Join me in part two of my conversation with another pairing from Menlo Innovations, Mollie Callahan, High Tech Anthropologist and George Lund, Software Developer.
In this episode we deep dive into the concept of pairing. This concept may not necessarily work in your business, but what are some ways you may want to consider structuring your company to support your purpose and the culture you’re hoping to encourage within your company?
Or, to put it another way: What part of your company could benefit from a concept like pairing? Would it align with your values?
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Notes taken during editing.
12:23 – Pairing. What is pairing?
Not two people sitting next to each other checking in with each other. It’s working together to develop new projects. No individual or pair owns a desk. They share a computer and keyboard.
This pairing encourages 100% engagement because they both provide input and answers.
They use whiteboard tables and walls with portable desks.
You don’t want to fail your pair partner. So you are always looking for ideas to keep the project moving forward.
What part of your company could benefit from a concept like pairing? Would it align with your values?
Part that was tougher getting used to.
Pairing can be exhausting – ‘cause you’re on the whole time you are there. But you are also very productive.
Had to work through her thinking process and communication because of pairing.
Formalizing their education and processes to teach other companies.
Should you reach out to a company like Menlo Innovations to learn about other ways to run a company.
How to build their internal capacity.
How to embrace and undertake cultural change.