In the early days, internal communication is a walk in the park for startups. When your company’s only 10 or 15 people, everyone knows every detail of the business and can collaborate effectively to achieve a shared goal.
But what happens when a startup reaches 100 or 200 people and everyone is a specialist in their own department? There’s simply too much information to know everything. Do you err on the side of transparency and risk overloading people with irrelevant details? Or do you restrict communication and risk creating silos and duplicate work?
At this point it can seem like the magic of the early days is lost.
This transition is something Mark and David are currently wrestling with at ScreenCloud. In this episode, they talk openly about the challenge of communicating effectively in detail. While they may not have figured out a concrete solution for it yet, it’s definitely something scaling startups are, or will, grapple with. Feel free to join the conversation and share with them your thoughts on LinkedIn or by email.
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EP 55 - Writing a Business Book
EP 54: Diving into SaaS Pricing
EP 53 - Are Employees The New Customers?
EP 52 - Going Back to Basics
EP 51 - Second and Third Order Effects on the Way We Work
EP 50 - Speculating on the New Normal
EP 49 - Dealing with Zoom Overwhelm
EP 48 - Leading a Business in Turbulent Times
EP 47 - Home is Where the Work is
EP 45 - Embracing Inevitable Failure
EP 44 - Can You Be a Founder and a Digital Nomad?
EP 43 - Is Inbox Zero a Fallacy?
EP 42 - What We Learned About People, Product & Performance - a 2019 Retrospective
EP 41 - With Emma Hatto and Georgina Bale Founders of Bower Talent
EP 40 - Startup & Ad Agency Collaborations. With Matt Jukes, Creative Director at Cheil
EP 39 - Experienced vs. Raw Talent
EP 38 - Digital Transformation at Work: Productivity Boost or Distraction?
EP 37 - How to Run Side Projects
EP 36 - Does Unlimited Holiday Work?