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Hey there - As a first time manager myself I had some questions:
How many people are you leading? I imagine with 2-3 people this is unnecessary, and with 10 + it becomes too hands on.
Does DO do something like OKRs? This sounds like OKRs on a micro scale, yeah?
You say that
Goalfest is a tool for getting shit done , but this seems like an exercise in futility. Wouldn't hiring people who can self manage and present their goals as they see fit, not during a meeting on a Friday, make the team more efficient?
...They don’t care about this because of me. They care because it’s their team. - They should care because it's purportedly improving product design, which in theory should improve usability. This piece rarely has direct ties to the user and I feel like such a method of leadership leaves much to be desired.
Having said all that, I appreciate the effort and putting yourself out there. I think goal oriented leadership can work, I'm just skeptical that it's in the form of spreadsheets and meetings (regardless of how they are being used).
Hey, thanks for reading! To answer your questions :)
They should care because it's purportedly improving product design.Usability and experience are top of mind for us. This helps in shipping the best possible product, but it doesn't necessarily help with shipping it fast. That's what Goalfest is for. The feeling of belonging and sharing momentum towards a shared goal is a powerful one, and I've found it's helpful in reframing the work and making it more enjoyable.
Glad you enjoyed it! :)
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