Yay for mess

I love orderly systems that work like clockwork.

And so it’s tricky for me to admit the need for a little mess.

Mess is the group chat that doesn’t push work forward, but pushes relationships forward.

Mess is the calls with silly reaction tools that don’t add to decision-making, but make team members smile.

Mess is using tools people enjoy, not just tools that are efficient, not because they get the work done better, but because they let people enjoy the act of getting the work done which, in turn, gets the work done better.

Order is good, and important if you value the promises you make.

But so is mess, and just as important if you value the people who honour the promises you make.

Yay for mess.