Pento being remote-first and often working asynchronously, it's super important that we master our communication. Meetings have a bad reputation, but if we do them right, it can be some of the most productive time we spend together 💪
This page captures all of the team and company-wide meetings we have. They all have a few things in common:
<aside> ☝ The exception to these guidelines is our fortnightly Donut app enabled #coffee-buddies hangouts. The randomness of these chats is what makes them great!
Usually 30-min, weekly or fortnightly, between manager and direct report
The purpose of 1:1s at Pento is alignment and support — attendees can align around the direct reports current goals and work in progress, and the direct report can seek the input and support of their manager on areas that they have defined as needing their input. This is why the direct report is responsible for the agenda and (usually) the output of the meeting.
Feedback is an important exchange within 1:1s — often from a manager, however we encourage feedback to flow up through our organisation also (managing up is just as important). We encourage direct reports to share feedback that they have recently received from others with their manager. This transparency allows a manager to share their perspectives and support their direct report.
<aside> 💡 Many of the team have set up a Notion page for their 1:1s — allowing attendees to capture agenda items in advance and track actions coming out of the meeting
First Monday of the month, 2pm CET, 1-hour
Our monthly All Hands has a set agenda and supports the entire company getting on the same page. Jonas hosts this meeting and it currently includes: