At Oso, we're building the first batteries-included library for authorization so developers don't have to roll it on their own anymore. We're building slick APIs so they can get started quickly, and a fully-fledged policy language under the hood so they can customize their system however they need. We don't have any product managers – the engineers on the team take big problems, experiment with solutions and ship a superhuman experience for our users.
For Oso leadership, inclusivity is about listening and welcoming.
Everyone has a weekly check-in with the CTO, plus a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly check-in with the CEO (up to them). This is a meeting where leaders bring no agenda and just listen — an opportunity for team members to share anything on their minds and provide feedback.
We model inclusive language, including using everyone's preferred pronouns (which are in everyones' display names in Slack).
We model different types of schedules for folks with different life requirements. The CEO, for instance, logs off everyday at 6 pm to be with his kids, like clockwork.
We host events to that both celebrate inclusion and align with the company mission. For instance, in June 2021, for Pride Month we're running events where we are donating to non-profit LGBTQ+ support organizations for every engineer that attends.
Here's a tweet from Annie, one of the engineers on the team: https://twitter.com/AnneOgborn/status/1400105425761189894
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