As I am writing this, there is a still unanswered memo from Johannes that I have to address about a potential new experiment of ours.
In recent months, we started quite a few experiments that are aimed at optimizing established workflows, as well as finding new ones. We switched to a 4-day output, 1-day input model. We established that new ideas can only be presented at meetings if the originator took the time to write a memo – not bullet points – to structure it before. Our constant documentation of these ideas in week notes also helped us understand ourselves better and make our thinking tangible and accessible to people outside of the company.
Not only that, we have been recently asked to speak about the way we work. diffferent invited us to an event they call “Meet the fffriends.” Basically, they asked us to talk about ourselves, and Maddie and I got to sit in comfortable chairs, talk about what is close to our hearts and, in between things, pet a dog while everybody else was listening to us. It was fun and if they should ever ask you to take part in that series of talks, make sure that you do.
Only recently we re-introduced ourselves to the idea that we need to spend more time thinking about the way work is being done. A friend of ours told us something over lunch that triggered a line of thought, or to be more precise, made us see a pattern. Everything that we do, be that when approaching communication strategy or reshaping a large corporation’s business model, starts with the way people inside those organizations will bring our strategy and insights into a daily work routine.
Expect to see us write and speak about this more over the coming month.