The Power of Humility in Growing A Great Culture, Episode 56

The Power of Humility in Growing A Great Culture Episode 56 with Chris and Mike, Menlo Innovations, Part 2

Chris Hutchins, and Mike Scoboria, Menlo Innovations Developers
Chris Hutchins, and Mike Scoboria, Menlo Innovations Developers
  1. They talk about pairing and how it makes coming up with answers and working through problems faster. Because of the work they’re doing, pairing may make more sense. However, how could you change the way your team works to align more with the results you’re looking to achieve?
  2. Do your people feel free to ask questions, to be wrong, and to make mistakes
  3. How many of people on your team say to themselves when they roll out of bed, “Sweet, I get to go to work today!”?

I would love to see your thoughts below in the comments.

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Notes taken during editing

To have salaries known and to be wrong – trust is needed – how did you know it was true and not just a poster on the wall? Chris –

How long did it take you to believe their words? Mike a few months. Chris, a few months.

1408 – QQ Yes, this is a place where being vulnerable is ok. Asking possibly embarrassing questions is ok. – Chris Hutchins

1437 – What was hardest to get used to? Working as a teammate as a partner.

There is no privacy here. Some may not get used to it.

1705 – I ask about introverts and not using headphones. I like to escape to think about writing and getting certain tasks completed.

Having someone who knows a tool or program can be so much easier than simply searching Google.

It helps learn the transfer of knowledge. Explaining and teaching how you do something will help you learn it better. It also opens up conversations and brings out new ideas.

“I like that we’re trained in a broader variety of languages and skills.”

“Waking up in the morning and my energy level is a 9 out of a 10…even before my morning coffee because I work at Menlo. The challenges and the teamwork have him excited for accomplishing the tasks and goals ahead of him.” – Chris. He’s excited because “I want to work.” This is a huge testament to Menlo.