Is this an economic downturn? Or did we hire too much?
When “Time to hire becomes the measure of success” companies kind of lose their North Star, get dazzled by a (wishful) perspective of growth, and stop looking rationally at building on the right foundation.
Layoffs are a natural consequence. This is pretty much what has happened in the past couple of years.
A (painful) lesson for companies of all size and stage, #startups included
#layoffs #metrics #sustaibablebusiness
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My name is Salva, I am a Product executive, helping tech companies discover, shape, and sell better Products. My work and writing are mainly about subscription models, product pricing, e-commerce/marketplaces, and creating top product organizations.
My superpower is to move between ambiguity (as in creativity, innovation, opportunity, and ‘thinking out of the box’) and structure (as in ‘getting things done’ and getting real impact).
I am firmly convinced that you can help others only if you have lived the same challenges: I have been lucky enough to practice product leadership in companies of different sizes and with different product maturity. Doing product right is hard: I felt the pain myself and developed my own methods to get to efficient product teams that produce meaningful work.