A few days back Jim Holland and I had an engaging conversation about on-boarding product managers. We concluded that product leaders too often leave this important task to the HR team and miss important opportunities to strengthen relationships and build their teams. In Jim’s words:
In essence, HR facilitates and introduces, while leaders of product management and product marketing build, enable and launch contributor success.Too often product leaders expect HR to do the full on-boarding and deliver new employees ready-for-action. In complex roles like product management and product marketing, this does not work.
Bringing new hires up to speed effectively and quickly is an important topic for all leaders, but especially for product leaders. Check out the full article at the On Product Management blog.