Episode 6 is about information sharing, which gets trickier as a company grows its team. Matt and Alex discuss rules for using tools like Slack, email, Asana, and Chorus, and share how Notion houses Clearbit’s Areas of Responsibility and internal wiki.
Employees don’t want to drink from a firehose, but they do want transparency. If information is organized and easy to find, everyone can work efficiently, get inspired to solve problems for the company, and build trust with leadership.
We believe great management makes the world a better place. At Clearbit, we’re writing a handbook to train our managers, and we’re sharing it online at themanagershandbook.com. Each episode of this podcast accompanies a chapter of the book, and we get on the mic to discuss it in-depth, covering topics from hiring to conflict resolution to developing consciousness as a leader.
What we’ll learn about on this episode:
(00:41) - How to turn down the info firehose - “It really comes down to the right information on the right channel to the right people.”
(05.27) - How to properly use Slack with your team - “We are trying to avoid private messaging people if possible, and ask questions in the public channel so that others can learn from the answer.”
(07:10) - How transparency inspires creative thinking - “Transparency really helps shine light on whatever problems the company is facing.”
(09:59) - On organized documentation and Areas of Responsibility - “Every single process in the company has an owner.”
(13:09) - Wiki excellence - “People need to get value out of the wiki in order to give value back to the wiki.”
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