Fun as a Productivity Tool
We should all just be professionals and do our jobs, right? There's no need for fun at work as long as everyone comes in and does their hours, right? As long as we have our processes to cover the work needed, we're good, right? Wrong! Kristoffer Nordström will show you why we need to have fun at work, why simply following the processes isn't always right, and, yes, why we sometimes need to bend the rules just a little to get things done. New research and insights into humanistic approaches have illuminated concepts such as grit and drive, which attempt to explain what motivates people. We've known as far back as the ’70s that putting people first and focusing on soft values and the culture of the company bring long-term rewards. So why is this still not the norm? Software development is a social activity, so we must stop thinking about it as an industrial process. We can all do so much more for our teams and for ourselves, so come learn how a focus on fun can get you where you want to go—while enjoying the journey.