For most of my career thus far, I have been working hard to be faster. To be one step ahead. Work hard, work fast. Productivity was my number one goal. Get as much work done in time time I have available.
What if, however, the number one goal was not productivity? What if we took time to focus properly on the task at hand, and not already be thinking about what’s coming next? I’m not saying being productive is a bad thing. I have spent quite a bit of time working to perfect my workflow, to have a set of tools that enable me to work as efficiently as I can. I wonder though, does the push for productivity affect our work? Does the need for speed impact the quality of code/whatever that we produce.
In the past few months, I have changed my focus, I’ve started to slow...