… is an underappreciated skill.
It goes beyond tidying up and things having a place, to the details that lift the atmosphere and make things kondusif* to whatever you’re up to. Things like:
- Tweaking the lighting
- Adding the right music
- Eliminating an annoying background sound
- Table decorations
- Well thought through stationary or tools
- Appropriate art or other prompts
- Well designed handouts
- Snacks and drinks
It takes time and thought – probably at least ten percent more than is otherwise necessary, but that ten percent can generate outsized returns.
Seth Godin on slack in systems (also here)
* As they say in Indonesian. NTS: Good title for a future blog post