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If you are in Denver and the person you're asking is in Perth, waiting for approval or 100 percent certainty will slow every decision down by one day.
As long as there's no irreversible risk, act first. You can always adjust later.
Small talk allows people to stay in the loop with work projects. Posting updates about what you're working on allows for better alignment with the rest of your team.
It will enable others to review any conversations they may have missed and contribute to in their own time. Be sure to have a system for it, like an internal blog.
Don't assume that others know what you're talking about. Provide some clarifying context. Then, re-read your question, trying to identify the places that you make assumptions, and anticipate any issues that may result.
Include links to your references to ensure they're looking at the same thing you are.
Before making a time block, learn how to properly estimate your workload for the day in order for you to be able to successfully accomplish tasks.
Your tasks need to be doable within the span of time that you've assigned for it. To do so, you must prioritize what needs to be done during the day and what can wait for tomorrow.
... that's capable of executing in a remote setup:
Generating ideas is the process of finding new connections between old ideas.
We have to be able to connect the dots, cross-pollinate ideas from various disciplines, and combine and recombine them to create new ideas.
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