Commit d6afc7f7 authored by Jeremy Watson's avatar Jeremy Watson
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Add areas I'm working on

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It’s also a well-intentioned effort at building some trust by being intentionally vulnerable, and to share my ideas of a good working relationship to reduce the anxiety of people who might be on my team. Please feel free to contribute to this page by opening a merge request.
Thank you to the people who have contributed improvements or ideas to this document:
* Luca
* William
* Abhishek
## About me
I grew up in the Sacramento area of California (go Kings!) and recently lived in Philadelphia, PA in a little house in the Fishtown neighborhood. I've since moved to Colorado to be nearer to the outdoors!
* I like taking photos and cooking things for other people. I shoot with a Sony A6000; I use it as a webcam on Zoom calls!
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* I'm described as "very empathetic" and someone who works hard to create a safe space for every employee to be their whole selves.
* Areas for improvement for me offered by others are working fewer hours ("... you tend to work long hours and are spread thin...") and more effective/tighter management of team results and direction.
#### Things I'm working on
* Efficiency: I'm still learning how to best use my time on high-leverage tasks. When I hear about a problem, I want to directly contribute to the solution - which isn't always the best use of my time. My TODO list tends to grow exponentially if I don't say "no" to things.
* Setting a good example: I tell my team to take lots of time off and protect their work-life balance; I monitor the amount of time the team takes, and bug people when they're not taking a minimum number of days off. However, I do a poor job of setting a good example by not working predictable hours and not watching over my own time off. I know that people look far closer at my actions instead of my words, so I'm working hard to improve here.
* Investing for the future: this is more tactical and specific to my role, but I'm trying to learn more about setting organizational level focus. As my lens zooms out of the feature level and tries to focus on the team as the product, I'm trying to continually learn what the best way is to set focus, get everyone excited about the direction, and make sure we're spending the right amount on the team to achieve our ambitious goals.
## My role as Director of Product
If you’re on my team, I’m here to support you, provide focus and clarity on our most important problems, and to advocate for you and the things you ship. I serve you, and we should optimize the things we do together for the organization.
First and foremost, I’m here to help you shine by enabling your success in your current role. I hope to do this in a few ways:
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