Remote-Friendly Culture Indicators

I’ve talked about fostering remote work and how during my time at SAP Concur, we succeeded in building a remote-friendly culture for our UI Engineering group. Over time, I identified several indicators that helped me measure that success. If you are trying to assess your group’s progress, or if you... [Read More]

Remote for the 'Right' Candidate

I’m a big proponent of remote work and geo-distributed teams. During my 4.5 years at SAP Concur, I had the pleasure of working in an environment where we could foster remote work and invest in our remote-friendly culture. We had engineers from Prague to Palo Alto, with a healthy combination... [Read More]

Conducting a Skillset Gap Analysis

When crafting goals in our group, we keep an emphasis on personal growth interests, defining personal growth goals before other categories. But what does a personal growth goal look like? How do we come up with personal growth goals if they’re the first category we discuss? While the nature of... [Read More]

Crafting Quarterly Goals

Like many companies, SAP Concur has moved away from annual goals and reviews. In 2018, we transitioned to a quarterly goal cadence and we now conduct quarterly “SAP Talk” sessions. An SAP Talk is less like a formal review and more like a “super one-on-one” where we review the goals... [Read More]