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Chemaclass Tech Lead Spryker Solution Partner Posts: 213 🧑🏻‍🚀 - Cadet

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TL;DR: People become slaves to systems that are supposed to help. Boring meetings are killing agile. Meetings requires an active participation from everyone. Otherwise you might not be essential to that meeting, and rather use your time with something else.


  • giovanni.piemontese
    giovanni.piemontese Technical Lead @ Löffelhardt Spryker Solution Partner Posts: 871 🧑🏻‍🚀 - Cadet
    Elon Musk sent an email to the staff at Tesla with his 6 rules for productivity. Unsurprisingly, it leaked. Here they are:
    1) Avoid large meetings
    Large meetings waste valuable time and energy.
    - They discourage debate
    - People are more guarded than open
    - There's not enough time for everyone to contribute
    Don't schedule large meetings unless you're certain they provide value to everyone.
    2) Leave a meeting if you're not contributing
    If a meeting doesn't require your:
    - Input
    - Value
    - Decisions
    Your presence is useless.
    It's not rude to leave a meeting.
    But it's rude to waste people's time.
    3) Forget the chain of command
    Communicate with colleagues directly.
    Not through supervisors or managers.
    Fast communicators make fast decisions.
    Fast decisions = competitive advantage.
    4) Be clear, not clever
    Avoid nonsense words and technical jargon.
    It slows down communication.
    Choose words that are:
    - Concise
    - To the point
    - Easy to understand
    Don't sound smart. Be efficient.
    5) Ditch frequent meetings
    There's no better way to waste everyone's time.
    Use meetings to:
    - Collaborate
    - Attack issues head-on
    - Solve urgent problems
    But once you resolve the issue, frequent meetings are no longer necessary.
    You can resolve most issues without a meeting.
    Instead of meetings:
    - Send a text
    - Send an email
    - Communicate on a discord or slack channel
    Don't interrupt your team's workflow if it's unnecessary.
    6) Use common sense
    If a company rule doesn't:
    - Make sense
    - Contribute to progress
    - Apply to your specific situation
    Avoid following the rule with your eyes closed.
    Don't follow rules. Follow principles.