At folk, the three most important things are:
- focus: in order to be able to produce high-quality solutions, which usually comes with being in the zone (or this)
- priority: so everyone knows the what and why of what we’re working on right now, and what comes next
- rhythm: we want to make sure we work at a good pace, without spending too much time on small details or compromising on quality. We want to find the right balance.
So what exactly does this look like in our product & engineering team?
We have decided to implement a project methodology we humbly named La Cadence™️. describing how we spend our energy and why.
🤓 Here's a blog post written by Jean-Yves, our CTO, about it:
If you want to get a better idea of daily life in our engineering team, this section should help 👀
Do you have any team rituals?
We sure do! Here are some of our favorite ones:
🚀 folk-on every Monday to start the week all together and discuss our primary focus.
🔥 Demo time every Friday during which teammates showcase achievements of the week.
🌴 folk-off every quarter, to gather the entire team in an amazing and peaceful place. It's a great occasion to meet in person.
We're working on a 3-month cycle of development & goals for everyone on the team. We organize mid-quarter rituals to reflect on current goals, challenge/review them, and to assess potential blockers. Plus we have end-of-cycle rituals during our folk-off every quarter where we gather the entire team somewhere really cool to conduct a retrospective, set our future goals, discuss our product roadmap, and enjoy some quality time together.
☕ Coffee time every day at 1:45PM and other informal coffees either with one teammate or the entire team.
🎮 Other more spontaneous moments to chill and relax (lunch, gaming session, hikes, etc.)