Curtis called me last week full of news about a great meeting he’d had. We had an opportunity to pitch for some really interesting work together with some people in Brighton we like and respect.
Only thing was we needed to write the pitch for Monday. It was Thursday afternoon but we had both done our four days for PWD and we had busy plans for Friday. Plus I was off to Germany in the snow to see my mother, lonely and worried with her partner recovering from a major operation in hospital. I wasn’t due back until mid afternoon on Monday.
Before launching the experiments we asked everyone to write down what gets in the way of them doing their best work.
We were interested in the perceived blocks. We also wanted to focus people on what they might stand to gain if they could change the way they work for the better. It makes for interesting reading. We find these same blocks at every organisation we work with.
Imagine being free of all those blocks…
We were invited to talk about productivity at a Channel 4 departmental meeting. We used it as an opportunity to launch some experiments in better ways of working.
This experiment is slightly harder and encourages you to challenge your default response to email. There are four elements to consider and we’d like you to try this for the next two weeks. You can download a postcard with some check boxes so you can monitor your day by day progress. Keep us informed by posting comments here or tweeting (@people who do, #c4email).