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What is process autism? In a nutshell it’s when people are not only applying processes and following them but obeying them rigorously and dogmatically.
Here are the top 4 signs that help you to spot it.
Yesterday we had a little get together. The old online team of the Financial Times Deutschland – the product people and the developers. One of the devs found the right answer to describe what everybody felt when he was asked Why did you leave your old company and started here?
Because this team was great!
Using these features could become a problem though..
Yesterday I met with an ex-colleague to have a chat and of course we also talked about each others career steps. Starting out from development both of us developed ourselves into different management positions and he raised the following question:
After a day of meetings and phone calls do you feel like you’ve actually done anything?
Today I received my new notebook at work and finally switched back to a Mac. Pity however that still my desk is a mess of cables although mouse and keyboard could’ve been wireless. Apparently this is a company policy.
And frankly it makes sense.
In a time of ebooks, websites and feeds reading becomes a more and more private matter. You can no longer study someones shelves but have to ask. Everyone of us has a list of sites or feeds he or she frequents more or less regularly. Just yesterday I was asked to share my list with the team so we all prepared a list.
Now I’m going to share it with you.
Yes it got quiet around here. There was the festive season, some weekend trips, a long offline period due to changing providers and almost the end of the world to keep me from posting.
But rest assured 2013 will be another year of blogging starting from January 3rd. Look forward to some 2012 reviews, some 2013 forecasts and surely the odd Symfony guest post.
Thank you all for your interest, your comments and praise.
Happy new year to all of you and your loved ones!
For many weeks now I experience random 500 errors on this blog. Usually they happened whenever I saved a blog post but also during the day when I did nothing on it the blog would stop working until the web server has been restarted.
This problem is now solved.
Yesterday I was on a Xmas Party with some colleagues. I had some good conversations and one of those was about what it takes to form a good team. Good as in innovative, committed and successful.
As with cooking it is made from a few easy ingredients.
It’s not official yet but certain nonetheless. The Financial Times Deutschland that I so proudly work for will soon cease to exist. We’ve had problems but more importantly we had an idea.
Sadly those who matter did’t believe in it.