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TL;DR: Decision-making, scheduling and good communication are just some of the ways we protect our time so that we can focus and do good work.
- Asynchronous decision-making
- Stricter on meeting culture
- No meetings on Thursday and before 2:30 PM daily
- Block scheduling
- Better internal communications
- Awareness and shift in priorities
Craft is one of our core values (
Many non-urgent decisions can be reached asynchronistically. We set up a template in Notion for decisions where people argue for something in writing and get feedback from others. If there are no major amendments, the decision is taken and there is no meeting. One surprising insight was that many more decisions turn out to be less urgent than originally assumed.
Stricter on meeting culture
More discipline on the basics: purpose and agenda in the invite, opt-in rather than opt-out. Separate process from content and rely more on recurring meetings (see and
No meetings on Thursday and before 2:30 PM daily
Teams have each morning and a full day of unstructured focus time. Team still collaborate together, but there are no classic decision or update meetings, especially not across teams.
We try to bundle recurring topics to minimise task-switching. For example, people are on "interview duty" and devote a whole afternoon to them, rather than having a bunch of interviews scattered across the week.
Better internal communications
Lots of distractions occur because people aren't up to date or don't know where to find stuff. We set up this Notion in at attempt to be super structured and transparent. We also have an internal Notion Newsroom where we send structured weekly updates to the whole team. It's more bundled and focused and doesn't get lost in the depth of some Slack channel.
Awareness and shift in priorities
Part of the solution is to raise awareness and agree on priorities. Protecting focus time means that some topics will progress more slowly because we have to wait on each other. That's fine - our primary goal is to build a great product. To ensure that happens we're more than happy to be slower on admin.