One of the most impressive and surprising things I learned during my last couple of years at Staffbase was how important it is to choose the right words when communicating. In the beginning when we where a really small company, everyone just had the same information and shared the same background. Communication was easy. Everyone always knew what the other person wanted to say or achieve. Then we started growing. We hired more people.
While at work I try to speak with our CTO regularly and we try to figure out where to move next. This time he came up with something where I wasn’t sure if I would want that: Start writing more. He came up with that great quote from Urs Hölze: Writing is a highly underestimated skill for engineers. I thought about that and now believe that this is very true.