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Who in EA enjoys managing people?

by Milan_Griffes 1 min read10th Apr 201913 comments


Sparked by this comment over on the Longterm Future April 2019 grants thread:

This is combined with an environment that is starved on management capacity, and so has very little room to give people feedback on their plans and actions.

  • Who in the EA community actively enjoys managing people?
    • Who in EA actively enjoys managing research teams?
    • Who in EA actively enjoys managing operations teams?
    • Who in EA actively enjoys organizing events & conferences?

I feel like I don't have a very clear map of this space, and it seems like an important limiting factor for the community.

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Me. But also a TON of people outside of the community. I have been a storng advocate for EA orgs hiring outside of the community for senior management roles.

I enjoy organizing events and coordinating new online groups and projects, as well as coaching people, but am rather unskilled at these things at the moment. I expect management to ever-increasingly be an important hat of mine in my future. I would highly welcome marginal domain-specific mentorship here!

(coughcough, to the person reading this who knows something about these things) :)

I actively enjoy managing people, research teams, and operations teams. (It also feels like a particularly effective use of my time in terms of payoff).

I think I do.

Me! (Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Machine Learning Engineers, Programs, and Products)

FWIW, I would enjoy more opportunities to organize events and conferences, and manage operations teams.

I love managing people! It's definitely one of the most fun ways I spend my time. Currently I'm a student government representative at my university and I oversee a team of 50 students in 9 different project teams.

Always looking for ways to improve, so if there are any more experienced managers out there, I'd love to chat!

I actively enjoy managing people, although it has taken about a decade of experience to get to this point. I'm also good at it, which I think is very important as well.

I've done management (of software engineers in a startup) and decided to move away from it for now, but can see a future in which I do more of it.

I enjoy managing at my policy job, and I'm actively working on growing that skill set, but I'm not sure how closely that aligns with your sub questions. I second the comment below - what kind of answer are you looking for?