👉 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

🍏 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?

☀️ Make good decisions in difficult interpersonal situations

When the stakes are high and emotions run hot it's not so easy to make the best decisions we would normally be capable of. The following set of questions will help you give it your best shot. Step 1) What are the facts of the situation? Try to separate the facts from your interpretations and … Continue reading ☀️ Make good decisions in difficult interpersonal situations

🚦 You can’t solve problems while angry or fearful

Have you ever said or done something you regret while angry? Have you ever tried to reason with a person overcome by strong emotions? Yup, so did I. It's a useful skill to be able to recognize emotional states in yourself and others and apply countermeasures before it's too late. It might also be valuable … Continue reading 🚦 You can’t solve problems while angry or fearful