Are there lies you tell yourself to face work each day?
“If you take the life lie from an average man, you take away his happiness as well” — The Wild Duck Act V, Henrik Ibsen
Developers often feel powerless in their workplace. At agile conferences I’ve heard:
- it’s the nature of the business
- it’s not my responsibility
- I don’t have the authority
- I do what I’m told
Yes, we have to pick our battles and yes we can’t always win. Fear is a hard thing. But it seems obvious that a way of working doesn’t mean anything unless we use it to change what we do.