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Working in a remote team

This week a read an article at klinger.io about how to manage remote teams.

There are some really helpful insights in that article. To me it boils down to:

Remote teams need 5x the process.

Andreas Klinger

The main challange with remote teams is that you have explicitly/actively communicate a lot of stuff that naturally takes place in co-located teams.

Establish processes for communication needs for these kinds of setups are hard. Because they are against human nature… I will just discuss things with you while getting water in the kitchen… I won’t repeat what we discussed in slack because i am… well… as all humans… damn lazy!.

Andreas Klinger

Pulse

One of the very few CompactDiscs I’ve kept for sentimental reasons:

It has a LED at the side that would blink at about 2-3 times per minute – a Pulse.

I quite liked the album and also the artwork.

Why a Blog again?

I have to admit I just got lazy and lured into the convenience of using Facebook. Facebook is easy and omnipresent. Got it on my mobile and was checking it multiple times a day. So entering content in there was also just easy and convenient.

But, as almost everyone else, I didn’t really feel comfortable in how Facebook decided how can see my content and when. They’ve also not really made any effort to improve all this fake news, security, hate speech etc. stuff. They’re of course just after the money. But I don’t have to play by their rules, right?

I have to give up the convenience and so have you if you want to check in on my updates. I’m sorry for that.

But I’m, really fed up and actually concerned by all this attention driven stuff. I’m concerned that most if not all of the services we’re spending a lot of time with is purely driven by attention. I mean their business model is based on attention – a.k.a. selling Advertising. Means they’d do anything to drive clicks to their stuff. No matter the content.

I’d like to try to not feed into that anymore. I’m not deleting my account and are still using some of their service. But trying to reduce as much as possible and claim ownership of my content by keeping it in my hands.

[Update 2019-01-08]

Thinking about it, I think the burden of using a different tool than Facebook is also on all of my friends and acquaintances. It’s not only a change for me but also a big ask on them to use a different tool to check on my updates.

One option to mitigate the issue would be to automatically post from here to Facebook. Not yet sure I want that. I’m open for suggestions.