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I can’t juggle. I lack the coordination and, after a few attempts, will invariably drop something or throw it into myself.

With practice I could learn to juggle. I do know, for example, that if the things you’re juggling are consistent in size and weight it is easier. And then someone keeps throwing things in.

A colleague recently described working in lockdown as juggling jelly*. Every element we’re working on has different conditions – its weight, colour, stability, etc – making it more complex than before.

Remember this when you’re thinking about throwing more jelly at people. If you can standardise the elements as much as possible, people will be able to juggle more but you have to give them time to practice and, on occasion, share the load.

*Jell-o for my North American readers

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