Commit dd1ce6b9 authored by Sid Sijbrandij's avatar Sid Sijbrandij

Disagree to the right person

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and kind, an uncommon cocktail of no-bullshit and no-asshole](https://medium.com/@producthunt/ben-horowitz-s-best-startup-advice-7e8c09c8de1b). Feedback is always about your work and not your person. That doesn't mean it will be easy to give nor receive it.
1. **Surface issues constructively** Be transparent to the right people (up) at the right time (when still actionable)
1. **Anyone and anything can be questioned** Any past decisions and guidelines are open to questioning as long as you act in accordance with them until they are changed.
1. **Disagree, commit, and disagree** Everything can be questioned but as long as a decision is in place we expect people to commit to executing it, which is [a common principle](http://ryanestis.com/leadership/disagree-and-commit-to-get-things-done/). Every decision can be changed, our [best decision was ones that changed an earlier one](https://youtu.be/4BIsON95fl8?t=2034). When you want to reopen the conversation on something show that your argument is informed by previous conversations. You have to achieve results on any decision while it stands, even when you are trying to have it changed.
1. **Disagree, commit, and disagree** Everything can be questioned but as long as a decision is in place we expect people to commit to executing it, which is [a common principle](http://ryanestis.com/leadership/disagree-and-commit-to-get-things-done/). Every decision can be changed, our [best decision was ones that changed an earlier one](https://youtu.be/4BIsON95fl8?t=2034). When you want to reopen the conversation on something show that your argument is informed by previous conversations. You have to achieve results on any decision while it stands, even when you are trying to have it changed. You should disagree with a person who can change it instead of complaining to someone who can't change it.
1. **Transparency is only a value if you do it when it is hard**. For example, many companies in California do not give you the real reason why they declined your application because it increases the chance of legal action. We want to only reject people for the right reasons and we want to give them the opportunity to grow by getting this feedback. Therefore, we'll accept the increased risk of holding ourselves to a high standard of making decisions and do the right thing by telling them what we thought. Other examples are being transparent about [security incidents](http://disq.us/p/1r9gceh), and participating in and contributing to Live Broadcasts.
1. **Single Source of Truth**. By having most company communications and work artifacts be internet-public, we have one single source of truth for all GitLab team members, users, customers, and other community members. We don‘t need separate artifacts with different permissions for different people.
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