Instagram’s head of engineering James Everingham didn’t like being in charge of teams, but when an interesting challenge required him to step up, he made people management palatable to himself by thinking about it as he would about software. He immediately saw a leap in productivity and happiness from his team. He has since developed a management style that applies principles of quantum mechanics. If you find that intimidating, he’s got you covered: Everingham explains the very basics of quantum mechanics in a way laypeople can understand. He breaks down his management technique into five principles and expands each one with specific examples. getAbstract recommends this article for techies who struggle to enjoy the challenge of managing teams.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to apply the five principles of quantum team management,
- Why observation in the workplace directly affects outcome, and
- How to adjust questions you ask your team so as not to limit possible outcomes.
About the Author
James Everingham is the head of engineering at Instagram and has held executive positions at Yahoo and Luminate.