Just a quick note to link to this excellent piece written by Richard McLean, director at ElsevierConnect Technology, who wrote the meta-article on articles written about how one works.
It’s really worth reading the entire article, but if I had to select one paragraph, it is this one:
“One thing that’s important for me in teams is getting to know your colleagues as people. Each of us lives a life that is often only partly seen when we go to work. Yet things going on in our lives outside work can have a big impact on how we are when we’re working. Similarly, we’re all individuals, with our own quirks and preferences. Understanding these can help build working relationships. It’s also more human.”
Absolutely true. This was one of the drivers for me to write my manual. Richard was kind enough to link to that in his list at the end of the article.