❶ Google’s “I’m feeling lucky” button
Firstly, why is it still there? Secondly, have you ever used it? It was previously estimated that because that button jumps you through to a webpage, Google lost approximately $100m in revenue per year from the lack of adverts being seen. We live in a hilarious world where frivolity is measured in terms of advertisement revenue, and user experience has to fight for its right in a corner.
❷ Managing up
This is definitely on the more “practical” style of article I’d normally share, but I found it really valuable and I’m sure you will too. “Managing up” is normally looked at in a bit of a bluergh way, but unfortunately it’s something that we all kind of need to get comfortable with to ensure healthy and successful work relationships. This piece goes through the different types of managers we may encounter, and the different types of communication styles we may employ to get..it..done.
❸ Efficiency is the enemy
Take the lame introduction of this article with a pinch of salt, because the rest is golden. It presents the concept of “slack” (not the messaging tool) in the workspace, and how we actually need time not working in order to be most effective. What this could look like is simply blocking your calendar off for a few hours every day where you’re not available, which means you can be a lot more reactive to the important stuff, and not be 100% maxed out all of the time.
- Instagram are rebranding! I’m sure you all care very much about that