I’m going to be go through all the pain-points and solutions mentioned in this thread, and putting together a Typeform survey (or similar) to make it easy for the team to provide their thoughts, and vote on the possible solutions. Once the feedback is in an easy-to-digest format, it should be easier to decide on the best way forward.
I have actually already done quite a bit of work on the survey (the first draft is almost finished). My idea was to structure the questions in such a way that would make it easier for everyone to provide their feedback (as opposed to having to first go through this long thread for context). I was planning on sending the draft to you and @gabriel for your thoughts and additions before sharing it with the rest of the team.
Let me finish it (I’m almost done), send it to you on SE-4698, and we can decide on the best way forward from there. Sound good?
– Edit: Just shared the survey with you on SE-4698. Chat there
We’ve given everyone Sprint 254 and 255 to complete the survey, so I was planning to wait until 20 September to review the responses and present the feedback to the team (only 8 people have completed the survey so far). Does that work for you, or did you have something else in mind?
Did the survey ask “What % of your current work hours do spend doing what you consider metawork?” (I don’t remember that), or have we polled that information yet? I think that would be very useful to hear.
Hi @braden Good idea! I’ve added this question to the survey. There have already been 8 responses, so those people won’t have provided an answer to this question, but I will just contact each of them individually.
Thanks to @braden@daniel@nizar@mtyaka@jill@swalladge@Fox@adolfo for already having completed the survey. Based on Braden’s suggestion, I have added 1 more question to the survey since you all submitted your responses. Would you mind answering the question below for me please? (You can just post your answer in this thread, or ping me wherever suits you).
What % of your current work hours do spend doing what you consider metawork?
@Ali My best guess is somewhere between 10-25% of my time is spent on Metawork. I think the devs have the worse end of it since they have more total processes. I also work half time so the proportion of metawork is greater than if I worked full. It might be half of that in other circumstances.