Workflow with Marcus Wermuth, Engineering Manager & Leadership Coach

In this edition of Workflow, we have Buffer Engineering Manager and Leadership Coach, Marcus Wermuth, talking about black coffee, long lunch breaks and jazzy hip hop.

Workflow is an interview series by Balance the Grind to get a glimpse into people’s working styles and workspaces. If you’re interested in sharing your workflow, submit it here!

Describe what you do: I’m an Engineering Manager at Buffer, we are a fully distributed company building a platform to help companies build their brands online. On the side I am also doing Leadership Coaching, and writing on my book, that hopefully will be ready soon.

How do you like your coffee: Filter coffee definitely black, and every other type without sugar.

Device(s) you use: Most of the time a MacBook Pro 16″ connected to a 4k Asus Monitor, iPad Pro (for on the go), iPhone X

Describe your working style in one sentence: Due to our distributed nature my mornings start with catching up on what happened and checking in with APAC team members, most of the time I also use it to write and work on heads down tasks.

I have a long lunch break that I use for personal stuff, and then start into the afternoon until evening to collaborate and chat with team members in the US.

What does your workspace look like: My MacBook Pro is connected to one big monitor that I only sometimes use, mostly for video calls as my webcam is on top of the monitor. I have a Mic on a boom arm, and two Elgato Key Lights, to create the best video call settings possible. A glass of water and normally also a cup of coffee are next to that.

Do you have a favourite playlist for work: Jazz Hip Hop by Johnny Jazzmatazz.

Who would you like to nominate for the next workflow interview: My friend Laïla von Alvensleben.

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Hey there! I'm Hao, the Editor-in-Chief at Balance the Grind. We’re on a mission to showcase healthy work-life balance through interesting stories from people all over the world, in different careers and lifestyles.