Carlos C.
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Too much management vs not enough management

The thin line between feeling suffocated and feeling alone.

Picture this: you're a software developer at a fast-paced tech company, and you're knee-deep in a complex project with a tight deadline. You're working long hours, sacrificing weekends, and doing everything in your power to ensure the project is a success.

But there's just one problem: your manager. They seem to be constantly breathing down your neck, nitpicking every little detail, and micromanaging your every move. They want daily standups, weekly progress reports, and frequent check-ins. It feels suffocating and demoralizing, and it's starting to impact your productivity and motivation.

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On the other hand, you have friends at other companies who complain about the opposite problem: their managers are completely hands-off and offer no guidance or feedback whatsoever. They're left feeling directionless and uncertain about what they should be doing, and it's hard for them to stay motivated and focused without any sense of structure or support.

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So, what's the solution? Is there a "perfect" level of management for software developers? The truth is, it's a delicate balance that varies from person to person and project to project. Some developers thrive under strict guidance and detailed instructions, while others prefer more autonomy and freedom to experiment and explore.

At the end of the day, it comes down to trust. Managers need to trust their developers to do their best work and provide the necessary resources and support to enable them to succeed. Developers need to trust their managers to provide clear expectations and goals, offer constructive feedback, and help remove any obstacles that stand in the way of progress.

It's not an easy balance to strike, but it's crucial for the success of any software development project. Whether you're a manager or a developer, take the time to communicate openly and honestly with your team and strive for a culture of mutual respect and trust. With the right approach, you can create an environment that fosters creativity, innovation, and success for everyone involved.