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What firefighting taught me for my job as an engineering manager (gassler.org)
10 points by andygrunwald on July 14, 2020 | hide | past | favorite | 2 comments

A Question that came up while reading: What happens when I start with collecting all the ideas and too many ideas are coming up? Do I need to put a particular focus on managing these ideas? How to treat the team fairly when everyone comes with an idea?

Due to my experience you are in a very lucky position if there are too many good ideas popping up in your team. Of course, you also have to manage them and do some prioritization, in the best case together we the team to get the buy in and to find the most promising projects you want to work on. Maybe you also have to align them with company goals but so far, I haven't encountered a situation when ideas were impeding the business.

Have you already encountered such a situation?

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