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How I got fired and learned the importance of communication and play time

Posted by Jakub Holý on November 4, 2018

When I came to the office one late autumn morning in 2005, I have been shocked to find out that – without any warning signs whatsoever – I hd been fired. That day I have learned the importance of communication. Their criticism was justified but the thing is, nobody bothered to tell me anything during my 11 months in the company. I received exactly 0 feedback about my behaviour or work. The company ended up at court with its client – which both explains why they were stressed and was also caused by bad communication. So communication – even, or especially under stress – is really important. It must be open, transparent, and broad.

The funny thing is that I still do the things they fired me for.

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