Engineer individual contributor engagement metrics.

Creating the right spaces for collaboration, guardrails for freedom and direction, and urgency for optimized delivery are key responsibilities for engineering managers. As such, they need good signals on whether these efforts are producing the right outcomes. One way to categorize results is by looking at how individuals are showing up to their work. Some options include:

  • Standup engagement.
  • Code contributions.
  • Reviews of code.
  • 1:1 preparation.
  • Checkins.
  • Engagement in team communications.
  • Proactive status updates and expectation setting.