Write it down

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I’ve noticed many people seem averse to writing things down, especially in long form (paragraphs, rather than sentence-long instant messages). Often I’m asked to “have a chat” about something which I think could have be said in writing. The reason I’ve most often heard cited for transmitting information verbally instead of in writing is that… [continue]

Meetings are expensive – use them wisely

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Meetings are expensive. They can swallow up many man-hours if there are many people involved (translate that into dollars using your company’s charge-out rate!), and when people’s days are peppered with meetings, it’s difficult to be productive with the fragments of time that are left. On top of that, if a meeting is unstructured and the right… [continue]