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Stupid Things Orgs Do That Kill Productivity w/ Netflix, FloSports & Refactoring.club
From the archives: As we progress through Season 3, we thought it would be nice to look back at some of our best episodes that haven’t been posted to our Substack page. Enjoy!
At LinearB, we like to think we spend all our time figuring out how to unlock developer potential. To find ways to let devs do more of the work they love and reduce the amount of time they spend dealing with needless hurdles, idling and churn.
We’re not the only ones thinking about how to do this, though. At this Interact panel, we assembled amazing engineering leaders from Netflix, FloSports and the Refactoring.club newsletter to give us their inside knowledge on how they increase productivity and promote creativity in their own organizations.
One of the highlights of our Interact conference, this panel conversation is filled with real wisdom and takeaways we hope you can apply to your own teams the moment it’s over.
Episode Highlights Include:
(2:38) How Netflix defines developer productivity
(9:00) Cultural changes for remote-first dev teams
(18:03) Why daily ceremonies are "stupid and arbitrary"
(18:32) Creating a product mindset for developers
(27:24) Say "no" to status updates
(32:10) Improving non-coding time
(38:00) Tracking idle time and cognitive reload
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