Work Tips from our VP of Engineering

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Our Vice President of Engineering, Tracie Hlavka, is a leader who’s also worked at companies including Porch and Blue Nile.

One thing that makes her a great leader: she understands the value of building trust on a team. Now, she shared her principles for a pain-free reorg.

While the article focuses on reorgs, it’s also full of tidbits about what makes teams work well together and how to be a strong manager.

From the article:

“In many technology companies, the biggest engineering challenge isn’t a killer app or an incredible database. Instead, it’s building and organizing a team that’s optimized to achieve company goals.

For a fast-growing startup—where the engineering team is often growing rapidly—those goals can change from quarter to quarter (or, in some cases, week to week). Occasional reorgs are a necessary reality for every engineering organization — but they don’t have to be a painful reality.”

Check out her tips!


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