Do you ever replay work interactions and wonder if they should have gone differently?


 

Each episode, two debaters share what they’ve found in research and with conversations with real people behind ways of working today.

Join host, Christine Dela Rosa, and a team of debaters—Maren Hotvedt, Marshall Walker Lee, Eli Mishkin, Rani Shah, Dominique Ward, Shannon Winter, and Kelvin Yap—to challenge the status quo on the ways you think about or show up for work.

Operating rhythms - the reoccurring processes you do with your team, like daily stand-ups or project retros – are a proven way to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your team. But can they also help scale your company culture?

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A lot of people think of annual planning as a necessary evil. But, after the past few years of unpredictability and torn-up plans... is it still serving its purpose? Alternative planning methods are out there, but are they really any better?

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So many companies are reworking their relationship with diversity, equity, and inclusion actions this year, as they should. But for affinity groups within companies, like ERGs or BRGs, developed to support underrepresented groups – what is the best role for leadership to play?

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The offsite is a staple – for individual teams, departments, or even entire companies. A chance for everyone to get OOO, bond, and get some deep work done. But today, as more and more teams are moving to hybrid or remote working, are offsites necessary? Find out if your distributed team really needs to meet IRL.

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“Agile” is one of the buzziest workplace practices today - all about moving fast and breaking things, and iterating to perfection. The practice has picked up fans and detractors, as more and more companies have left waterfall methodologies in their wake. But is agile the way to go for all teams, and can it actually scale?

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Should that meeting have been an email? We all know what it's like to sit through a long and pointless meeting, but a good live gathering can be more inspiring than any async exchange. So whether you’re working remotely or in the office, what should be the default way of collaborating – asynchronous, or live?

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Is there a shortcut to innovative ideas? Some say hackathons are a pressure cooker for out-of-the-box thinking, and others say they’re just a recipe for half-baked prototypes.

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The name is hard to defend, but the practice of “dogfooding” is a staple in product development. But should every company be product testing this way...or should we leave this practice behind?

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Is your company working as well as it could be? This new podcast from Atlassian brings you fun and fiery debates over today's trendiest workplace practices, from dogfooding to agile at scale, asynchronous collaboration to ERGs. Join us as we argue if and how you should add these practices to your work life. New episodes out September 7th.

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Meet the debate team

Christine Dela Rosa | HOST

Christine Dela Rosa | HOST
Brand Lead, Ways of Working

"Each of us has a unique set of lived experiences. So I like to think that all conversations are hot-takes."

Maren Hodvedt

Maren Hodvedt
Lead UX Designer, Migrations

“If you want to be right, start by proving yourself wrong.”

Dominique Ward

Dominique Ward
Head of Design Ops

"Constantly questioning the thing-in-itself."

Marshall Walker Lee

Marshall Walker Lee
Creative Lead for Learning Experiences

"He may have lacked Tony the Tiger’s rhetorical flair, but Toucan Sam was the more effective debater—IMHO."

Eli Mishkin

Eli Mishkin
Jira Brand Lead

“The more you explain it, the more I don’t understand it.” - Mark Twain

Rani Shah

Rani Shah
Brand Marketing Manager, Trello

“I'm here because I thought the meeting was about rebates.”

Kelvin Yap

Kelvin Yap
Senior Product Marketing Manager for DevOps

"A hotdog is a sandwich."

Shannon Winter

Shannon Winter
Corporate Brand Lead

"I learned everything I need to know from Cher's iconic 'RSVP' debate speech in Clueless."