Who should own your team’s skill debt?

Nov 9, 2017 | Newsletter

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This week: Who should own your team’s skill debt?, Working on the right thing, The foundation of the ‘Innovation Machine’, Turning around employee turnover.


VP of Engineering on how to identify and tackle skill debt


Who should own your engineering team’s skill debt?

Avoiding ‘skill debt’ is just as much a mental challenge as it is a technical challenge. Here’s Oren Ellenbogen, VP of Engineering at Forter, on how to effectively distribute that effort.

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Engineering Manager on planning for an engaged workplace


Working on the right thing

Tom Sommer, Engineering Manager at Redbubble, serves up a recipe for ensuring that everybody on your team is working on the task they fit the best — and explains how doing so is key to an engaged workplace.

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how to establish an unsupervised, always-on ideation process in engineering teams


A stream of ideas: the foundation of the ‘Innovation Machine’

George Krasadakis, Sr. Manager of Innovation at Accenture, outlines the culture, the mindset, and the technologies necessary to establish an unsupervised, always-on ideation process.

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The importance of having an engaging workplace


Turning around employee turnover

In Gallup’s survey on employee engagement, “most of the reasons employees cited for their turnover are things that managers can influence.” Here’s what the respondents said.

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Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.

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