When I was at Hotjar, keeping up with internal communication was a real head-scratcher. As we grew, we were swamped by an onslaught of Discourse forum threads, emails, and Slack messages. Plus, different teams started using their own tools, like JIRA and Asana, and this made things even messier.
If you're a startup founder, you probably know that company culture is important. But what you may not realize is just how much your own personality can shape the culture of your company.
Perhaps you're the co-founder of a new SaaS business and it's finally gaining traction, or you're working in a small company and have, up until this point, been solely responsible for one specific area of the business. It's finally time
I'll start with a warning: this is a very contentious topic. Let's talk about a typical scenario: A Product Manager or Product Owner is hired to help a team move towards a vision. They do so by making the right
Over the years, I tried to analyze our teams and identify patterns unique to our most high-performing ones. Unsurprisingly, the specific framework they used to keep themselves organized very rarely correlated with performance.
If you’ve ever been involved in building or leading a company, you will know that what you plan is very rarely what actually happens. Throughout your startup journey, you are going to encounter many random obstacles that will impede your plans.
If you want to implement change successfully, you need to build a narrative – a story, a justification, for why these changes are happening, and why they’re happening now.
You need to understand that you are ultimately building and running a business. A real business that serves real customers, makes real money and pays taxes just like any other brick-and-mortar business.
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