Talking things out

In team catchups lately I’ve started to share an insight across multiple team members, one on one. It would be more efficient to put these thoughts in an email, or bring them up when everyone is together in a meeting. Yet I find that the process of talking things out, hearing different perspectives, & iterating serially - rather than seem repetitive - does wonders for clarity of thought.

One on ones can seem procedural. Some people view them as another meeting in the calendar - something to get through them as quickly as possible, or to freely cancel when something else comes up.

It may in fact be the most important time of the week - the best opportunity to craft and refine a company strategy.