9 crucial factors for a productive work place
Great software gets created when there is a clear need and work is not stifled by excessive bureaucracy, noise, checked-out colleagues and loud noise...
- 1.A clear and worthwhile visionBeing clear about why coming to work matters, matters now than anything else
- 2.Engaged colleaguesBeing part of a team that cares, and with the talent to deliver
- 3.Just enough time pressure"Aggressive" schedules typically mean "unrealistic" and therefore force too many corners to be cut. A realistic but firm deadline helps with focus and prioritisation
- 4.An agile mindsetBreak things apart and always build the most important things first. Be prepared to be wrong and change direction at any time . Continuously focus on improving and learning.
- 5.Space to thinkAn environment that is not too cluttered. Real work requires concentration and focus
- 6.Space to collaborateA room or space to host the team's plans, to have a stand-up and have a good design argument
- 7.The right hardwareBig screens, fast computers, big and fast hard disks. A Macbook or a PC, depending on what works best for you
- 8.Room to growOpportunities to learn new stuff, experiment, and try new technology and roles keeps it interesting and engaging for the long term
- 9.Support over control and bureaucracyManagement needs to be supportive, help people grow, sort out conflicts and deal with paperwork and bureaucracy - not impose it