How's your week going?
I got my first, "let's circle back on this after the holidays" this week so... here's your warning that the end (of the year) is near! 😱
In the meantime, there's still lots to do and lots to learn. And thanks to our friends at The BizOps Network, we've got a new Opsy Guide to help with the latter.
We've interviewed six experts about their jobs, the role, and their advice to ops folks trying to break into the field.
If you've been wanting to dig a little deeper into business operations (aka BizOps), then this is the article for you!
Have you listened to our latest podcast ep yet? 👀️
In case you're not BizOps-ed out yet, we've got a great interview with Stephen Levin ready for ya. Stephen started his career in data before a cold email to Zapier's CEO led him to grow career in BizOps right alongside the growing company.
We used our convo to chat about:
- The two types of projects that are perfect for BizOps teams to own
- How BizOps roles (and teams) change as companies grow
- What Stephen looks for when hiring for his own team
- Why your CEO shouldn't be leading executive meetings—and how you can learn to be a better facilitator of them
... and so much more!
Links & Opportunities
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State of DesignOps 2022: What is says on the tin! A super-comprehensive rundown of the space and the people doing the work. Two fun facts - more DesignOps pros come from design than ops, and the majority identify as women.
The End of Excel: A nerdy rabbit hole for all the Excel lovers and haters that I know are among us. 😉
Learn Zapier in 60 Minutes: I'm hosting this crash course to automating things with Zapier next week. If you've been wanting to dig into the no-code space, here's your chance! (I've also been recc'ing Aron's Learn Airtable in 60 Minutes stream a lot recently.)