Manual of me

James Arthur Cattell
Aug 14 · 1 min read

In July 2019 I joined a new team in Defra human resources. Each person shares answers to the questions below. I can open anyone’s ‘manual’ to get an understanding of them and how they work. Here’s mine:

Conditions I like to work in


The times/hours I like to work

0900 to 1700

The best ways to communicate with me

  1. Face to face
  2. Video conference (WebEx or Skype)
  3. Telephone
  4. Instant message (Jabber or WhatsApp)
  5. Social media (Yammer or Twitter)
  6. Email

The ways I like to receive feedback

Same order as above

Things I need

  • Water, internet and power
  • Adjustable desk

Things I struggle with

  • Back to back meetings
  • Lots of long emails

Things I love

Other things to know about me

  • I have bipolar affective disorder type 2
  • I’m dyslexic

James Arthur Cattell

Written by

UK Civil Service community grower for Defra and One Team Gov (#OneGreenGov). Unconference expert. Maths student. Cyclist. Bipolar. Janet Hughes's husband ♥

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