You ever find yourself trying to explain something technical to someone, and feeling as if you’re speaking another language?
Good. So it’s not just me.
Being in a technical role, and the only person who understands some parts of that tech, means I get the job of explaining to people why things work the way they do. I’m a nerd about bringing people into my work, so I’m happy to do it.
Project-managing and working with colleagues waaaasssnn’t exactly easy before the crisis. So I’m imagining that for most of us, things feel much trickier.
I can happily spend hours working alone in a spreadsheet. And I have! But there’s an undeniable satisfaction that comes with being able to work with a bunch of people, to achieve an important outcome for your org and your mission. When that happens, it’s a great feeling.
And when that doesn’t? It’s usually a hiccup somewhere in the coordination.
Gang. I know this is not the time to feel frustrated about the little things.
The world is going through an unprecedented moment of danger, grief, and loss. Our essential workers and first responders are doing some of the hardest work of their lives. We all know someone, personally or through loved ones, who is struggling or already lost to the coronavirus. Not to mention all the people we know who have taken severe hits financially, having lost their livelihoods one way or another.