News [Charania] Lakers, Jazz and Timberwolves are finalizing trade sending D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt to Los Angeles, Russell Westbrook and first-round pick to Utah and Mike Conley Jr. and second-round pick compensation to Minnesota, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.twitter.com
Your work likely values high performers, not process improvers.
❌ If you tell your boss about a faster way to do something, they will have you do it that way from now on, and you will likely be rewarded with nothing.
✅ If you keep it a secret, you can use your added efficiency to "magically" perform better, and you will likely be rewarded with promotions, praise, and more free time.
GOP Crazy Caucus got played by an old man: "I’ve never seen anything like it in a State of the Union speech – they ran at him like a pack of lemmings and, with a wink and a grin, he politely directed them to the cliff"
There’s nothing worse than being interrupted at work, switching attention to a message that’s just a “hi”, and then waiting for the sender to type what they really want to say. Especially if it’s something sensitive and they take a while to type, check, and hesitate before sending. It can also cause anxiety because then I as the recipient have no choice but to wait and wonder what’s going on.
Also there’s no need to say hi, how are you, and make small talk before getting to the purpose of the message. If you’re already messaging me you don’t need permission to talk. There’s a time and place for politeness but this medium is about communicating efficiently. Just send the message, ask your question or make your point, and be done.
It’s called instant messaging for a reason.