How to Deal With Developers Who Appear to Be Relaxing (Part 2)
The abbreviated version
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Back in December, we published a piece that apparently hit a nerve with many of you. Entitled "How to Deal With Developers Who Appear to Be Relaxing," this article is a thoughtful defense of those developers out there whose bosses clearly have no idea what it is they do all day. And based upon y'all's reaction to it, this seems to be a fairly common phenomenon.
But while the article also presents some useful strategies for managers who could clearly use some help dealing with their engineers, I have a simpler and guaranteed effective piece of advice:
Mind your own damn business.
This is why we have OKRs, people. And if hiring smart, trustworthy developers and then getting the hell out of their way was good enough for Steve Jobs, believe me, it's good enough for everyone else.
[have a nice day]
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