New-ish Eng-Manager Slack, >1 Year On

Mid-2016, we started a slack for newer engineering managers. After a couple of months, we started growing it more actively and I’m excited that it continues to grow. I believe in community, and the value of peer-mentoring, and it’s been great to create a space for that and have others value it too. For me […]


Book – Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency

I thought Slack (Amazon) was just about time management, but actually it is a book about organisational dysfunction. I found it eye opening. At the heart of it is the idea that trying to optimise for efficiency is problematic, and the various dysfunctions that result. Dysfunctions such as: busywork (need to appear busy, otherwise you’re […]