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Nikhil Pandit

Nikhil Pandit

Engineering Manager at Superhuman

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Seniority

8 Years

Hierarchy

Manager of ICs

Management Experience

Conflict solving
Career Path
Company Culture
One-on-one

Excited to contribute to this community and hope to learn a lot myself along the way!

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Stories

My guidelines to successful one-on-ones.
6 March

While at first skeptical about one-on-ones, Nikhil discovered their importance. He tells us a few rules and tips on how he handles them now.

One-on-one
New Manager
Internal Communication
EM
Nikhil Pandit

Nikhil Pandit

Engineering Manager at Superhuman

How to detect a potential problem within your team
6 December

It took Nikhil some took time to detect that there was a problem with one of his engineers because his colleagues were reluctant to criticize him.

Team reaction
Deadlines
One-on-one
Internal Communication
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
EM
Nikhil Pandit

Nikhil Pandit

Engineering Manager at Superhuman

How to solve a conflict between two team members
6 December

In order to solve an ongoing conflict between two engineers over a technical solution, Nikhil organizes a meeting with them and asks them to think about the original problem.

Conflict solving
Dev Processes
One-on-one
Collaboration
Toxic atmospheres
EM
Nikhil Pandit

Nikhil Pandit

Engineering Manager at Superhuman

The importance of proper processes and tooling in remote teams.
6 December

Having experienced building a remote work culture from scratch in his team, Nikhil shares some useful tips with us.

Remote
Team processes
EM
Nikhil Pandit

Nikhil Pandit

Engineering Manager at Superhuman

Defining a path for career growth is essential
6 December

When one of his engineers told him that he was concerned about his growth as an engineer, Nikhil worked with him on his career path.

One-on-one
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Motivation
Career Path
Scaling Team
EM
Nikhil Pandit

Nikhil Pandit

Engineering Manager at Superhuman

The importance of defining and reinforcing your company values every day.
6 December

Nikhil compares his experience in a company where the culture was not well defined with a company that took the time to define real company values.

Company Culture
Hiring
Fairness
EM
Nikhil Pandit

Nikhil Pandit

Engineering Manager at Superhuman

How to deal with remote workers
6 December

Nikhil decides to give an engineer who wants to work remotely a second shot, despite the engineer's initial attempt not working well.

Remote
Underperformance
Internal Communication
Managing Expectations
EM
Nikhil Pandit

Nikhil Pandit

Engineering Manager at Superhuman

How to make engineers aware that they contribute to the company’s objectives?
6 December

Nikhil draws up an action plan to communicate to his engineers during the weekly team meetings how their day to day work impact the company-wide metrics.

Company Culture
Dev Processes
Internal Communication
Sharing the vision
One-on-one
Motivation
EM
Nikhil Pandit

Nikhil Pandit

Engineering Manager at Superhuman

What to do when your client asks for an impossible new deadline
6 December

Nikhil decided to state clearly that his team would not be able to meet a new deadline when one of his customers tried to move the deadline forward.

Deadlines
Convincing
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Managing Expectations
EM
Nikhil Pandit

Nikhil Pandit

Engineering Manager at Superhuman

Videos

Engineering Talks with Plato: Part 3/6 How to become a legitmate leader - 15th May 2017
Jean HsuYi HuangChristian McCarrickNikhil PanditRichard Sun

Experience

Senior Engineering Manager

Clever Inc.

Feb 2015 - current

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