Do you remember this movie? What is it doing here? Why the hell such post on Kukuruku at all?
I guess, because I think that the main piece of IT is human, or rather our brain. I’ll tell you about another possibility of using your brain a bit more effectively. Everything described here has been tried out on me. It’s important to note that I’ll highlight if I haven’t tried something out. I didn’t use any drugs or devices. Popular methods have only been used. And yes, it’s devastatingly realistic. Having tried it once, you'll never resist telling about it.
After I had worked for years in small web agencies, I decided to try something new and got a job in a rather big (3500 employees) IT-company 5 months ago. What I have seen at my new working place, turned out to be far from my expectations. At numerous requests of my friends, I want to share some observations about the differences between big and small IT-companies. As it is known, tastes differ. This article is not the ultimate truth; this is what I have faced and what was important for me.
My dear UMumble users! I must confess to you that I am a very happy man, but the last 16 years of my 32, I am watching an escalating picture of the struggle between a society and the absurdity of being. The fact is that many of my friends work in large companies, where they are ruthlessly oppressed by an office samsara. In my case I have never had a tight schedule and the strict corporate machine on my back; therefore, I lift up praises to God every day and night. Being far away from these problems I am engaged in science at the Research Institute of System Technology (and I have my own IT business, which helps me to make money for living). Using this miracle system analysis, I will try to summarize everything I know on the topic in the article.
Have you heard that in some companies employees are allowed working 20% of their time on the personal projects? It turns out that there is the company that rendered this principle to the absolute. Let’s imagine that you can work 20% out of 100% of the working time on any project that you want. There are no managers, departments and chiefs. The company structure is totally flat, and all employees are equal and voluntary grouping by interests. Only the projects that attract more people have chance to survive.
The psychological deformation is a disputable issue in any profession, because different people go through it in different ways. However, the overall tendency can be separated out, and perhaps, it is a time when we can say that the programmers have their own special psychological portrait that is conditional on their professional activities.
I often faced a similar opinion, and I did not attach great significance to it, but when a female staff of our organization congratulated the programmers on February 23rd (a former soviet military holiday), calling them "cosmic forces", I have decided to arrange some emphasis on this issue, because one of my occupations directly linked with psychoanalysis.
It is funny, but there are more male programmers than female. You cannot argue with this fact, therefore, any manager should take into account the men's psychology in the programming.
If we revert to the ancient times when man hunted the mammoths and the women stayed at home, gave birth to children and prepared meals. In order to hunt, a man was preparing for a long time, sharpening the ax, making the arrows and a bow. Then he stayed in wait, and finally he shot or stab. This characteristic of the behavior transformed and survived to the present day. The man is distinguished by the ability of high concentration for a job. This is a big advantage, and on the other hand it could be a big disadvantage. The man in contrast to the woman cannot do several things at once.
Do you care about your health?
The possibility to organize my working time freely became priority for me, when I decided to leave an office and join the freelancers. Over the years I spent in the company, I have achieved many goals that were interesting to me, paying a heavy price for that in the form of my eyesight, posture and time. The main lesson that I learned from this is that the success I achieved at the expense of my health was not worth the effort. I have transferred much of my work home, and I set the goal for myself to organize the time that is being spent at the computer, so as to reduce its impact on my health to a minimum.
We were told since a childhood that the sleep should be eight hours. The same thing was repeated by doctors and parents. There were not any alternative views: the eight hours answer was cut and dried. However, recent medical and historical researches provide more evidence that the eight-hour sleep is unnatural for the human body.