At Possible our managers are innovators that inspire team members to create remarkable results. Read more about the role of management at Possible and the systems we use to create efficient, effective work.
We don’t want just ‘managers’.
We want inspiring leaders, passionate coaches, and tireless supporters. Managers exist to help individual stars make magic. - The HubSpot Culture Code We’re a team, not a family. We hire, develop and cut smartly so we have stars in every position. - Netﬂix
In the work we do,
sometimes organization culture doesn’t supersede the culture of the country we work in, and sometimes technology isn’t widely available enough to use the exact same systems in all areas.
Complexity is easy. Simplicity is
hard. People ignore complexity. People enjoy simplicity. Complexity makes work feel like a burden. Simplicity makes work feel like progress.
It’s the job of all
managers to “refactor” their team or department continuously. It’s a software term that means “change the internal structure without changing the external behavior.”* Think of it as pruning. * Tip from HubSpot
Asana is the backbone of
how we get work done together across multiple sites (but equally important within one oﬃce). This is the tool we use to deﬁne “who will do what by when” for every- thing from single self-assigned tasks to complex, long-term projects.
We believe in making this
a consistent, short, recurring conversation over a very short window of time. Managers meet with those they manage for 45 minutes every week. This is where the goals of management get accomplished.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY We extract
the key role responsibilities from each team member’s contract and compile them for each department of the organization. Using Asana, this is fully visible to everyone on the team and gives people a clear map for who to approach for certain AoRs.
DAILY STANDING MEETING We hold
a 15-minute standing meeting every morning. It only has 2 goals. 1. To share something good. 2. Convey the one commitment you will fulﬁll before going to bed at night.
DAILY COMMITMENT We create a
daily commitment that is “big enough to matter, small enough to ship” before we go to bed. Using Asana, that commitment is visible to the whole team.
NO MEETING WEDNESDAY No external
meetings. No internal meetings. It’s the day to get out of everyone’s way and be highly focused on complex work without distraction. We ﬁnd that having it in the middle of the week brings a lot of relief and balances build up before Wednesday and execution after.
WORKFLOW VIDEO SERIES For areas
of our workﬂow that beneﬁt from a quick visual demonstration, we have built a visual library of short videos showing how to execute certain things related to our tools.
LUNCH AND LIFEHACK Consistent with
the manager’s goal to “accelerate mastery of workﬂow,” we have two lunches a month where team members present interesting lifehacks that have helped them in their personal or professional lives.
IDEA SHARING In Asana there
is a space for posting topics which require feedback. This is where team members can surface any idea at any time. This ensures that ideas from all parts of the organization are seen and documented.
RECIPROCITY RING Also in Asana,
there is a space where we can be a team of givers and make our teammates’ lives easier. Any needs, personal or professional, can be posted here.
Thanks to the many exceptional
teams and individuals who inﬂuence our evolving for-impact culture. We recommend reading their work for more insights. asana.com hubspot.com netﬂix.com managementcenter.org giveandtake.com
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