We believe that job titles typically serve three purposes:
- Helping people understand that they are progressing
- Clarifying someone’s role within the business
- Communicating an expected competency level to others
To make clear distinctions between job titles for the two tracks (IC vs People Management), there are a number of options / various patterns demonstrating how titles progress through.
You can view these here [INSERT LINK TO JOB TITLES SPREADSHEET)
What happens for example with someone who has ‘Manager’ in their title but isn’t managing any people e.g. Office Manager, Product Manager, Customer Success Manager
- In this case they are managing a product and/or specialism and common sense prevails to keep a job title everyone recognises not only within our organisation but more importantly globally.