🔗 The State of Engineering Productivity in 2024

The State of Engineering Productivity in 2024 📊 1) Hybrid is hard Teams who work in hybrid mode have the hardest time. It is tough to create an environment where the playing field is level for everybody: there is less incentive to build a truly remote-friendly environment than in full-remote teams, while at the same time you don’t get the full benefits of co-location. Committing decisively to one of the two extremes might bring better results in terms of productivity — but of course it can be more challenging in other departments....

March 28, 2024 · 2 min · 367 words

🔗 The impact of electronic monitoring on employees

The impact of electronic monitoring on employees’ job satisfaction, stress, performance, and counterproductive work behavior: A meta-analysis - ScienceDirect Based on our findings, electronic monitoring has a detrimental impact on employees as well as organizations. Employees perceive reduced job satisfaction and increased stress when monitored. On an organizational level, it is likely that there is no gain in employees’ performance but increased deviant behavior. These results question currently existing justifications for the use of electronic monitoring....

March 20, 2024 · 1 min · 76 words

🔗 The importance of overcommunication in a remote workplace

Interesting article about the “share often, in multiple ways” adage of over-communicating in a remote environment: The importance of overcommunication in a remote workplace – Pumble Blog How to overcommunicate effectively #1 – Keep it simple #2 – Hold short frequent meetings #3 – Make one-on-ones more informal #4 – Mix up modes of communication #5 – Set up guidelines for modes of communication #6 – Don’t wait on news...

October 20, 2023 · 1 min · 80 words

📜 The three D’s of meetings

Dropbox’s CEO on return to office (RTO): Workers aren’t ‘resources to control’ | Fortune All meetings must narrow in on the “three D’s” of discussion, debate, or decision-making …

October 20, 2023 · 1 min · 29 words
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💭 Working from Home Hell

After 15 days of confinement due to COVID-19, with 2 adults working and 3 children attending school remotely, “WFH” is standing more closely to “Working from Hell” than “Working from Home”. 😱

March 27, 2020 · 3 min · 520 words