Creating a process is useful for both new employees and existing members of the team. It enables new hires to get started faster. Processes can also make work more predictable and less disappointing when things go wrong.
Using the DRY & KISS method here: don't repeat yourself and keep it simple... buddy. Automating and streamlining as much as possible will give you time to grow your business.
One thing Mario is particularly aware of here is about the science of disruption: the science of how office disruptions affect your team members. The Latest Mailing Database very short version is: the less distractions, the better the team works.
Clear communication is key
Communication is great. If done correctly, it will save you a lot of time and effort. Effective communication improves project management and planning and reduces surprises. It also prevents drama, delays and mistakes.
Not to mention your team spirit will benefit from all the dramatic prevention. Clear communication can ultimately save you time and effort in the long run.
This applies to all types of teams, but distributed teams can benefit greatly from continuous learning and improvement. This means developing as a team, but also improving processes and growing as individuals. At DevriX, we regularly do the following:
Participate in community activities.
Contribute to WordPress.
Conduct code reviews and peer-to-peer programming.
Trying to learn new things every week, even in areas different from our own.
Try new tools.
Always try to challenge and improve the process.
Finally, Mario quotes Matt Mullenweg's advice:
“We focus on two things when hiring. First, find the best people in the world. Second, let them do their jobs. Get out of your way.”
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