When colleagues tell you that something is ‘just a quickie’ or ‘it will only take a moment’, they have no idea of what’s involved on your end. I’ve been asked to review 4 pages of a document that came from a ‘just a quickie’, and had to research terminology and best practice out of a ‘quick question’ request. The question or request may be quick but the work off the back of it is rarely so. Plus, if you have a few of these each day, it pulls you out of deep work and comes with a context switching cost.
Creating interview tasks is hard. Recruitment is hard. Feels like I should write a post about this.
Solution designers don’t always know what they’re asking for. Asking questions can get them to reveal the gaps in their understanding and ultimately lead both of you to a better solution.
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