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How to Deal With Information Overload - A Leader’s Guide to Managing Communications
Episode 7511th January 2023 • Level-up Engineering • Apex Lab
00:00:00 00:45:49

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Interview with Hadi Hariri, VP of Developer Advocacy at JetBrains. He talks about the challenge of dealing with the constant influx of information, creating processes to manage information overload, and the importance of interpersonal skills in the workplace.

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In this interview we're covering:

  • Defining information overload
  • Dealing with information overload
  • Possible drawbacks of poor information management
  • Methods to track relevant information
  • Dealing with information overload as EMs and ICs
  • JetBrain's approach to managing information
  • Finding the golden mean

Excerpt from the interview:

"Tooling doesn’t help you decide what to push and what to pull, because the issue isn’t rooted in your tech stack. It’s a people problem, and it has to be approached as such. 

When we talk about leadership and management, one of the characteristics that a leader must have is being able to see the bigger picture. They don’t just focus on the team they manage, but how their work relates to other teams’ work inside the company, and how that relates to products and services. Having this company-wide vision contributes to deciding what’s important and what’s unnecessary noise for each team."

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