On my last, last-ever proposal, I learned how to use Mural, Loom, and Microsoft’s snipping tool. With no ongoing need to herd cats, I’ll probably never use Mural again, but Loom has other possible applications, and I’ve already been snipping up a storm.
Learning new things is a benefit that at least partially offsets the cost of working with other people. In an ideal world, employers would formalize or at least foster this process. In the world we’re in, each of us can consciously seek out new skills when we’re in unavoidable groups.
I mean, snipping: Too cool.