Rationale for forming engineering manager support groups.

There are a number of benefits to creating these groups:rR4

  • Learn from peers instead of just your manager.
  • Opportunity to grow by filling in your knowledge gaps through teaching.
  • Allows growth where you are rather than where a curriculum or mentor decides you should be.
  • Creates a long-lived support network.
  • Creates intentional connection and touchpoints which especially helps in a remote world.
  • Increases retention, lengthens their tenures, and attracts new talent.

  1. Jade Rubick, “Uplevel Your Managers with Mini-M Support Groups,” January 28, 2023, https://www.rubick.com/mini-m-support-groups/. (See notes.)