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The many forms of work

When starting out, many people think work is just the tangible things you do e.g. lines of code, modules shipped, sprints run, etc. Work is much more than that.

Examples of work I have done just from today:

  • Talking through problems with a colleague and rubber ducking
  • Reviewing and reading old pull requests
  • Drawing and writing on a whiteboard
  • Having a small victory dance once the problem was solved

I had no physical output. No lines of code. Nothing shipped. But I helped a colleague with her problem and established a plan forward. It was a very productive morning.

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