How Medium’s engineering team works

Medium has a regular Way We Work session where their engineering team shares tips in lightning talks of ~5-10 minutes. The topics covered in the Teams Session are: the value of diversity and listening, finding your path, management roles at Medium, and running effective meetings in a holacracy environment. I got most out of the first presentation (diversity and listening). Two points stood out in particular: (1) the listening framework: Receive, appreciate, summarize and ask and (2) “conversations are not contests”. If you just have only seven minutes, go watch the first presentation. It’s well worth the time.