9Y Vocabulary


9Y Vocabulary

  • Activity. A “thing” that the company does. Read https://9y-media.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/9RPBK/pages/404455615

  • Squad. The group of people who are tasked with delivering an Activity.

  • Role. The manifest that gives people responsibilities and power.

  • Gameplan. Basically a manifest that describes a process.

  • Team. A group of people who often work together, like the Product Team.

  • School. A group of people who represent a discipline at 9Y, e.g. Engineering.

  • Team Head. The person responsible for the entire Team.

  • Team Lead. The person who is responsible for a part of a Team.

  • School Head. The person responsible for the entire School.

  • School Lead. The person who is responsible for part of a School.

  • Activity Lead. The mini-CEO for a project. This person runs the squad and is ultimately responsible for the project. See https://9y-media.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/9RPBK/pages/405373143 .

  • Management. The company-level squad that works on management topics; basically the management board.

  • All Leads. The company-level Squad that’s responsible for most company-level decisions.

  • Core Team. All team members of 9Y (regardless of their location).

  • OKR. A document that formalises large company objectives, and is given from Management to Team/School leaders as their "work assignment". It grants them powers such as team members, and money spending powers. It also lays out targets they must achieve.

  • Culture Club. The squad (that changes on a rotating basis), to discuss and implement new initiatives that we do to continue to make this a great place to work.

  • Townhall. Used to be a meeting where the whole company would meet to collectively discuss potential improvements. We no longer hold these meetings, as its purpose has been superseded by other formats.

  • Roundtable. Our monthly company wide meeting. We talk about things that happened, things we’re considering, changes we’re making, big projects we landed, etc.

  • WYNTK. What you need to know. The monthly update that gets posted in the core channel to let everyone know about the big things that happened last month.

  • 1::1. The regular private/confidential session that you have with either your Team or School Leader to talk about whatever you want.

  • Playbook. Our company wide knowledge base. Where we record how we do things. Most of it is open to the public.

  • Special Leave. Extra paid time off that does not consume your vacation. See https://9y-media.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/9RPBK/pages/1498021929

  • Career Preview / Performance Review. The regular session that you have with both your Team and School Leaders to talk about how well you're performing.

  • 9yards. When you say this, you have to put 1 EUR into the jar. Jokes aside, that's what our company was initially called, before we rebranded ourselves to 9Y.

  • Headquarters. We don’t have that. We’re a globally distributed team and no location is more important than any other.

  • Job. At 9Y, you have flexible Roles, but you still typically only have one main career. We call that your Job.

  • Job Grade. The level of your job at 9Y.

  • Job Grade Matrix. This is the matrix that shows our different careers and the steps the requirements for each level.

  • Team & School Roster. The roster that shows all Teams and Schools and which Job fall into which.




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