Fireside Chats

Michael Krisher
Jul 23, 2019 · 4 min read

Today, I want to share something that I began doing previously and have carried through to my current engineering teams at Nike. I call them fireside chats. They aren’t the typical setup where someone is up on staging fielding questions. They are simply the team getting together early on Monday morning in an informal setting and just chatting. It’s an open discussion. Sometimes as the manager I do field questions the team is curious about. Sometimes we talk about what we did over the weekend. Sometimes we talk about items that are probably better suited for a retrospective, but regardless, this is an opportunity to talk about…