I came across this tweet recently and it made me think how fortunate we are to have a product like P2 at Automattic.
Ask yourself:— Louis Evans (@louisevanswrite) March 16, 2021
Could this meeting be a zoom?
Could this zoom be a phone call?
Could this phone call be an email?
Could this email be a text?
Could this text be unsent?
Could we in silence retreat to the forest?
Could we, by game trails & forgotten paths, vanish into the trees?
For the most part – you could replace any one of those things with a P2 post:
Could this meeting be a P2?
Could this zoom be a P2?
Could this phone call be a P2?
Could this email be a P2?
Which from my experience normally is a much better solution as it results in more open communication and less reliance on people being in the same place, timezone etc.
Obviously there are times when a meeting or zoom call are needed, but, if you have something like P2 – often it might well be the better option – as we say at Automattic – just P2 it!