Healthy team relationships

I just came back from a meet-up on building great engineering and product teams and the key takeaway was to focus on building a strong, respectable and “loving” relationship (last adjective was from me) between the two departments.

No one department has greater influence than the other – if both are seen as having equal weighting but also invite “productive conflict”, there’s a higher chance the team will ship more and the quality of work will naturally be higher (not to mention that egos would be kept to a minimum).

I believe this helps people grow and develops better leaders in the long-term for the company. If a junior engineer sees a great bond between product and engineering and their respective leaders, they will go up the career ladder knowing that the relationship is absolutely key to building an invaluable product and building great teams.

Author: Fahim Sachedina

I like technology, startups and building things.

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