CHAPTER18

Status Reports 2.0

At a startup, there are two organizational inflection points that drastically change communication within the organization. The first occurs around 50 or so people. This is the moment when, if you're an early employee, you see someone in the hallway that you don't recognize.

This is troubling. Until that point, not only did you know everyone on a first-name basis, but you also knew what they were about, what they were responsible for, and what floated their boat. Now, there's an unknown quantity in the building.

This awkward but necessary evolution of the organization passes. You accept the fact that the company is growing and you decide to focus your attention just on your group. Who cares what those schmoes over ...

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