Albert Einstein once said: “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” This month, we’re taking his mantra to heart. And we’re using each blank page as an opportunity to build more sustainable rituals, like these makers have done with their inspiring docs.
The Docket is our version of the staff picks shelf at your local bookstore. Every month, we recommend published docs that we’ve personally read, loved, and copied. See past installments
, People: Every once in a while, you hear about how an org is using Coda, and it knocks your socks off—that’s exactly how I felt when I first heard what Michelle’s team had built. As an Ops person myself, I can relate to the relief of having all critical processes in a Coda doc. And when they say a single button saved them time and money, they aren’t exaggerating.
, Engineering: When I first read this doc from The Next Step Project, I wished I’d had it during my last job search. In a process that is daunting even without a global pandemic, I find comfort in the structure of a step-by-step job search guide. And unlike other similar guides I’ve come across, The Next Step Project goes the extra mile to mentally prepare you for what can be a challenging, albeit welcome, shift. To quote the doc, “After all, we know it takes a village. The Next Step wants to be your village.”
, Marketing: Almost a year into remote work and transforming my apartment into a home/office/gym, my to-do list has been a constant source of clarity and organization. Some days, however, I found it was hard to get even basic things done on my list. Enter: David’s concept of Mind Management. By mapping tasks to mental states, I’m able to assess and prioritize tasks based on my current mental state. It’s a game changer!
, Design: Prioritizing product features to design and build is tough. Adam’s doc simplifies product planning into three categories, and then makes the process incredibly easy to implement. His framework, paired with Packs to bring in existing roadmap items, helps draw attention to gaps in the product that might need a little extra attention.