This is a document of my guiding principles, how I work as a human, and what I value in others. Think of it as a starting point of how we should connect to each other. In the end, I hope this allows us to work in a better way.
Don’t force yourself to act as I want, I’m an adaptive person so we can figure things out together to find our best workflow.
This is a living document, incomplete and imperfect. I will update it regularly and would appreciate your feedback.
I like to...
Question things out — Sometimes it seems like I know everything but I’m actually not, that’s why questioning things will happen like almost every breath. I will appreciate if you have a doc or deck to show me about things I should know before we start jumping to the next process.
Work in asynchronous — I don’t really like 30 min meeting that could’ve done in just sending a Google Docs meeting, that’s why most of the times I want to work on async style.
Learn everything — Even if it does not correlate with our work, I need to learn about the system, how things work out, what influences the system, how it’s built, everything, I want to be like I’m the builder of the system.
Professionally casual — It’s okay to break the room for a second, to throw jokes in the middle of the meeting, don’t make work like a hell.
Think in dots — The way I solve things is by visualizing dots in my mind and connecting objects to objects, I like to see things in a very simple form, the root principles, the foundational concept, etc.
I expect you to...
Prove me wrong — Sometimes I’m a bit idealist over things, I often too proud of my acts and see them as the most right ways of doing things, so argue with me, prove me wrong, show me what the best way of this design decision, show me whether I lack of decision of putting the strategy that way. I like when you’re being to the point. Chill, I never take things personally and instead being open for everything.
Respect promises — If we scheduled things out, be on time, if you say you are gonna be doing A, do A. Don’t make me lost trust and interest. I pay attention to the details to the things you might think mediocre, for me it’s a point of credibility.
Overcommunicate — We can’t work if you don’t really know what I’m currently progressing over our work, that’s why we need to be transparent to each other, send me the things I need and worth to know even if they don’t directly influence our work, you never know what it might result in.
How I use my time
I always tried to be wise about it, I only reply email at night, I didn’t response to you when it’s not the time, it’s great if we can setup a working hours of when we should be non-stop chatting if it’s async or having a meeting if it’s sync.