Asynchronous Communication and Dropbox’s Transition to Virtual First

Manager TLDR – Issue 28

Hey fellow managers and leaders,

I hope you had a good weekend and are feeling motivated to start the week off right!

Personally, I’m very excited about our upcoming Supermanagers episodes. We have some inspiring and practical interviews lined up, so make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify to be the first to tune in! 🎙

Now, here are this week’s hand-picked tips for high-performing leaders…

💬 Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Communication: A Guide for Managers (7 min read) | Fellow Blog

TLDR: Over the past few weeks, “Zoom Fatigue” has become more and more common amongst remote employees. In fact, research shows that video calls can be more draining than in-person meetings, as they force us to focus more intently.

The good news → more companies are adopting asynchronous communication as an alternative to virtual meetings.

📦 One Rubric Changed Box’s Engineering Performance — Here’s How (15 min read) | First Round Review

TLDR: Sam Schillace (SVP of Engineering at Box) introduced a system to avoid favoritism and arbitrary evaluations in the company. Here are three tips that you can use to deploy Sam’s performance rubric with your team:

🏆 Top 10 Leadership Lessons from the Supermanagers Podcast (12 min read) | Fellow Blog

TLDR: Leaders are made, not born. The truth is, great leaders are always looking for ways to learn and improve. Here are 3 (out of 10) leadership lessons we’ve learned from our inspiring Supermanagers Podcast guests:

📰 Dropbox Goes Virtual First (6 min read) | Dropbox Blog

TLDR: In an internal survey, nearly 90% of Dropbox employees said that they don’t want to return to a rigid 5-day in-office workweek. After announcing its transition to becoming a Virtual First company this week, the company shared the following best practices for remote leaders:

🎬🍿 Recommended Videos 

🎙 New on the Supermanagers podcast


And that’s it for today. I hope that this week’s content inspires you to continue growing as a leader! 

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Manuela and the Fellow.app team 👋