Tuesday Dispatch: Issue #75
The Owl and The Beetle
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This week we learn about how to break a bad habit, why companies want small teams, and how to prevent the amygdala hijack. As well as the jargon of tech interviews and the balance of availability and accountability in remote teams.
Let’s get going!
3 Droplets of Leadership
A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit
Psychiatrist Judson Brewer investigates the correlation between mindfulness and addiction, from smoking to overeating. In exploring this relationship, he seeks to uncover the mechanism of habit formation and identify a simple yet effective strategy to help individuals resist cravings, such as smoking, snacking, or texting while driving. Check it out!
Why do Companies Want Small Teams? To prevent the Ringelmann Effect
The Ringelmann Effect is a psychological phenomenon that states that individual productivity decreases as group size increases, contrary to the notion that teams of people can complete working more efficiently through synergy and collaboration. Check out this great article on the topic.
How To Effectively Process Triggers And Prevent The Amygdala Hijack
I highly recommend looking at this insightful Twitter thread regarding triggers and how to handle difficult situations. Don’t miss it!
2 Grains of Technology
Software Engineer Interview Preparation Kit
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Mastering the jargon is essential to stand out from the crowd. 🤓
Check this page and fill in the gaps to get ahead of the competition. 💪Start your job search now and make your dreams come true! 💯
Accountability VS Availability in Remote Teams
The debate between availability and accountability is a common topic in remote working. Generally, accountability is prioritized over availability due to the potential for availability to be detrimental to productivity and work-life balance.
Check out this excellent essay by Nicola on the Hybrid Hacker. Also, consider subscribing to his newsletter, it’s one of the best out there!
1 Atom of Reflection
“I am not crazy; my reality is just different from yours.” Cheshire Cat, by Lewis Carroll