A customer named Ben wrote in yesterday asking why the dropdowns for Fixer and Tester in DoneDone don’t allow multiple selections to assign an issue to multiple fixers or testers.
My response is simple. Assign a task to a group of people, everyone will stand around watching. Assign a task to a single person, efficiency will ensue. If you ever saw a group of men gathered around a construction zone while one guy digs a hole, you know what I mean.
Assign a task to a group of people, everyone will stand around watching. Assign a task to a single person, efficiency will ensue.
Sure, teams are good for something. People are social creatures and can collaborate and execute amazing things. Lord only knows what this team accomplished in the Gobi desert. But, every big accomplishment is composed of single tasks completed by individuals, and therein lies the premise that the individual will always be more productive than the team when it comes time to get your hands dirty.
Every big accomplishment is composed of single tasks completed by individuals.
So long as human nature and org charts exist, DoneDone will only accept a single user as a Fixer or Tester. If a team is needed to accomplish a task, it’s a project. Break it down, sort it out, and make assignments. You’ll be done quicker than the management team can come up with a name for the product, I promise.
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