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Fwd: [board-discuss] Design team leads

What if we called them "experts" instead?

It needs to be clear to newcomers that they're the go-to people for certain
tasks within the design team, and that requires a semi-formal mention on
e.g. the wiki.

2014-06-19 18:14 GMT+02:00 Michael Meeks <>:

Hi Mirek,

On Thu, 2014-06-19 at 17:56 +0200, Mirek M. wrote:
Astron told me that the idea to have positions within the design team
was not well-received and that I should discuss it with you. What do
you find problematic about having positions within the team?

        :-) so - it's a good question. In my experience putting a badge
"Leader" on someone doesn't per-se make them a leader - indeed, you know
who the leader is by whether they have followers; indeed - putting the
badge on the wrong person bears significant risk.

To be clear, leads would be there to make sure that things get done,
that the process by which they get done produces the best results, and
to resolve controversial issues if they arise.

        Of course, if the team want to informally agree that people have
responsibility and/or deeper wisdom in certain areas and defer to their
insight there - then surely that makes sense :-) eg. in the code we have
subject area experts who are listened to more than elsewhere.

        Does that work for you ? of course, you can call each other what
like =) I'm just concerned about the "team lead" description spreading
and/or being used by people to describe themselves in slides,
collateral, cards, marketing etc. =) Can the same thing be achieved
without a semi-formal title ?



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