RubyConf 2015

Gestiona tu energía, no tu tiempo

Joe Mastey  · 




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- Hi! How are you all feeling at 3:00 after the first night of partying? Woo! Wow, that was really good! I'm super excited. Alright. Hi, I am Joe Mastey. I am a Ruby Dove, I am, apparently now, a conference speaker, and I also do a lot of work with companies to help them build apprenticeships.

I've got flagrant time-management problems, so I'm here to talk to you about them and hopefully make all of us feel better about that. Informal survey, we're all friends here. Who in this room has either done work today or was working yesterday which, as a note, was Sunday? Raise your hands.

Me too. That is 50'ish % of the audience. Yeah, so like I said, yesterday was Sunday and half of us were working. So I have this problem, right? So like I said, I wanna do these things. I'm a software developer. I have this need to get stuff done and I feel like I don't do enough.

I feel like I need to be productive all the time. I feel like I need to be contributing meaningful code constantly. This is something that's been weighing on me, really, for the last couple of years, because we get this image, right, of people who are constantly producing.

You get the Zed Shaws of the world and they put out 10,000 books every year. So, that's the image that I have and on top of that, now that we're in the Instagram culture, I feel like this is how it's supposed to look. This lady is so put together, I don't even know anything about her.

She has a cool hipster camera. I don't even own a camera. Her tea looks really well brewed. I bet she does thought leadering before breakfast, and I am struggling, right? Then on top of that, now we're in the software world. I'm supposed to be this magical unicorn.

Not only should I be productive 100% of the time, I also need to be more productive than everyone else. If companies are only interested in taking the top 10% of programmers, and if this mythical 10x programmer is a thing, which it's not, but they believe it is, and so we're still in this place, I need to be the most productive, and that's hurting us.

I think that you have this problem too. I don't think that just because you showed up for a productivity talk, which, thank you for showing up for a productivity talk. I think that you have this because I looked at a bunch of statistics on this. I realize I'm not the only one.

We're gonna walk through a couple studies. We're gonna talk a lot about research that's on there. This is a talk that's very heavy on cited resources, so you can look them all up online afterwards. I cite all my resources. Gallup pole, a couple years ago.

25% of Americans, salaried workers work 60+ hours a week. Now, if you back that off to only 50 hours a week, it's 40% of salaried workers. 40% of people working 50 hours a week. If you know anybody, or if you are that poor soul who's working 50 or 60 hours a week, you know that this is not really a Monday - Friday thing.

Nobody does 60 hours, Monday - Friday, and then really takes Saturday off. This is a sort of low-level burn all day long, all week long, kind of thing, right? More than half of Americans have gone 12 months without a vacation. So we have this conversation, right, like how much vacation time should we have? It turns out Americans forfeit about 25% of their vacation every year.

So if I gave you more vacation, it would not matter, because you're not taking it anyway, right? This one kills me. I have such an axe to grind on this one. About 2/3 of workers eat at their desk, work at their desk. Maybe you people do this? It's like, " I have so much to get done.

" "I'll just grab a sandwich. " So, you start to get this picture, right, of this out-of-control situation where, because we feel the need to get so much done, we're consuming all of our time. The result of that is this stunning, but statistically accurate number here, which is 13% of workers are engaged.

So we've got this worldwide poll. 13% are engaged, and I always forget this number, 24%, almost twice as many, are actively disengaged, which I can't quite exactly tell what that is, but I'm pretty sure that's the point where you're about to burn the building down and walk out.

It's like 25% of people, about half as many are actually actively engaged. Does anyone here work on a team? Anyone work with other people? Ok. Thank you. Again, checking that you are awake. If you work on a team, if you are one of these people, that energy spills over into the rest of your team.

So not only do you have this problem for yourself, God help you if you're a leader. If you have people reporting to you, that energy cascades onto those folks. So we have this problem. This is a great quote that I saw on it. "When demand exceeds capacity," "we make expedient choices.

" I think the expedient choices, when we don't really know how to solve this problem, are to start sacrificing the parts of the rest of our life, right? Like it consumes more of your time and your energy, and you do the work at home, you do the work in bed, you do the work before you eat, you just don't bother eating.

That's how we do it, right? So, being the child of the internet that I am, I decided that somebody has probably written about this and that maybe they could help me out. Fuck that, I can't even get into this number. I don't have time for that. Even better about this, by the way, true fact, I discovered I wanted to use this screen shot, and I waited a day, and I came back and I had written it down, and actually, there were 300 more of them, in the one day, between when I decided that this was ridiculous and then the time I took the screen shot.

There's some good advice out there I'm sure. I decided instead, we'll Google around. I'll Google productivity and we'll get some articles instead. Some of the advice was ok. Some of the advice was iffy. This is a list on Forbes, known for their intellectual rigor.

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