My User Manual

Feb 2019

One of the best techniques I’ve been shown for getting to know someone is by sharing a “User Manual”. A user manual is a short description of how you work and like to be worked with. It puts in plain words what you expect from a colleague and what they can expect from you. As a people manager, it’s been great to share with my reports so they can better understand how I like to work and for new hires it’s a great way to introduce them to the team.

Here’s an article explaining it in more detail and here’s a link to my personal “User Manual”