I don’t think laziness is really the root problem. You have managers who don’t really know how to add value as managers, especially with empowered teams, and you have incentives that cause motivated, non-lazy managers to focus on the wrong things.
In this episode, Richard and Peter discuss an article in Business Insider, “The reality of Big Tech’s ‘fake work’ problem.” They discuss the incentives that create over-hiring and “fake work” and the antidote to it. Is it all just lazy managers, as the article suggests?
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