Yes, you need to come
to the ofﬁce every day. Everyone else does. vs. to I don’t care where you work, as long as you get things done.
We need to decide on
V2’s roadmap. Let’s schedule an off-site next week. vs. to We need to decide on the next iteration. Let’s gather by the whiteboard.
Let’s ﬁnish writing all the
specs by Friday for the spec review meetings next week. vs. to Let’s call developers for some brainstorming and sketching. They will be coding this feature next week.
Please set up a meeting
with the “login box” team to integrate our new feature with them. vs. to Paul coded the login box last week. Talk to him and he might have time to integrate this tonight.
Our .com site is owned
by an external vendor. Contact them through vendor relations to set up a meeting. vs. to I just added you to the source control. Upload the design on the staging server and we will push it out this week.
Let’s schedule a meeting with
the usability department. It will take them 3-6 weeks to recruit users and run the tests. vs. to Here’s a list of our early adopters. Let’s invite them over to get their feedback. Make sure we order some pizza and beer.
The color of this button
is not compliant with our corporate style guide. vs. to I agree. This button needs to have a more inviting color. Let’s do some A/B testing and measure convergence.
The business team is busy
creating the business plan. You can try emailing them, but they won’t have time to talk with designers. vs. to I know I am the CEO, but I like being part of feature design discussions.
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