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Discussion on: How much of a role should "enthusiasm" play in the software development process?

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Stephen Solka

Its complicated.

I cant comment on the prioritization by user needs, business value etc. Cause I'm not product. But as a engineering manager I can say happy engineers become less happy if they do not feel "heard". If you want your team stable and consistently bringing product value its best to mix in wins for product to build up good karma with their engineers.

Maybe you read this and you say no product/business value only. We pay these people to write software you dont get to influence this. I would respond that people are complicated and coding is often a creative endeavor. Nothing kills creativity like being burnt out, upset, or tired.

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