It’s 2017. We are in a knowledge economy. Our jobs require us to execute at peak mental performance. When an athlete is injured they sit on the bench and recover. Let’s get rid of the idea that somehow the brain is different.
…how useful this will be to anyone else, but the lesson I’m taking for myself going forward is this: if you want to build an inclusive culture, build a minimum culture. Build it around professionalism, boundaries, and work-life balance. Make sure your senior staff walks the walk, and spreads the word.
That’s no verdict on what that very same person might do at a different company or in a different job. Excellence is highly situational. You can completely suck in one environment and be an ace in another. It’s incredibly important for both parties to remember that.
…ost important to tackle first. Keep the different problems and solutions as independent as you can. I’ve embarked on crazy ambitious redesigns before, and let me tell you, trying to change too many things at once is not a recipe for success because if something isn’t working, you end up in a zone of frustration where you’re not sure which change is the culprit. Taking inventory of the changes, categorizing them into buckets, and trying to validate the hypoth…