I have a recommendation: try to get at least 3 people, so you aren’t managing your manager. I think accountability and social dynamics would be better that way, since:- I suspect part of why line managers work for most people is because they have some position of authority that makes you feel obligated to satisfy them. If you are in equal positions, you’d mostly lose that effect. - If there are only 2 of you, it’s easier to have a cycle of defection where accountability and standards slip. If you see the other person slacking, you feel more OK with slacking. Whereas if you don’t see the work of your manager, you can imagine that they are always on top of their shit.
I strongly second this