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Forget quick calls

This pisses me off so much.

Seriously, it's SO annoying.

"Can we hop on a quick call?"

"It'll only take 5 minutes."

"Let's schedule a quick call."

This doesn't work.

Quick calls are anything but quick.

The so-called 5 minute calls are usually 10, 15, or even 30 minutes long.

Even if you're available right now for a quick call, that matter could have been handled perfectly well with a well-written message and question or a very fast video.

Why the need to drag someone into a call that will naturally extend way beyond the initial 5 minutes?

Not to mention that calls destroy your focus. The 5 minutes (in reality, 15 minutes) don't account for the 20 minutes of regaining focus afterwards.

So please, before you request a quick call, think about what you're doing and how you're sending and requesting information.

And one more thing: scheduling a quick call doesn't fix this.

You're merely postponing it. It'll remain inneficient.

On top of that, it'll always be super frustating to have to interrupt a perfectly productive day with a 15 minute call, only to then realize it could have been a message or a video.

Don't do quick calls. They're anything but quick.