29 Nov '13, 3am

Great read by @nanyate on what she learned from a Hackathon.

Well-defined roles by areas of responsibilities, not tasks : To get the best out of people, it is important to give them a sense of ownership. This means dishing out jobs not by tasks but areas of responsibilities. When you dish out tasks “go and sell this”, it gives people the impression that their job is done after they have completed their tasks. But if you asked them to responsible for sales, then they are more motivated and likely to take the initiative to come up with new ideas to get more customers. A clear decider : While all the members are technically founders and start-ups are generally flat organisations, there is still a need for a CEO who makes the ultimate decision. This is to make sure the strategies, decisions and behaviours are directed by a single vision. Of course, this means the CEO ideally needs to be someone who has a clear vision who could easily pe...

Full article: http://nanyate.com/career-development/3-things-i-learned-...

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