The maker's schedule and the manager's schedule
How do I safeguard the time and productivity of developers? 💡 A piece about the maker's schedule and the manager's schedule…
👉 A manager practically divides her time into blocks of one hour. This system is convenient for people who need to manage communication within and between teams. Personal tasks can also be scheduled in this system.
👉 For 'makers,' such as designers and developers, it works better to use blocks of half a day or a whole day. This allows time to really dive into a subject and go in-depth. One meeting in the afternoon can then ruin productivity.
These schedules work fine independently, but when they come together, problems arise.
How do we solve this within Reversed?
✅ Many meetings are now written updates in Slack. In particular, we have swapped Standups and other regular meetings for well-written updates. So, we have started working much more asynchronously.
✅ We schedule meetings as much as possible in the morning, so there is more focused time in the afternoon.
✅ Many colleagues have large focus blocks in their calendars. These are often the entire afternoon.