Patterns: Pinch hitter
Also Known As
- The Meadow
Someone doesn’t want to be in the mob but doesn’t want to leave completely either. Maybe a newbie, or a neuroatypical person, or a product owner.
Give the person a place to stay connected to the mob without needing to be fully engaged.
Create a comfortable place on the edge of the mob. A sofa or recliner is good.
Invite the person to hang out in the space with a laptop. They can email or whatever while the mob works.
The mob might have a question this person can answer. They ask the question right away, instead of waiting to get an answer.
The person might hear something they need to be involved with. They speak up right away instead of finding out later.