Finding a way to help your team remember to plan enough days off throughout the year is important to avoid burnout. Here is how we do it at GitBook Support.
I don’t like the sandwich method of receiving feedback. Keep it short and to the point. Talk about my behavior and what it caused. Give me the opportunity to figure out how to fix it moving forward. I wont dwell on why it happened. Energy best spent on the future.
Work related meetings and drag forever if not well run. Can you end them sooner though? Let’s found out.
How often do you express your gratitude to your peers and direct reports about something they did? In a genuine way. I bet not that often. Go do it now.
Ask if you can give neg/pos feedback. Only go ahead if they say yes. They have to decide if it’s a good time for them to receive feedback. Allow them to say no if they are not in a good state or they need to get work done.
Writing great job posts is not an easy job. Many companies merge two or more roles into one. That creates unrealistic expectations. Developers learn to exaggerate their qualifications and experience. Everyone ends up in a vicious cycle.