Micro-Moves to Shift Left

You are what you do and not what you say you’ll do. I’m going to adapt a James Clear quote, so I can make my point:

Every action you take is a vote for the type of team you want to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your identity.

The Ulysses pact of “meetings are the last resort” is the foundation of being an async-first team. We’ve got to get the fundamentals right. The entire team must vote with their behavior for that async-first work culture. Otherwise, it’ll all feel like lip service.

Small Shifts, Easy Wins

Our goal is to shift left on the spectrum of synchronousness, in small steps. Some of these steps are personal, and some will be for ...

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