Most big tech companies have done layoffs aside from Apple. We need to change how we work now that we have fewer teammates. Here’s how to have more impact in the layoff era. Run Towards The Fire Fewer engineers mean more fires and unsolved problems. It’s natural to want to avoid these, but these problems are
This is something that we should be doing all the time regardless if we're in the layoffs era. Just solving problems, being 'scrappy', and prioritizing your work can lead to faster promotion, and faster growth.
Great post, Ryan. I’m curious about your thoughts on how to balance running toward the fire with your normal sprint work if “a lot of things are on fire” and your sprint work is already a stretch to meet.
I’ve ran into that a good amount since my work is naturally not too well defined (doing a lot of legacy migration stuff that runs into new things every day) but also fires going on at the eng org level