In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - August 2021


Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Encourage Employees to Give Critical Feedback
It can be tough, even for the top executives, to share candid feedback if the stage is not properly set. However, informal feedback from your colleagues is incredibly valuable as a means to seek feedback as well as develop stronger alliances with colleagues. Building on an honest feedback model of “formal 360 process”, Scott Edinger explains the benefit of informal 360 process in this HBR article.

What’s the Board’s Role in an Early-Stage Startup?
Are you taking a full advantage of your board of directors? To answer that question, you must start with assessing what the board’s role is in an early-stage startup. This TechCrunch article explains a framework of a well-functioning board under five categories, Strategy, People, Image, Finance and Systems or “SPIFS.”

4 Ways to Help Employees With Their Mental Health and Emotional Needs as You Reopen Offices
As more employees return to their office, this article from Entrepreneur focuses on four ways to manage your company HR policies to ease the return process. These are, in summary, ensuring employee benefits address bereavement in-depth, solidify and communicate your bereavement policies, offer inclusive resources for all workers and communicate changes frequently.

Don’t Lose the Democratizing Effect of Remote Work
As more companies return to in-person work after more than a year of working remotely, employees are leaving workplaces that don’t suit their needs anymore. This has become a trend and has been named “the big quit.” To get ahead of the problem, many companies are embracing a hybrid model, combining on-site with remote work. This article by HBR describes the risks inherent in mishandling the transition and offer suggestions for avoiding them.

How to Delegate: A Guide for Startup CEOs
Krishna Kutty, Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Kuroshio Consulting Inc., a boutique management consultancy, provides in this FastCompany article helpful guidelines on how to, what she calls, “constructive delegation.

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