es go through 2 months of onboar…oo much autonomy, trusting that they’d naturally make all the right decisions. That did not happen. Now, executives go through 2 months of onboarding with me, where I “micro-manage” them and try to transmit as much of my founder instinct as I can. That’s a necessary investment to make sure they can then have the autonomy they need to do a good j…
One action I’ve seen work well at startups is designing systems and processes for each role before hiring for it. These processes clearly state what role they’ll play, whom they’ll report to, what their KPIs are and how they’ll get tracked, and what’s Plan B if Plan A fails.
This serves as a useful how-to guide for people after they’ve completed their hands-on training with you.