Engineering Manager's Checklist
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Manager's Checklist
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💬Provide actionable feedback that helps improve everyone's performance📈Do performance review with every report
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👋Have personal interactions with everyone (how ARE you? Is everything alright?)🚴‍Ensure everyone is on track to meet their objectives. If not, help. Empathize
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🚧Unblock blockers📖Ask, propose and organize training opportunities or conference visits for your team
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Respond to escalations, priority requests of the day💬Ask if your reports are getting enough feedback
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Eliminate wasteful activities, Continuously improve📢Discuss any important company/team updates or news, celebrate some victory
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📈Create intrinsic motivation, reinforce "why" Discuss any areas in need of change (company, team, project etc.)
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Check if your management style is effective for your reports and get suggestions for change
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WeeklyArrange high performers to train others
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Have 1:1 with each report
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🙌Recognize those who do a great work (I noticed and appreciated the way you [did X])Quarterly
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Manage difficult people: Listen. Give clear behavioral feedback. Document. Followup.Discuss rating, peer feedback and areas of improvement
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🚧Understand and unblock challenges your team feels 💸Communicate the review of their comp
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📞Establish successful collaborations with other functions and teams🚀Discuss opportunities and career paths for the employee
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Learn important technical skills that help advise the team, and earn respect🎯Set clear objectives, key results (OKR). SMART=Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely / FAST=Frequently Discussed, Ambitious, Specific, Transparent
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💡Source new ideas for improving the processesHire people better than you
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Address risks in risk backlog📖Update work map, identify over assignment, conflicting priorities
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Understand what motivates them📈Set clear expectations for any lateral/upward movement
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Identify coaching needs. Apply GROW - Goal, Reality, Obstacles-Opportunity, Way ForwardExpress interest/concern for team members' success and personal well-being
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Empower your reports to help each other Celebrate accomplishment, team lunch/dinner, outing.
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💪Set clear expectations for what you feel they are able to achieve💭Represent your company publicly: blog, talks
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☝️Find out what your reports expect from you🙌Make everyone feel included in decision making
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Set personal example by sharing and acting on your own feedbackUse surveys and checklists to find the truth and nudge people to improve
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Reward thoughtful failureAdmit your mistakes, be transparent about it. Take counsel from all direction.
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Credit: This checklist is compiled by taking lessons from various books, articles and lectures, including managerchecklist.teambit.io, "Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead", "Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity", "Managing Difficult People in a Week: Teach yourself"
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Omar AL Zabir, no rights reserved.
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