We're all high maintenance

Jet engines are high maintenance - and most of us are glad that maintenance is done! Photo by  Lawrence Hookham  on  Unsplash

Jet engines are high maintenance - and most of us are glad that maintenance is done! Photo by Lawrence Hookham on Unsplash

A few weeks back, I shared on LinkedIn the two-minute video in this post that is an exercise I do with teams in workshops. The feedback was positive and people have even mentioned that they have tried it with some success. Part of the thing that people seem to like is the idea of explicitly talking about the things that "Enrage Me". It's an important conversation that a lot of teams and individuals don't have. When we work with others, it's not a question of if there will be sources of frustration. It's really a question of identifying what those sources might be.

It seems that across team and work environments it is fair to say that we are all high maintenance in some way. If that's the case, some useful questions for us all to consider in our teams are:

  1. In which ways are you high maintenance?

  2. How can you help others work with you factoring that in?

One of the (many) ways that I can be high maintenance is by going into too many details, so this week I'm keeping it short and sweet!