In this edition of Workflow, we have Michael Alexis, the CEO of Team Building, providing virtual team building activities for remote teams, as well as local corporate events.
Describe what you do: We provide virtual team building activities as a service to companies like Apple, Amazon, Google, and others. When there isn’t a pandemic, we run local team building events too. We publish a lot of content about employee engagement on our blog.
How do you like your coffee: I like tea.
Device(s) you use: I use a 2015 MacBook Air with upgraded processor and memory. I prefer the older-style of Apple keyboards, so plan to hold on to that for awhile. The rationale for the Air was that my lifestyle was very nomadic, so I wanted something ultra-lite. Now, I stay in locations longer, and so recently I bought an iMac – the larger screen and separate keyboard and mouse are great.
Describe your working style in one sentence: First make it exist, then make it better.
What does your workspace look like: Really any table and chair, and sometimes a couch. I’m transitioning out of being nomadic, so expect to have more stability in my work space in the coming months.
How does your workspace affect your creative process: With how much time I spend at the computer, the work place ergonomics affect my health, well-being and creative process. I tend to do my best work either when I’m well rested or at 3AM when I’m totally exhausted.
Do you have a favourite playlist for work: I tend to listen to Queen or Bon Jovi on infinite loop. Favorite playlist hack: you can right click a YouTube video and put it on loop.
Who would you like to nominate for the next workflow interview: Nick Gray.
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