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Heroism in the time of COVID-19

Heroism in the time of COVID-19


Jennifer Davis

April 22, 2021


  1. Heroism in the time of COVID-19 Jennifer Davis, @sigje Engineering

    Manager, Google
  2. What is a hero? @sigje

  3. A hero is someone who has given his or her

    life to something bigger than oneself. Joseph Campbell
  4. Industry usage • Going the extra mile • Hacking up

    a solution • Long weekends • Handling the toil @sigje
  5. Results • Relationships? • Sleep? • Job Satisfaction? • Self

    Confidence? Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels
  6. I did not know how to value who I was

    versus what I did. What I did was who I was. Erin Callan
  7. Burnout Causes • Work Overload • Lack of Control •

    Insufficient Rewards • Workspace Community Problems • Lack of Fairness • Conflict between personal values and requirements of the job @sigje
  8. Exhaustion Funnel

  9. @sigje

  10. @sigje

  11. @sigje

  12. 5 Conditions of "Happy" Work • Freedom • Challenge •

    Education • Positive Environment • Personally meaningful contribution @sigje
  13. Empathy for yourself.

  14. You are more than your work. @sigje

  15. Take time to fuel yourself. @sigje

  16. Learn something new. @sigje

  17. Monitor YOUR system. @sigje

  18. Recovery @sigje

  19. Empathy for others.

  20. Eliminate toil in your environment. • Monitoring noise. • Flaky

    tests. • Manual configuration. • Manual provisioning. • Manual infrastructure management. @sigje
  21. If you can’t change your job Change your Job.

  22. Twitter: @sigje

  23. Resources • • Maslach Burnout Inventory • The Truth

    about Burnout Christina Maslach and Michael P Leiter