white or black boards. The problem: it takes a long time. It is...

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Our next step was/is to focus on squad healthcheck and make a truly excellent squad health-check deck. We got some timely feedback that the particular green and red we'd picked for sentiment cards were not great choices for those with red-green colourblindness.  As a developer with 14+ years of experience I confess to being quite surprised by how little I knew about colour blindness.

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So we finally set up our full-size Kanban board. The little one in the kitchen got James into prep school but we have no room to track all our business tasks in the kitchen. We have to spread out. Our new shiny whiteboard is magnetic, so was time to give magnetic dots a try. In our testing we were amazed how quickly magnetic dots changed our expectations about how stationery behaved. While setting up we had some task cards in "analysis" fixed with blu-tak and some in the "ready" column fixed with magnetic dots. The ones in "ready" slid about easily as we...

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