When an employee leaves a 20-, 200- or 1000-person company, bouncing back isn’t a huge deal, especially if the company has built a brand that talented people want to work for. When an employee leaves a four-person company, that’s a quarter of the workforce gone in an instant. How do you deal with that?
Whether you’re managing a small creative team, a large division, or an entire company, developing organizational focus can be challenging, especially when faced with multiple competing deadlines and priorities. You might have a clearly defined mission, vision, and values; your goals and objectives could be crystal clear, but how do you get your team to consistently focus on them?
Slack's first production manager explains why he values goals over metrics, and why founders need to operate like scientists.