Leadership & Management
Christian Maioli examines the limitations of single developer and team-based estimation of tasks. He argues that task familiarity is the most important factor and offers a simple approach that can be used to maximize the potential of your team, implementation speed, or getting people up to speed quickly.
Brian Gilham of TWG recounts a time early in his career that he made a major mistake and how his boss handled it. Now that Brian is the one leading projects and mentoring junior developers, he often thinks back to that day and reminds himself to be kind and see the potential in people. How do you handle mistakes by your team?
Tanner Christensen of Facebook discusses how saying “I don’t like this” or “I think that” leaves out specific and actionable feedback. When we use "I," we make it personal and avoid the most important part of giving feedback: the rationale.
Did you know that the cost of replacing an employee can be up to 213% of salary for skilled high-earning positions? Faye Nagy outlines 10 ways that bosses' negative behaviors drive employees away. Make sure that you aren't guilty of these or be prepared to pay the price.
An Intensions.co study finds that for younger adults, who have grown up trusting and relying on technology, there seems to be a growing preference for automated leadership and management. 26% of Canadian adults believe a computer program would be more trustworthy and ethical than their boss. 31% among those aged 20-39.
Sung Won Cho of RemoteBase lists some of the complications of remote work and explains why we need to pay more attention to the teams we'll be joining, not just the jobs we'll be doing.