Psychology plays a bigger part in systems development than you like to believe

How come the very same programmer may feel physically exhausted at 11 am, working at one project, then in the weekend may work from 8 am to 2 pm, completely pumped with energy the whole time?

Think about it. Is it because of money? Is it because his boss says he’s fired unless he doesn’t deliver? Is it about technology? Is it as simple as he got exhausted from the 8am to 2pm effort?Do you honestly believe those reasons??

How valuable is the answer to this?

Imagine having a team of the energetic thriving people in your teams, developing your precious business product idea! Wow. Even standard working hours from 8am to 4 pm with high energy level would drastically improve your degree of success/failure! I would say the answer is extremely valuable, don’t you agree?

So, about time we focus more on the psychology in systems development?

What do you think might cause these two extremes mentioned above? I would really like to know!

About Ole Morten Amundsen

Developer, programmer, entrepreneur. Java, .Net, ruby, rails, agile, lean. Opinionated enthusiast!
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One Response to Psychology plays a bigger part in systems development than you like to believe

  1. cyrille says:

    I agree wholeheartedly. “What do you think might cause that?” -hehe… If you think about motivation or lack of it, I’m with you :) This topic is well-explained by Dale Emery: http://cwd.dhemery.com/2005/05/motivation, even though you may know that already.

    Cheers

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