Happy Working Resource Hub

Happy Melly is a collection of people hands-on resources to help you learn how to be happy at work and to empower you to help others achieve job satisfaction.  The Happy Melly blog is where our Funders, Supporters and an occasional guest sound off on this topic. It’s filled with work-life balance tips, small business resources, how to motivate employees and find out what makes people happy, and how social entrepreneurship is allowing people finally to say “I Love My Job!” 

Decide your own salary, or not…

Decide your own salary, or not…

Practice what you preach. As the Happy Melly One (HMO) team we’ve applied our own Management 3.0 tools, ideas, and practices. One of our practices is the salary formula. A few years ago, when Jurgen Appelo was still the Emperor-God-Overlord of the team, we decided to implement a salary formula. After some debate, where the […]

Wow, what a mistake we made as a distributed team!

Wow, what a mistake we made as a distributed team!

As maybe most of you already know, the Happy Melly One team is completely distributed. In case you didn’t know let me tell you about our team. We cover four continents, five time zones, six languages, and eight people. The team, in different settings, has been working together since 2011. You can read more about […]

How to Hire Great People

How to Hire Great People

At one moment in my career, I really got involved in recruitment. Not just doing a few interviews, but the whole recruitment process. We were growing in three locations, two in Europe and one in the U.S. As I recall, certain people in the organization such as HR and higher management got stressed on progress […]

How experiments made me a Management 3.0 facilitator

How experiments made me a Management 3.0 facilitator

I started my professional career in 1997. I finished the polytechnic university and started my first job as a software developer. I loved it, talking to customers, analyzing their problems and, in the end, creating software to help them solving their problems. If it were up to me, I would be a software developer for […]

‘I don’t have time for a workshop,’ said the manager.

‘I don’t have time for a workshop,’ said the manager.

In most companies the management is starting to prepare itself for the yearly  performance review rituals. They are looking back at the last eight weeks of the year to decide how the managers can rank their employees from one to five. No worries, this isn’t a rant about the lost value of those kinds of […]

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