Basecamp's handbook will inspire you to think if you want to create your own handbook for your current and future employees: "Prior to this handbook, navigating that path was both somewhat random and almost entirely oral. For a company that prides itself on clarity and writing, that just wasn’t right."
This post is important because we often try to optimize just for the sake of feeling in control while killing any ability for others to enjoy the day and improve their craft. Then we optimize some more, feeling that as Mike says it: "Your process needs more process to work". Do the right MVP for your business and team - minimum viable process.
Great questions you can use in your next 1:1 (or company survey). My favorites were questions 6 and 7 as they can reveal truly interesting ideas for you to let your teammates grow and improve their skills Try it.
Most people say that they want to optimize their usage of time, but very few do any action to actually measure it and adjust. This post will inspire you to try harder. Even if you're short on time I highly recommend reading "Analysis: Do this at the end of the week"
In a world where distributed systems become the default, Chaos Engineering will become a role every company will need in order to build a resilient system. If you never heard of it (or how Netflix operate at huge scale), this is a great post to start with.