Decisions, decisions, decisions. We all have to make them every single day. We can ask for help but, at the end of the day, we are the ones who need to execute them.
At Nmbrs, collaboration and teamwork are the drivers behind any decision. Managers are definitely not one of them.
We created a system that, while giving us freedom, ensures that actions are being taken in an organised way to achieve our goals.
Visualising what it looks like to work and, more importantly, how our decision-making process is made with no managers will help you understand if this environment is perfect as your next step.
We are ambitious and want to scale fast. Building a team structure that allows for that is crucial.
We work in multidisciplinary teams that are responsible for individual parts of the product. This allows us to not have as many bottlenecks and for teams to test and deliver fast.
What this would mean for you is that you would be a part of a squad and chapter.
Below the management team, everything is flat which means there is no one telling you what to do. The squads are the ones who decide how they tackle their workload while you are responsible for choosing your tasks and organizing your time.
You will have a period for the job and company onboarding . Our product is quite complex and we do not expect any new joiner to already master it.
After you are acquainted with everything, you are expected to know what to do and be proactive about it. It doesn't mean you will work alone. It's the exact opposite! Our feedback culture, collaboration and communication are important to the good functioning of the team.
The decision-making process itself has many variations. This is how it looks like:
Sometimes it works very well and everyone inside the team is aligned, other times it does not. Nonetheless, it is crucial that you are able to share your opinion and ideas. Everyone is equal at Nmbrs, no matter the experience or the background.
Change is inevitable and all companies go through that. Being able to adapt fast is very important when you are ambitious with big plans to grow. We are agile, not only on how we work but on how we think. Our entire company culture is a reflection of that.
Every team inside Nmbrs follows agile methodologies. Not all of them do it the same way, though. Each team decides what is best for them.