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Successful Slack

An interesting read - I'm not quite sure about everything, but there's some good stuff in here, and it's good to have a fresh perspective

Recommended read: Successful Slack https://www.justingarrison.com/blog/2021-08-08-succesful-slack/

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Stand-up Meetings Are Dead (and What To Do Instead) - Honeycomb

Some really interesting things about how to handle a timezone-distributed team, but also some interesting ideas about hybrid/remote teams and building up a better social and human time.

Recommended read: Stand-up Meetings Are Dead (and What To Do Instead) - Honeycomb https://www.honeycomb.io/blog/standup-meetings-are-dead/

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"here's a thread about how words matter in business using Disney as an example" - Justin Garrison

This is a super interesting thread from Justin Garrison about the importance of words, using Disney as an example. It's always amazing to see examples of how these seemingly small changes can make huge differences.

Recommended read: "here's a thread about how words matter in business using Disney as an example" - Justin Garrison https://twitter.com/rothgar/status/1139968357438857217

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You Guys

This is another post you really need to read, if you haven't already, as it makes you really think about the way you communicate.

I know a lot of people who use the term 'you guys' as a gender-neutral term, but after reading this article it really helps persuade you that the term is actually not as inclusive as you think.

For a couple of years now I've been making an effort to use gender-neutral ways to address groups, and I hope after reading this you will too.

Recommended read: You Guys https://www.xaprb.com/blog/you-guys/

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https://blog.pragmaticengineer.com/on-writing-well/

Being able to write semi-readable written text with technical terminology is a huge skill, and makes such a difference compared to not being able to write it.

I've found that since blogging more, my written language has gotten a lot better, and significantly makes my job easier.

I've worked with a number of brilliant engineers who can't explain themselves as well in written forms, which means commit messages and core pieces of documentation are difficult to understand.

Remember that you're never going to be the only person reading something, so make your content well thought out, re-read it and ask someone else to read through it to check it's OK.

Recommended read: https://blog.pragmaticengineer.com/on-writing-well/ https://blog.pragmaticengineer.com/on-writing-well/