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Launching Your Own Crit Practice

Here's everything you need to start your own crit practice.
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Create your Pods
Create your Crit Pods using this table, using as many of these guidelines as you can:
Groups of 5-6. 3-4 feels minimum viable for a meeting so there’s wiggle room if people miss. More than 6 starts to feel too large for the intimacy we’re trying to foster.
No manager/IC pairs in the same group.
Diversify groups across data science and research, and across areas of the business to promote relationships that won’t naturally happen in day to day work.
Consider mentorship opportunities within a crit pod. Pair team members with someone who they can learn from.
Two “leads” (willing senior folks that others look up to) per group responsible for coordination and setting the tone.
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Crit goals and expectations
Share these goals and expectations with your team.

Crit Goals
🔗 To build connections with R&A team members
🤝 To give and receive quality feedback on R&A work
🧠 To increase awareness of work outside your area

Crit Expectations
Prioritize coming to Crit each week
Bring work to share each week, at any stage of ideation or completeness
Actively participate and give feedback
Crit is a safe space, discussion doesn’t leave the group

Crit kick off (for leads)
Schedule a 1-hour recurring weekly meeting with your Crit Pod
Create a private Slack channel for your Crit Pod
Setup an ice breaker activity for the first meeting

Crit Meeting Format
Spent 5-10 minutes catching up and checking in
Call for work sharing, and make an agenda as a group
If no work sharing, use a fall back prompt for discussion

Crit check-in survey
Use this pulse to poll your team about how crit is going

Add your sentiment below. When your team is ready to discuss, expand all the sentiments and review as a group.
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Pulse: How are you feeling about the quality of feedback happening in your Crit Pod?
Add Your Sentiment

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