Let's play a game.
Since using teams for the last two years I've been allowing MS to tap into my life story for work to produce some hilariously scary analytics on my work schedule.

For anyone interested:

Now let's pull some data out and think about wtf is going on here.

Weekly average for "focus" vs "collaboration"
Now this is a % of time you have not being stuck in meetings, calls, ect, based on the pass 4 weeks of data.

I have a 93% collaboration vs 7% focus time - or leave me the fuck alone time.

That's literally 35 of my 38 working hours a week in some kind of call or dealing with emails 😅

Speaking of emails: what in the fuck am I supposed to do with 5,109 emails and 403 calls on teams in a month?

It's like I need a receptionist for this shit.

And on that note, im hitting the rum for the day 🥃🥃🥃

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    Filter the emails send it to junk
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    @devTea if only I could do that for the meetings too 😢
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    In our company culture an avalanche of meetings came with a change of leadership. Right now a ton of meetings is held for every at least semi-major decision, including external consultation.

    It is a cover-your-ass-tactic for managers with regard to higher stakeholders, specifically investors. It doesn't matter if a project fails, as long as you can argue that any expert available to you had been consulted. Even though the cost of such consultation may sometimes be the reason for failure.

    So far I only found two upsides to this. First I can largely ignore a portion of meetings where the agenda is clear beforehand, as these allow me to just keep working, since my attendance is for some reason required, while there is nothing for me to participate in. The second upside is being able to dip into management interactions which is helpful in case my I ever decide to go that direction as I become older.

    These are the silver lining, however all in all this meeting culture is simply odd.
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