March 6th, 2015
(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone doesn’t know what’s going on anymore.
When you all fit around a single table (or a single Google Hangout) it’s easy for everyone to feel like they know what’s going on. Most people were probably wearing multiple hats and in constant communication as you focused on a single, core thing your business tries to do well.
But now things, have changed. Not only do people wear fewer hats, you probably even have multiple people to do many of the jobs.
Gone are the days when you can have a team wide standup and someone can monitor your wiki and Asana to understand what everyone is doing. Now people have to learn to focus on what they need to do, learn when and whom to reach out to, and trust that everyone else will do the same. This can be especially difficult for your earliest team members who may fondly remember the early days when they were involved in everything.