[LRUG] London Ruby working conditions survey results
david at designsuperbuild.com
Thu Sep 18 09:43:46 PDT 2014
The most surprising thing for me, given the endless talk of bad management,
was the amount of good managers out there- well done everyone!
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On 18 September 2014 16:33, Niko Felger <niko.felger at gmail.com> wrote:
> Those are some really interesting results!
> Just this week, I came across some recent research into how much privacy a
> workspace needs that some of you may also find relevant (both from the HBR
> Balancing "We" and "Me"
> This piece essentially says: "Open offices are not inherently good or
> bad." Instead it's important to have the right mix of different spaces for
> the different privacy needs required by varying tasks, moods, and other
> circumstances. It has a number of recommendations for both individuals and
> companies to create private spaces of different kinds within generally open
> offices. They (Steelcase) did a lot of surveys with similar goals to yours.
> The Transparency Trap <http://hbr.org/2014/10/the-transparency-trap/ar/1>
> This looks at the basic idea that open / transparent work environments
> create better accountability, more fluid sharing of information, and more
> shared learning. The conclusion seems that while transparency *does *achieve
> improvements in all of those areas, it can *also* induce unwanted
> inhibitions and leave people feeling exposed. It goes on to show some
> practical things companies have done to strike the right balance between
> privacy and transparency.
> For me, both these articles have given a really refreshingly balanced
> perspective of effects I've experienced myself, which the one-sided
> perspectives of "Private offices for all!" (Spolsky) and "Sit together all
> the time!" (XP/Agile) have never really done justice to IMO. (I'm aware
> these are overly simplistic caricatures of those views any reality isn't as
> On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 1:40 PM, James McCarthy <james at lety.co> wrote:
>> Good afternoon all.
>> Apologies in the delay getting the results to you, I had planned to have
>> this up Saturday morning but a busy weekend prevented that.
>> Thank you to everyone who responded, I think this has given some
>> interesting insights into conditions in London.
>> Of the 112 developers who responded.
>> The private office and cubicle are dead.
>> A minority frequently work overtime.
>> Only 1/4 have quiet working conditions.
>> Most have a desk in large open plan offices.
>> Most have a decent size screen.
>> The vast majority are happy working on their current project.
>> The average number of years experience is 5.6
>> Full results available here.
>> James McCarthy
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