Great article, Bart. As our product team has been talking about this very thing, I also came to realize that another byproduct of tepid communications is a significant increase in the time (i.e. meetings) dependent orgs require to “get on the same page” as the your team. It feels as though getting uninterrupted, unstructured focus time is becoming more and more difficult, and I think that your comment of proactive communication is the key to releasing time that can be chunked into focus blocks. The reason for this is that proactive communication facilitates greater shared context, builds trust, and makes it so those who lean on your org (Product to Dev, Dev to Leadership) require less time from your team. Thanks, Bart!