February 6, 2020

Keeping time


In your head, you probably have a pretty good idea of where you are in any personal project. You can say what you’ve done and can list all the next steps in your path. You understand there will be road bumps and cul de sacs but you have faith and you know you’ll get where you’re going in about the time you have.

You have easy I-know-what-I’m-doing confidence and all without a single moment of communication overhead.

Team projects are all about communication.

Anything remotely complex or interdependent, you can probably go about a day and a half without checking in, resetting your compass, and taking the waters at the cooler. Leave it longer than that, doubt creeps in and sits down right next to confusion, and together they stop everybody’s clock running in sync.

Keeping on track means keeping time.

Skippy strategy: Check in and synchronise your watches.