Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule

Thanks to my co-worker Tonytip for the pointer to this fine article about the two types of work schedules.

The high concept -- not astonishing, but well summarized here -- is that managers and programmers simply work on different sorts of clocks (different granularities, more than different hours), and there's a great deal of friction when those clocks need to overlap. Traditionally, programmers are forced to run on the manager's granularity, but smart companies are starting to take this problem seriously, to find ways to let programmers work in their natural mode more often...
Tags: programming

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