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Over the years I have published quite some articles. Find them on LinkedIn or here.
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5 conditions for effective punishments

The punishment has to be relative intense. The subject should feel it as a punishment) It has to be giving promptly. This is one of the problems with the current law system. There is too much time between the crime  and the punishment. The person has to feel that it is related. Even when he/she knows it is related, the brain might not make the... Read more >

Positive and negative ratification/punishment

  Consequence = adding a stimulus Consequence = remove a stimulus Behaviorincreases positive ratification Behavior is followed by adding a pleasant stimulus negative ratification Behavior is followed by removing an unpleasant stimulus Behaviordecreases Positive punishment Behavior is followed by adding an unpleasant stimulus (Disapproving looks, shouting...) Negative punishment Behavior is followed by removing a pleasant stimulus (Ex Time-out) Punishment in this blog post is not... Read more >

Giving positive feedback works best if you give it irregular…

I believe in giving positive feedback. While doing research for a big post that explains how to use these positive educational techniques with your (agile) team, I encountered this scientific fact: Giving constant positive feedback works less good as positive feedback given at variable ratio or with a variable interval. In fact people that are giving constant positive feedback, have a hard time when things... Read more >

Building a house still a good metaphor for explaining building software the agile way

Last week I used the old building a house metaphor again during interview when I was asked to explain agile in 3 minutes to people who never heard of agile. 3 minutes is of course not enough so I will take some more time here. Have you ever (re) build a house? Did you know up front what you (and your partner) wanted? Think about... Read more >

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