Work Day Specifics
This day has been spent trying to get my team to communicate a little bit more. Since I have been getting into this whole writing rhythm, I thought I'd share the experience at work. That way I can integrate my life and they learn how to be a little bit more reflective with theirs.
Reflection and introspection are not normal to a lot of people where I work. Most of the time the immediate reaction is an impulsive banter or an icy retort. When you ask them to write something down I sense a little bit of queasiness as if you were forcing them into a straightjacket.
I wonder a lot about the quirky little strategies I try to implement in my division. Sometimes I think I'm going for something totally unorthodox such as requiring all of them to update their Google Calendars everyday as a productivity report instead of a lengthy email. It is also my way of being able to tell where they are at a given moment if they accurately update their schedules online.
I enjoy thinking of these different ways of working. It makes me breathe a little bit easier than usual. Having studied in a business school for 2 years I know how methodical things can be when it comes to analyzing business management. Yet, I've often encountered that the most methodical things aren't always the best solution for a particular situation. Most of the breakthroughs are encountered through a crooked path or an unforeseen challenge.
I don't know if they entirely agree with me but I know that if nobody was bold enough to try and dare to do something different from how its been done before, I will never if we can move one step further to reach where we want to go. So even if I look like a fool requiring all of them to log into their Google Accounts and make the most out of what this platform can do for us, I'm sticking by it.