Tom DeMarco

Key Facts and Insights from "Slack" by Tom DeMarco

  1. Slack is a necessary element for companies to adapt to changes, innovate, and improve.
  2. Efficiency and busyness are not always signs of a productive and successful business.
  3. Over efficiency can lead to a lack of adaptability and creativity.
  4. Slack time can boost employee morale and productivity by reducing stress and burnout.
  5. Trust and autonomy are vital for an organization to create slack and foster creativity.
  6. Management should aim to create a culture that values and encourages slack rather than one that focuses solely on efficiency.
  7. Organizations that don’t allow for...

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Florian Thiel

Florian Thiel DE

Head of Engineering, Upvest GmbH