On shoutouts

It feels very important to me to express appreciation towards other team members for their contributions and hard work.

At work, shoutouts are reguarly being given during planning meetings, which is great but, it always feels weird to be on the receiving end of one.

Anything that I deliver usually means other people have directly or indirectly contributed to that: directly through guidance or providing more context and indirectly by ensuring I have the space to work on something by taking care of everything else that we still need to deliver as a team.

I suppose it is easier to value tangible contributions and I'm hoping to get better at seeing contributions now more hollistically.

Written on Nov 7, 2023