Well, that's true. Doesn't matter how flat your organization is or how much friends you are with your teammates - as the manager, people are looking at you. They look to see how you handle good news, bad news, challenges and confrontations. They look at your communications with other, within the team and outside of it. They look at you arrive, leave and procrastinate. They look at everything. Kinda like your kids do, but with more judgement.. Now that's not necessarily a bad
As it happens, I feel that my team has hit a rough patch. Months ago we had 2 significant team members leave us. No one planned for it to happen but both have decided to make a career change - one went to get his M.A. and the other decided that he wanted to persue a career in algorithm dev, instead of front end. Both were young developers, but bright, and made greate contribution to our team and product. When they departed, the team was left extremely understaffed - with me a
The view from Wix Lounge in San Francisco It's the final day of our usability testing week in Wix San Francisco office. We've had the oppertunity to meet and observe 9 users of the blog. 9 users. That's all it took for us to figure out things about our product that are just not right. These are thing that we take for granted, working on this product daily and understanding the different concepts, but our users do not.ot some important input from them, too. In addition, we too
The actual trigger for starting this blog is our upcoming business trip to San Francisco. Tomer, Roi and I are going for a week-long usability testing session. In simple words this means meeting with native-English-speaking users in person, users who have or want to have a blog, and watch them do just that. During the process we're to monitor their actions, and more importantly, their behavior, and figure out what they like and dislike about our product. This will give us a c
Didn't ask for their permission yet, so will just stick to names. They are an integral part of my life for 10 hours or so a day, 5 days a week. Whatever this blog will be about is significantly affected by them, so here they are: Tomer Grencel, Product Manager Roi Himan, UX Tom Enden, Client dev Nick gladkiy, Client dev (Ukraine), Ukraine tech lead Yevhen Pavliuk, Client dev (Ukraine) Andrey Shustariov, Client dev (Ukraine) Mikhail Dagaev, Server dev Olesia Zaichenko, QA This
Well, this is my first post. I've been the team leader of the Blog team @ Wix for almost 18 months and yet to have written an actual blog. Tomer, our Product Manager got pissed at me so I finally decided to start. Hope you enjoy it.. Still don't have a topic in mind, nor have I decided whether to write in Hebrew or English, but it's about time I'll start expressing myself a little and enjoy some of our own dog food along the way. Here we go..