People:removing roadblocks to productivity/project changing priorities

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Focus: Changing/Growing Priorities & How to Communicate Them

Project manager: TBD

How to get involved

What we heard

Shorter term actions

These are things we expect to accomplish in 2014.

Longer term changes / shifts

These are things we expect will take time, influence, and repetition to shift.

Responses in this category

  • The Most Important Thing seems to change every quarter, resulting in churn, fire-drills, frustration with incomplete projects, and burnout. 94 votes
  • Setting goals that are then thrown away due to new priorities. 47 votes
  • Organizational difficulty with saying no, limiting scope, excluding options, focusing. 32 votes
  • Uncertainty about which projects or activities will make the best impact. 24 votes
  • Spending more time in reactive mode than in any kind of creative/proactive mode. 22 votes
  • Not enough focus time, not enough down time. Makes mind blurry. 18 votes
  • Visibility into priority order for the work we are doing as a whole. 14 votes
  • Fear of project cancellation/changes has created a culture of excessive protection of each owns area of responsibility. 10 votes
  • Lack of goals setting and/or visibility into goals for people outside (upper) management. 9 votes
  • So many things in flux all the time that it is hard to feel like you really know how everything works. 8 votes
  • Too many fire drills, especially in the week before a Firefox tree uplift. 7 votes
  • Doing more and supporting product scaling efforts with no additional headcount and less expense budget. 5 votes
  • Lack of alignment, consistency and prioritization at the leadership level. 1 vote.