Protect the Integrity of the Game

written in Culture, Leadership, Teams

In poker, one of the rules is “All players must protect the integrity of the game.” You keep an eye on other people’s belongings, their 💰, watch for suspicious actions, speaking up if something obviously against the rules is happening, etc. I really like that idea, that we’re all there to look out for each other.

I wish technology was more like that.

Whether you’re a developer or a manager, PeopleOps is a crucial part of your job. You have to watch your people. Right now, today, ask yourself these questions:

  • Who is struggling?
  • Who is lonely?
  • Who is having a hard time with a tool or process?

If you can’t answer that, ask yourself a follow-up question:

Why don’t you know?

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