Hi, I’m Filip, and this is my
I am very excited to be working with you!
You & I
Every week we will have a 1:1. During this time I don’t expect project updates, this time is all about you. I will be giving you feedback, asking you for feedback, learning more about your goals, and most importantly - hearing how I can help you become the best you at $COMPANY. If you can’t do your job properly I need to know. If you have thoughts about your career I would love to know too. I’m here to help.
As we start working together I will ask you some very basic questions, like how you prefer to get your feedback, what made you pick the offer from $COMPANY, or how did you get into your career. I want to know you better.
I’m a big believer in continuous feedback. If I notice something you can expect to hear from me almost immediately. If you notice something - don’t wait until our 1:1, let me know that you want to talk. The small things are important too.
I never say “We need to talk” and then schedule a surprise meeting. All the meetings will have an agenda shared ahead.
I consider Slack to be asynchronous communication. I would encourage you to disable notifications and make sure to prioritize uninterrupted work. This goes both ways - I’m doing my best to be available but I need uninterrupted focus time too. I might call you, but only if it’s a business-threatening situation.
You are the expert. I will be asking questions that may seem obvious to you but will help me understand the context better. I work for you, and I need your guidance.
I’m a pretty serious person, so feel free to tell me to relax and remind me that we should be having fun too!
I live in Warsaw, Poland.
I have 2 kids - when I’m AFK, they’re often the reason.
In my office, you’ll notice guitars & books. Besides that, you can hear me mention cycling and volleyball. And some nerdy stuff.
I’ve been working across multiple time zones for the better part of the last 10 years and I will always prefer overcommunication over lack of visibility. But please let me know if you think it’s too much.
Looking forward to working with you!
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- The Fearless Organization
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