Reading through your story, and with the limited information I have, I’m coming to the same conclusion as you do:
• Your leader delegates “because he can’t be everywhere”, rather than in order not to be a bottleneck and unleash growth beyond the limits of his mind and influence. I like to say that if a given…
I’m afraid I don’t have good guidance on these, as I’ve mostly been winging it, to be honest. Like I said, mostly following people’s interest, overruled by a fair spread of the ownership when needed. If two people are interested in owning the same thing, the decision has people consequences, so I’d even more expect the manager to be the tie breaker.
There can definitely be threats to it a company grows, depending on whether it’s a company that values process to solve most issues, or that values lean organizations. In my experience of scaling startups, a given leadership believes in only one of those.
Hey Tom, thanks a lot!
I think you can easily get as granular or as little granular as you’d want with this model, considering how cheap it is.
Myself, I typically get in “this smells like a spike” mode when:
Thanks! I’m afraid this is well outside of my expertise focus, so all I can attempt is tentative advice to take with caution.
When I think sales, I’m thinking “something that doesn’t scale easily”; and about marketing, I’m thinking the parts of marketing that do scale are often well-known and therefore not very…
Yes, I don’t want my stance to come across as “the more rest, the better”, that would be foolish (and lazy!). I’d even go as far as saying that there definitely are times when cranking up work makes sense as well (probably tasks that are less about creative problem solving, more about getting something repetitive done that doesn’t make sense to…
It feels great that there are more junior engineers coming like you, bringing their energy and passion into the field! :)
I agree that senior engineers can be successful and not have to be great businesspeople; but I would place “understanding/optimizing the business value of your engineering work” as a required skill for…
Ahaha, excellent! I should have claimed it before you did!!! ;)
I went through most of the article, but my knowledge of how Redux works is very superficial, so it was very much over my head, I’m afraid… But now I’m honored a library is named after me, even more so as it’s smarter than I am at what it does! :D
Exactly! And lack of rest can lead to more of those blind spots, which in this line of work means potentially explosively more time and value wasted then if you had “wasted” a little bit more time resting in the first place! Totally agree!! :)