Andy and Craig talk about taking time off to unplug from the business, delegating tasks and responsibilities, and holding team retreats.
Andy knows he doesn’t have to delegate everything or worry when he goes away for a few days or on a business trip. He knows someone will notify him if something goes seriously wrong.
Craig agrees. His goal is to take the week between Christmas and New Year’s off. From a sales perspective, nothing gets done and developers take time off and don’t release new features.
Also, Craig is organizing a virtual team retreat that will focus on setting and tracking objectives and key results (OKRs) at the company, team, and individual levels. People will get to know each other better and get out of the normal day-to-day work environment.
Both Craig and Andy know it’s important for all team members to understand why things are done and offer feedback.