Investing in the team's growth
Investing in a team's growth seems to be an obvious thing for engineering leaders. But in this challenging year, we need to double our efforts.
Technical skills - yes, they are essential. So your people need to be better engineers or architects.
But because the role of technology in a product company is to solve customers' problems, you need to support their growth in other dimensions too.
They need to have decent knowledge about product, business (the landscape company operates within), and user experience.
Sure, there are Product Managers or Product Designers in product teams, but you need to ensure that:
a) engineers don't work for them, but with them
b) you don't have to be a mediator between them
In both cases, you must guarantee that engineers have sufficient skills to become product people, not just coders.
Blog post: https://blog.practicalengineering.management/grow-your-team-build-your-trust-255902e8014e