Working independently

Working independently is the ability to work self-sufficiently on assigned tasks. You might receive direction on projects from a supervisor or manager, but they can then trust you to accomplish tasks with little to no supervision. Working independently can involve a sense of responsibility and self-reliance as you work to finish projects and assignments.

The following questions help you step back and think

Self management

Task & Time & Effort

  • Where can you see all your task? I mean all projects, all task types

  • How can you repeat the way you collect your task faster?

  • What is the top 5 higher priority non-blocking task?

  • How much time do you have? Every Week? Sprint? Month?

  • What you can achieve with your time, in case

    • 🌤 No distraction, No blocker, No dependency

    • 🌥 No distraction, Blockers, Dependencies resolved in time.

    • No distraction, Blockers and Dependencies is not resolved in time.

    • 🎧 You must manage your distractions, any ways.

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Input & Output

  • ▶️ What you must do now? → Can you do it?

    • Yes → What do you need? → Do you have it now?

      • Yes → ⚡️ Do it

      • No → You can create it or got it from the others in 15 minutes?

        • Yes → ⚡️ Create/Ask-to-Got for it now → ▶️

        • No → ⚡️ Rise up, ask for team help :plus: update task as BLOCKED with comment 💬🥛 → Switch to the other task →  ▶️

    • No → Search for Tutorial → Try it in 60 minutes▶️

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  • ▶️ Have you done your task? No → What you must do now?

    • Yes → All output is save to the correct place? No → What you must do now?

      • Yes → All item for the checklist is satisfied? No → What you must do now?

        • Yes → Task status is updated? No → What you must do now?

          • Yes → Output is sent to next handling member? No → What you must do now?

            • Yes →You notify to project channel with URL to output? Yes → Go fly a kite 🛸

Status Report

Use the following template 👇 (copy and paste to your instance message)

:information_source: Status Report
*Previous day*: 
*Today*: 
*Concerns*: 

💪 For concerns: Rise blockers, unresolved-dependency, questions, and help-me!

Slack

➕️ Private project-channel for teamwork

Response within 3 minutes, when-where you are mentioned

Avoid direct talk for team problems

🤖 Bot talks in a separate channels

  • Mention the relevant individual at the right time, let’s people connect, mentoring each other.

  • Encourage people to talk on channel

  • Monitor time to response, in case no response (5 minutes is enough )

  • Give URL for tutorials, let our mentee learns when project is not in critical situation.

Email

Email used formally official both external / internal Geek Hub for Confirmation, Announcement, Critical decision

Checks

✔️ Formal writing style. Recommended grammarly.com/email-writing-tips

✔️ Spell check

✔️ Correct To, Cc, Bcc

✔️ Subject line: GHS | [ProjectCode] | [Title]

✔️ Attachments

Meeting

Daily check calendar for scheduled meeting

When receive invitation: press Accept to add meeting to your calendar for later check/notification (or Decline; avoid Tentative|Maybe)

When it’s time

  • Start meeting 5 minutes early, check for network connection and devices settings.

  • Time box

  • Urgency and Important first

  • Follow agenda

You growth: 🍼 dependence → 🍽 independence → interdependence 🍻

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Team Dynamics

Basic team dynamics include:

  • Open communication to avoid conflicts.

  • Effective coordination to avoid confusion and the overstepping of boundaries.

  • Efficient cooperation to perform the tasks in a timely manner and produce the required results, especially in the form of workload sharing.

  • High levels of interdependence to maintain high levels of trust, risk-taking, and performance.

All these teamwork conditions lead to the team turning in a finished product. A way to measure if the teamwork was effective, the organization must examine the quality of the output, the process, and the members' experience. Specifically, the teamwork can be deemed efficient if: the output met or exceeded the organization's standard; if the process the team chose to take helped them reach their goals; and if the members are reporting high levels of satisfaction with the team members as well as the processes which the team followed.