Programming Your Colleagues

(Richard Millington) #1

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The best way to cut down on communication (remember, not collaboration) is to communicate as much as possible up front. The best way to communicate is to use ‘if then’ rules. Tech types know this as conditional programming. i.e. If a condition is met, an action is taken. If the condition isn’t met, something else happens. For example, let’s imagine you’re recruiting a designer. You’ve spoken to a few and found some you like. You might ask a colleague “can you talk to [prospective designer], see if he will take on the outlined project for $12k or less?”. This kind…