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Heroism in the time of COVID-19

Heroism in the time of COVID-19

Jennifer Davis

April 22, 2021
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  1. Heroism in the time of
    COVID-19
    Jennifer Davis, @sigje
    Engineering Manager, Google

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  2. What is a hero?
    @sigje

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  3. A hero is someone who has given his or
    her life to something bigger than
    oneself.
    Joseph Campbell

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  4. Industry usage
    ● Going the extra mile
    ● Hacking up a solution
    ● Long weekends
    ● Handling the toil
    @sigje

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  5. Results
    ● Relationships?
    ● Sleep?
    ● Job Satisfaction?
    ● Self Confidence?
    Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels

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  6. I did not know how to value who I was
    versus what I did. What I did was who I
    was.
    Erin Callan

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  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

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  8. Exhaustion Funnel

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  9. 5 Conditions of "Happy" Work
    ● Freedom
    ● Challenge
    ● Education
    ● Positive Environment
    ● Personally meaningful contribution
    @sigje

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  10. Empathy for yourself.

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  11. You are more than your work.
    @sigje

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  12. Take time to fuel yourself.
    @sigje

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  13. Learn something new.
    @sigje

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  14. Monitor YOUR system.
    @sigje

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  15. Recovery
    @sigje

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  16. Empathy for others.

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  17. Eliminate toil in your environment.
    ● Monitoring noise.
    ● Flaky tests.
    ● Manual configuration.
    ● Manual provisioning.
    ● Manual infrastructure management.
    @sigje

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  18. If you can’t change your job
    Change your Job.

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  19. Twitter: @sigje

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  20. Resources
    ● Burnout.io
    ● Maslach Burnout Inventory
    ● The Truth about Burnout Christina Maslach and Michael P Leiter

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