Warnock’s Dilemma, Objections, and Acknowledgements

Posted on Sat 30 October 2021 in blog • Tagged with Work, Communications • 5 min read

“Warnock’s Dilemma” is a classic feature of distributed, asynchronous, online communications. You can’t avoid it, you can’t work around it, but you can deal with it with two simple changes to your communicative behavior.


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This Meeting Should Have Been an Email

Posted on Wed 27 October 2021 in blog • Tagged with Work, Communications • 6 min read

If you believe that it’s just a silly joke or an overused trope, please read this.


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Please, Make My Company Distributed!

Posted on Sat 23 October 2021 in blog • Tagged with Work, Communications • 7 min read

Turning an organization into one that works in a distributed and asynchronous fashion is far from trivial.


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No, We Won’t Have a Video Call for That: The Companion Pieces

Posted on Sat 23 October 2021 in presentations • Tagged with Conference, Communications, Work • 1 min read

The original article continues to prompt a lot of thoughts and discussions, so I’ve written a a couple of follow-up pieces:

  1. Getting out of Meeting Hell is a short series about getting from a distributed workplace that attempts to duplicate the synchronous nature of an office by sticking everyone …


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Getting out of Meeting Hell: As a top-level executive

Posted on Sun 03 October 2021 in blog • Tagged with Work, Communications • 6 min read

A short series on transitioning to distributed work and asynchronous collaboration. This article is on what you can do if you are stuck in meeting hell as a top-level executive, such as a CEO, Managing Director, or Executive Director.


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