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40 Hours is Enough
I recently read an article by Brian Knapp dismantling the idea that there’s a benefit to getting programmers to work more than 40 hours a week. The gist is that as the hours worked increase, so does burnout. Since there’s probably not enough work to fill more than 40 productive hours a week, what you get is a bunch of unhappy employees who try their best to look busy while quietly resenting the company they work for.
If you’re an employer and you’re trying to get every last drop of productivity out of your developers, ask yourself (or even them!) if any of these things are stopping them from getting things done before you ask “how can I get them to work more hours?”