🕯️ Organize your communication around focused work

Where does teamwork happen? For many teams it's in meetings. Sure, everyone might have tasks to work through on their own, but in many teams the key interactions happen in meetings and conversations. There's nothing wrong with that IF it works well for your team. But it doesn't always.​ A strong everything-is-a-meeting habit may lead to: people … Continue reading 🕯️ Organize your communication around focused work

👉 Don’t use the same tools to direct attention and store information

Use email or chat to direct attention,use a team wiki to store information. Email and chat usually carry a high-level of urgency, but make it pretty hard to refer to key pieces of information later. This makes it that much harder to develop useful knowledge over time. Systems like a Wiki or internal Blogs are much better for storing information and enabling knowledge … Continue reading 👉 Don’t use the same tools to direct attention and store information

✍️ Make it easy for people to understand you

When you have something to say, say it in a way that makes it easy for people to understand you. Lack of clarity causes problems If you leve things unclear or ambiguous some people might just ignore the rest of you message. Opportunity lost. Or they will ask clarifying questions. More work for you. And … Continue reading ✍️ Make it easy for people to understand you

🍏 Limits, regeneration and meaning – how not to go crazy in difficult times

* Eggs picture by Tengyart via Unsplash.com Autumn was a busy time for me and my girlfriend. We've moved from a single room micro-appartment to one more conducive to two people working from home all the time. We've also adopted a cat. Both of those things contributed to our sense of calmness and satisfaction. On … Continue reading 🍏 Limits, regeneration and meaning – how not to go crazy in difficult times

🤔 How might this make sense?

Owl photo by Joe Green via Unslash One problem with remote work is that it's even easier for misunderstandings to occur. It's hard even when we're working from the same physical space and have multiple opportunities to talk face to face every day. But now? Fuggedaboutit! Left unaddressed those misunderstandings can quickly escalate into destructive … Continue reading 🤔 How might this make sense?