December 6, 2023

Make it easy

Make it easy

๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜†.

This is one of our most important work values at Stockly. MAKE IT EASY!!

When asking for help or support on a project, make sure you have done all of the work you could on your side, and make your request as easy as possible to manage for the person you're asking help to.

Always provide:
โ†’ clear context
โ†’ precise inputs
โ†’ expected outputs and next steps.

A precise request, with the right level of context, and without asking anything that you could have found easily on your own, will make you look as a great professional, and people will be very motivated to help you.

Here is an example of a BAD request:
"๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ! ๐˜ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ, ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ?"
โŒ no context
โŒ you didn't bother to say who is your precise arget, nor even the job title / the department you are targeting.
โŒ you didn't prepare any draft for them to easily share, so even if they end up understanding what you need, they have to do all the work here...

The GOOD version of this would be:
"๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ! ๐‘ค๐‘’'๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ฆ'๐‘  ๐น๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘˜ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘Ž ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘š๐‘๐‘ก, ๐ผ ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐น๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘˜'๐‘  ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก, ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐น๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘’, ๐‘ก๐‘œ โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘™๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘  ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘๐‘˜ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›. ๐ด๐‘  ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’, ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ฆ ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’ ๐‘Ž ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘๐‘˜ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›? ๐‘ƒ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘›๐‘‘ โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ž ๐‘๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘: ...."
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