Productivity is one of the magic words in today´s business. Hence being more productive does neither mean working more nor harder; it is about working smarter! Therefore, we need to use our limited time and energy for the right things to do. Most people will call it time management, but it is more about self-management. But what if team members try their best to manage themselves to increase productivity, and then a manager wastes their time - with good intentions but a worse outcome? This talk will show five real-life examples from the “manager´s wilderness” and their impact on the team. Together we will discover that such managerial behavior is not a trivial offense but has lasting effects on the team, productivity, quality, culture, and the manager him-/herself. We will also take a closer look at the reasons for this behavior. And, of course, ideas on how managers and teams can avoid these pitfalls will be presented. We will also learn how managers can become enablers for better team self-management and promoters of self-care. This new behavior can be the game changer and help managers create the proper framework for greater productivity - without overburdening the team members and themselves. This presentation deals with a well-known but homemade issue. We all have a big problem: too much work for too little time! This overload leads to too much cognitive load, leading to demotivation, illness, poor quality, and psychological problems. Each of these outcomes is bad for both: people and companies. With the most respectful interpretation, I assume that no manager/leader wants to harm their teams. But even with good intentions, managers sometimes behave in ways that waste members' time - time that none of us have. And this is a widespread phenomenon. And even if managers don't fall into this trap, they should become promoters and coaches of self and time management - which at the very least, means setting a good example for the team.


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Oleksandr at 13:20 on 18 May 2023

A lot of primitive things were described, pure slides design and content.

Luca Masno at 14:35 on 18 May 2023

Good talk

Being developers is ALSO having to work with people, we need talks like this!

Samuele Lilli at 15:29 on 18 May 2023

Can’t quite understand the criticisms.
The topic is valuable and it definitely belongs to a tech conference.
Nicely delivered imho.

Nice talk about a topic that should be discussed more. Remember that we're humans even if we're developers :)

I think that the "primitive things" that he described was perfect for the target audience. Moreover, it will never gets old to remember to be more empathic and humble in order to have better workplaces.
Maybe the talk took a bit too long on the examples part

Airton Zanon at 11:25 on 19 May 2023

This talk was so good, I love the dive into how productivity "works" and that motivation affects directly 100% of how productive people are. This should be watched by all managers and people that are willing to become a manager.

Good talk but imho wrong public.

The things described as primitive comprise years of studies in social psychology of groups, behavioural psychology, cognitive psychology and the like. Studies corroborated by experiments and thus data.

The are not cogs. We a human beings. When we work we put the whole of ourselves what we are doing (otherwise we would simply waste time). We deserve to be treated as human beings.

People don't realizing that highlights how much there is the a need for such a discussion.

Simone C. at 19:14 on 19 May 2023

very appreciated talk! thanks