Rafał Malinowski

852 days ago

Artificial urgency for milestones loses its potency quickly — over the course of a job, and over the course of a career. For experienced software engineers and designers (the folks you most need wisdom from), it comes off as amateur and doesn’t inspire long term loyalty.

Don’t create a sense of urgency, foster a sense of purpose.


Trying to create a sense of urgency almost always backfires. I lead software teams. Part of the territory is people (CEOs, stakeholders, customers) wishing we could go faster.