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A few weeks ago I was working with a group of engineers who had been recently promoted to management
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A few weeks ago I was working with a group of engineers who had been recently promoted to management roles. The biggest challenge they wanted to address was how to reprioritize their time. When they were individual contributors it was very clear what they needed to focus on: projects! Now they have people to manage on top of projects.
In our world today “life hacks”, “leadership hacks”, “time hacks” etc. are very common phrases. When I told the room of engineering managers we were going to review “time hacks” the energy in the room shifted. I wasn’t sure what happened. Did I say something that offended them? Someone spoke up saying “hack has a negative connotation”. Wow. Of course! That makes a lot of sense. “What would be a better way to talk about this topic?” I asked. The response seems obvious now. “Efficiency Strategies”. While it doesn’t roll off the tongue the same way “hacks” does…I’m glad to have this reframe.
In honor of this group of engineering managers, here is a list of resources to support with “efficiency strategies”.
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