There are two categories of crap: good stuff you lose, and bad stuff you gain.
Good stuff you lose: this post has a solid list of them. TLDR:
- Focus time
- Short feedback cycles
- Conflict avoidance
- Making technical decisions
- Learning new technical skills
Bad stuff you gain:
- The whole performance review/management process:
- Writing performance reviews and promo packets
- Employee calibration meetings (which, by the way, are generally terrible)
- Delivering reviews which may disappoint people
- Telling people they didn’t get promoted
- Firing people
- Meetings, meetings, meetings, meetings
- Shielding your team leadership or stakeholder nonsense
- Being a communication middleman
- Telling stakeholders things won’t be done when they hope
- Telling stakeholders we won’t build what they want at all (although a good product manager will shoulder a lot of this)
But there’s lots of good stuff too!
Thanks for reading! Subscribe via email or RSS, follow me on Twitter, or discuss this post on Reddit!