I will start by saying that i have almost zero experience in being a lead. I got put into this position thanks to the fact that i’m the longest-staying QA employee at the company and only that. Our QA team consists of 10 people spread over different projects, where people have 1 year experience as QA at best.
At this moment there are only a couple of people willing to do something within our QA team.
And i understand that nothing will change unless i start doing it myself. But i’m afraid that if i and some other more active people leave, things will just stagnate. This can even be seen in other parts of the company. As an example, we had a senior dev who has been very active and outspoken in the team. But after they left, the initiatives they started slowly faded into obscurity and now can be considered dead.
What can i do as a lead to foster the environment where people are more active, share knowledge between each other, and want to improve quality not only in the context of the projects they work on, but on the level of the team and even company as a whole?