became maniacally calendar-focused — I stack phone calls back to back with external partners so that I never feel alone and always feel like I’m moving the ball forward. We use Slack and collaborative Google Docs to communicate internally — and I am in constant contact with my team through that platform.
Finally, we rolled out OKRs (objectives and key results) so that our team is focused on the results they need to drive — that way, we remain results-oriented rather than sticking to the traditional 9-to-5 — and our team has the flexibility to manage their schedules, lives, and kids as needed while remaining focused and company-first. And — we also run a coffee company, so it does help to drink our product to stay alert, focused, and start the day right!
Contributors: Melissa Kalimov from RISE Brewing Co.