Company culture is the by-product of consistent behavior.  What you do always wins against what you intend to do. - Jason Fried


  • Poor management practices
  • Lack of autonomy
  • Too much process, too many meetings

  • People don’t leave companies, they leave managers
  • Skip level 1:1s
  • Multiple sign offs on promotions
  • Managers don’t control tasks

  • Focus on automation - safe to fail, how fast can you fix it
  • Speed to rollbacks
  • Avoid process

  • Concept called error budget - How much time can you budget to then determine time
  • 5 Whys
  • Question all meetings
  • No meeting Thursday
  • Think Week

  • Unlimited book budget
  • Budget for training and conferences
  • Opportunity across projects
  • We are a distributed team, not remote workers
  • Inclusion
  • Open communication
  • On-boarding

Direct questions

  1. How much process do we have?
  2. Do you feel productive?
  3. Do you feel like you are in too many meetings?
  4. Do you feel like you are given leadership opportunities?
  5. Do you feel like you’ve been given training opportunities?

  • Culture is conflict