One of my go-to interview questions is, “What would you do if you were asked to change the practices in your current team?”
95% of the time, it triggers rich conversations. First, it’s system thinking. We talk about how the candidate views their team as a living system with all its dynamics and inefficiencies. Second, it helps me assess whether the candidate would be a good fit with our culture. Because when we talk about practices, we’re actually talking about culture and values.
There was a moment in my career when I realized that I’d stopped…
Systems Thinker, outdoors geek. Developer @NewRelic, ex-ThoughtWorker.