| ||Ask HN: Company is growing and the culture shift is uncomfortable. What do I do?|
81 points by klunger on Nov 27, 2015 | hide | past | web | favorite | 58 comments |
|We were a small consulting shop, with quirky and close coworkers. Suddenly (last 3 months) we have brought on an HR manager, a PR manager, a project manager manager, and many more developers.|
Everything feels much more... corporate? Overly professional? I am struggling to think of how to describe it. The HR manager scares me, although I am not sure why.
I realize that all of this is my problem, that the issue is how I am reacting to things, not the things themselves. It is not something that anyone is doing wrong, it is just the nature of growth. Several people have quit because they do not like the changes, but I don't really want to quit.
So... does anyone have any experience with this? I guess I just want some advice on how to reframe the situation, so it is acceptable to my preference for casual/personal environments. Or maybe, I just want advice on how to keep things weird while growing.
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