Managing Tech Teams

Four Unique Rules For Success

Every industry swears it requires a unique set of leadership skills and practices. But no sector can make the case for uniqueness better than tech. Tech’s combination of high-velocity competition, global talent, dense geographic concentration, and interdependence among rivals is unmatched.

While extreme anecdotes about tech culture make for fun social commentary, we wondered are they real and do they matter? Through in-depth interviews with senior and mid-level managers and a study of 3,500 employees, we found:

  • Seven culture challenges in Tech that require a unique set of leadership competencies
  • Leaders’ skill at managing these challenges is a powerful deciding factor of their teams’ overall performance
  • Management strategies tech leaders can use to address four key culture challenges

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“DON’T LET SRESS AND A CRAZY PACE KILL YOUR CULTURE”

THE PRESENT IS ABOUT YOUR PRODUCT. BUT YOUR FUTURE IS ABOUT YOUR CULTURE.

- Joseph Grenny

Tools for Talking When Stakes are High

Build a culture where anyone can speak up and share his or her concerns with anyone. Not only will you create a robust, elephant-free organization, but one that quickly surfaces the best ideas allowing for better innovation and execution.

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Enhance Accountability, Improve Performance, Ensure Execution

Build a culture where anyone can hold anyone accountable—for both safety and cultural expectations—regardless of role or position. High-accountability cultures are better positioned to address challenges.

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Proven Strategies to Lead Behavior Change

The difference between Tech companies that are built to last, and those that die after launch, is that leaders don’t just build a product—they also build a culture. They exert consistent and intentional influence to shape the social system in a way that leads to sustained innovation and short-term execution.

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