Thursday, May 3, 2012

From the maker's perspective...

I came across this article via LinkedIn. It reminds me of the Maker Schedule, Manager Schedule discussion except its from a maker perspective. Given that I have been doing a significant amount of development in Ruby on Rails for UrbanBound for the past 3 months, I'm following a maker's schedule again. Being my own boss makes things simpler, however I think its important for makers to understand how to be productive and articulate to their management how they can be best managed.

If this seems a bit counter intuitive to you. I can tell you that good managers do know how to manage. However, given all of the pressures around managing a business, its easy to fall into the trap of thinking about management objectives over the needs of the people who getting the work done.

A healthy reminder:

7 Things Highly Productive People Do