Gaining perspective by playing with our kids

One of the best things about being a parent in Sweden, is the generous paternity leave the state gives us. This is also the reason to my silent period in this blog – I am gaining perspective to my intranet job while growing my patience, beard and playfulness. Being immersed in our children’s world is the best way to gain perpective on what is important. And what is not.

Struggling to build an excellent intranet can get you buried in all kinds of good, semi-good and bad ideas over time. Now I have the time to reflect, and once back in May I know better what to prioritize. One thing that has hit me deeper is the note I saw on Twitter, stating something like: By trying to make everybody happy, you will make everybody unhappy. Focus is key – not all will use the intranet on an equal basis. So once back, I will focus on the people who need the intranet to perform crucial tasks. The people who say “we use other tools instead” and “I am bitter” can wait.

And now back to the wonderful world.

By Patrik Bergman

Privately: Father, husband, vegetarian, and reader of Dostoyevsky. Professionally: Works as Communications Manager at

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