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Season 2, Episode 2

Peter Buck of NetDocuments on tackling multi-teaming

On this episode we have Peter Buck, VP, Product Strategy at NetDocuments. The core of the conversation focuses on tackling multi-teaming – the effects of having multiple people working on multiple projects simultaneously.
We pivot then to focus on productivity, discussing how it can be measured and the impact of constant context switching, discussing against the background that it takes one around 25 minutes to reach full productivity, but people are interrupted every 3 minutes!
  • Art (culture and perception) and science (data and engineering supporting the argument) of product design
  • Multi-teaming: people working on multiple projects simultaneously, which has many benefits as well as many risks. How does this affects knowledge professionals
  • Who’s feeling the pain from constant context switching
    • Multi-teaming is more prominent with seniority
  • How to structure teams to minimize destructive conflict
  • Measuring productivity = output as a function of input
    • Jamie Teevan’s research looking into micro-productivity as a way to leverage micro-moments throughout one’s day
  • It takes almost 25 mins to reach full productivity, but you’re interrupted every 3 minutes
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Special guest: Peter Buck
Peter is the VP Product Strategy at NetDocuments. He creates solutions at the intersection of business and technology, relying on Goal-Directed and Design Thinking techniques to deeply understand customer content, security or data analytics challenges, then imagine new outcomes. His career has been focused on helping legal teams improve productivity. He frequently speaks about surfacing knowledge, optimizing search, and machine learning.

Connect with Peter on LinkedIn, on Twitter @backofthenapkin.

Host: abhijat saraswat

Abhijat (“Ab”) Saraswat is a non-practicing Barrister, and holds a BSc. in Forensic Science and Neuroscience from the University of Keele.

Ab is the host of the Fringe Legal podcast. In addition, Ab works as the Director of International Business at Litera Microsystems helping some of the world’s largest and most prestigious law firms with their technology needs. His work focuses on helping lawyers to create & deliver higher quality legal services, faster.

 

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