• Back to the office building
    • Great for those that thrive on continuous face to face communication
    • Horrible for those that can’t stand those that need continuous face to face communication
    • Some folks won’t work unless they’re in the office. How is their quality of work compared to those that will work?
    • Huge time suck unless you have a driver
    • Foot anti-fungal stuff was a surprising added consumable with back to office
    • Zoning that allows a 15 minute walk to an office room designed for one to two people and allow conversations between 3-6 people would address 99% of both arguments
  • Bad recruiting practices as a proxy for the widening divide of skills and knowledge
    • Recruiters can’t create things palatable to candidates if they can’t imagine what they do or what they enjoy
    • Recruiters (account managers, sourcers…) can’t push back on garbage when they can’t imagine what the candidate wants or the hiring manager wants
    • Recruiters that can imagine have skills that open other jobs to them
    • And getting the average hiring manager to imagine why someone would want to work there is utter torture
  • Chores and habits
    • There’s too much shit in our lives and its overwhelming
    • What’s the magic of going from the overwhelming list of what needs to be done to a regenerative pace for the habit of creating habits
  • Tech and process
    • Well written standard operating procedures also also Behavior Driven Development tests
    • Controls, policies, and SOPs are all artifacts successful software development depends upon
    • Document management systems loved by Auditors are unusable
  • Quality and Surprises
    • Ramblings about docking stations and USB enclosures