Our team is getting bigger and bigger. We’re constantly confronted with new tasks and challenges that need to be solved. That's why we start with perhaps the most important learning we’ve had as a team at wajve: If you have to explain something more than once, write it down! You save time and the team has access to it at any time. That's why we collect all team learnings, so that insights can be shared and everyone can benefit. #Teamwork. So here are our top 5 learnings from April!
Each of us has a long list of tasks and goals that need to be achieved. This list just doesn't get any shorter. In order to have your goals under control, you simply have to prioritize constantly! We asked ourselves, what is the best way to keep track and stay motivated? As a result, we came up with the idea of starting the day by defining which goals should be achieved throughout the day. If personal goals are communicated within a team, everyone can easily assess where the project is at. If you reach your goals by the evening, you can close the day properly for yourself! Of course, a realistic assessment of the goals is important!
Our team always knows where everyone stands. We update each other throughout the day. It makes it much easier to assess goals and how they can be achieved. If necessary, you can adjust priorities if team members need more or less time to complete a task. In addition, it also helps to keep sight of the big picture. What do we mean by this? It is very important to know what you are working for. It's a motivator to understand that every small step brings you closer to your goal.
What exactly do you mean by that? How can I understand this? What exactly should I do? These are all questions that take up time! Transparent communication in the distribution of tasks is only helpful as long as everyone understands what is meant. Tasks that you create and pass to another person must therefore always be clearly formulated. If they are incomprehensible or not clearly explained, it will lead to queries that cost time. The question must always be asked: Would someone without prior knowledge understand what I mean?
You're not omniscient! Thank goodness, that would be kind of creepy. That's why it's important to keep asking for and sharing feedback. Honest, constructive feedback helps to get new perspectives. This is where the classic and well-known saying ‘think outside the box’ comes into play. Especially in the initial phase, the construction of sustainable structures, constant feedback is important to maintain the red thread. It is just as important to keep reacting to the work of others. Of course, only constructive and understandable comments will help. "This is bad," doesn’t help anyone! Equally, "That's good," doesn't help anyone either!
Last but not least, a classic! Work-life balance! For us it is important that every team member works 100% focused. But this is only possible if you are also 100% fit. For that, you need enough rest to fully recharge your batteries. Of course, we try to create an ideal working environment and office. Nevertheless, employees also regularly need necessary distance from work. In their free time, they can recharge their batteries so they can get back to work during the week. If you start the day weakened, you will be even weaker at the end of the day. If you are not 100% fit, then focus on yourself and your health. Especially in this day and age! Stay safe!