Discussion on: Is generalization killing creativity in the software industry?

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Tough question, for me creativity does not born in a closed, generalized, and structured environnement.

So to fix this, we could do more and more initiatives like :

  • wednesday: free for all (to code whatever they want)
  • auditing multiple techs to solve a problem
  • taking advantage of a new project to explore new APIs, softwares, IDEs, ...
  • Personal side projects (so important IMO)

Organizations should also play a role in this by pushing employees to allocate a time for these activities. If you think about it, an active person might spend more time at his job than with their family and friends, or with themselves.

Allowing people to have some spare times will improve creativity because they will not feel caged at work for sure.