Exciting. The pot with the plant that shows signs of life. And, then you see it. That one berry letting you know that it’s all gonna be alright. Signs of life.
Home is defined where the Internet connection is consistent and there’s a quiet place to take calls. Now, when normally working in the Eastern timezone, getting up at 5 AM PT is no joke. But, it’s manageable and ending the day at 2 PM PT does have it’s advantage. At 5 AM, the air is crisp, creatures are stirring, the colors are beautiful. Just enough to make somebody who isn’t a morning person.
Don’t get it twisted though: when working from home, you have to be productive, visible, available, and accessible. But, it’s beats the cube farm hand’s down.
It got sold. Somebody likes me too much and she wasn’t feeling comfortable. So, I sold it. But, I first “discovered” all this art when walking during the pandemic. I finally did a Segway tour one day with camera in hand looking to capture it all. There’s even more these days. Need to take an e-bike tour next. But, the Segway didn’t require the use of my hands while I was moving.
It was just that one fall that ruined everything 😂
When you work in a cubicle farm you get familiar with line of sight delegation. It’s unavoidable. Who the boss sees, gets the work, gets the recognition, gets the promotion. While that might be an oversimplification of the concept, anybody familiar with cube life is familiar with the concept.
This new decades long track doesn’t include people to knocking on the virtual cube door. Working from home has killed any desire of ever deciding to back to the office. But you still have to find ways to be visible and make sure that your team is visible. As managers, we endeavor to not be biased. We work to make sure our people have opportunities to be visible.
By the way, line of sight delegation is not necessarily a negative. Serendipity happens. You’re walking and minding your own business running into somebody who hasn’t seen you in in a minute and they have an opportunity just for you. While that could be luck, luck is defined as preparation meeting opportunity. It’s gets enhanced by visibility.
Make yourself available to being visible and take a moment and acknowledge the people you pass by.
In March of this year, I returned to the stage. One evening, while waiting for the curtain to open, I took this self-portrait.
I didn’t realize how much I missed the stage. I also didn’t realize how much trouble I have getting my lines right. Thank goodness, this was an enhanced stage reading.
Ah, the play was the two person play originally performed by Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, The Mountaintop. Camae challenged me to be my best.