Remote Tips from Google and Best Practices to Create an Employee Development Plan

Manager TLDR: Issue 23

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You know that one of our goals at Fellow is to help you master the art of management. Here are four articles and two podcast episodes that will help you continue working towards that goal:

🌱 5 Key Steps to Create an Employee Development Plan

TLDR: Employee development plans are a win-win situation. They motivate team members to learn and acquire new competencies and are a great way to show your team that you care about their growth. Here are three best practices to create a professional development plan with your direct reports:

📅 5 Meetings Every Manager Should Schedule… Immediately

TLDR: Meetings are one of the tools in your management toolbelt that are often overlooked and under-appreciated. In this article, Erin Blaskie (Fellow’s Director of Marketing), shares five meetings that have been tried and tested at our company, and perfected over time. Here’s a sneak peek at three of the five meetings mentioned in the article:

📘 A User Guide To Working With You

TLDR: Everyone has their own preferences for how they like to operate and be treated. Maybe the way you show care and the way your reports perceive care is different. In this article, Julie Zhuo (former VP of Product Design at Facebook) shares a template to help your colleagues understand your personality and communication style. Here are three things you can include in your personal “user guide”:

💻 Google’s Remote Work Policy Has 9 Great Tips You Should Definitely Steal Today

TLDR: Chief Executive Sundar Pichai recently announced that because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Google would extend its work from home policy until at least July 2021. That’s a telling decision considering that Google quite possibly has access to some of the richest data sets in the world. After surveying more than 5,000 Google employees, the company came up with the following recommendations:

🎙 New on the Supermanagers podcast