I used to work a few feet away from the worst coffee machine in the world. I never knew this at the time, of course, just as we never know about the really horrible things which are right under our nose all day.
I only realized how bad that piece of junk was when I moved to a new office and made friends with a smart modern machine which offered me several types of coffee, hot chocolate and even two types of hot soup. I was in hot beverage heaven.
As you can probably tell, I love reminiscing about seemingly insignificant stuff like this but what does it have to do with being a project manager? Well, as strange as it might seem, the coffee machine in your project office can be a great help to you in your day to day work. No, really, it can. Ok, why don’t you grab a caramel macchiato and make yourself comfortable while we look at a few of the reasons why I say this.
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