- Discord at work
It’s been a year since the first lockdown began and our work-life changed. Working from home forced us to rethink the way we are modelling a working environment. Among the many challenges this crisis brought, communication was, in my opinion, the most difficult. When you can’t just come by your colleagues’ desk or passively listen to conversations in the open space, how do you keep track of what’s going on and maintain a sense of company belonging? After some experiments, using Discord help me find back a lot of what I missed about working at the office. I find communications so much more empowered when Slack is combined with a Discord server. With audio Channels, Discord provides this proximity, visibility and reachability I couldn’t find in any other tool. But despite that, I’m still surprised how underrated Discord is within the corporate environment.
- Value perceptions
« We don’t value things, we value their meaning. » said Rory Sutherland. On this topic, Eugen Esanu wrote a great piece of writing about the importance of perception in our choices. The article is filled with really nice stories that illustrate his point. Overall, even if we learned the lesson many times, it’s always funny to see how our presumed logical brain can be so easily influenced by our feelings. Not always a bad thing though...
- Work fulfillment
« People don't burn out from too much work. They burn out from too much unfulfilling work. » In his article, Jason Lengstorf asks us how do we define our success? Not an easy question huh? To help us with this task, Jason shares his Job Fulfilment Matrix. A nice visualisation to remind us that any work/leisure related activity can’t just be energising. It’s all about finding a balance, and the first move towards it is to understand what we do and how it makes us feel.
- Authenticity is underrated
Herbert Bayard Swope once said : « I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure - which is: Try to please everybody. » I definitely feel like it’s fucking time to teach kids to embrace their uniqueness and to respect others’. It’s tragic to see so many adults trying to blend in and feeling miserable at the same time. We are not born to please others and stay quiet. We are there to live our life at the fullest. So forget about fitting in and make yourself a favour by being you!
2021, week 10
— David Pierce said:
Walk over to someone’s desk and ask or show something is an underrated feature of work life. And when that’s gone what do we do?
— Eugen Esanu wrote:
People don’t always need something new. Sometimes all they need is you to make them see things differently.
— Jason Lengstorf wrote:
— Megan Lane wrote:
We fear being ourselves in case we push people away, but that’s the whole point of authenticity and finding ‘your people’. Wouldn’t you rather be a HELL YES to a small group of people who vibe you, that a ‘meh’ to a world of people you’re sacrificing your truth in order to please?