Always do Extra

What do happy veteran developers have in common with each other? Apparently, they all choose to do “Extra Work”. What is Extra Work? Ben Northrop explains that it’s not simply doing more of their regular tasks (“Normal Work”), but instead different yet still related endeavours; for example, it may be researching ways to streamline their project’s code. Although the Extra Work may not contribute to a set goal, the value developers see in it is real, keeping them happier in the long run.
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