Tag: productivity

Cultivated Management, Productivity

People are not efficient, but they can be effective

A few year’s back I attended a talk by Dr Paul Thomas about banning the boss and removing management. It was a brilliant talk and the sentiment is very sound – leave people alone to their job. One quote that stood out for me and resonated deeply was this: People are not efficient, but they can …

Productivity

Want to get more done – add work to your calendar

Want to get more work done_

A technique I’ve used for many years to get a lot done is to add my work to my calendar. It’s common for software professionals to avoid scheduling their work in their calendar. This may work, but in some environments this leaves room for others to book meetings. When I was working in a feature team I …