@flohack Glad you are in on the discussion This is the kind of information that we need. Reality is the key as you said. So is there a way we can display what is real? We don't want to guess and then point the finger based on some false reality.
Perhaps CEO is the wrong title in this case. I also find it tedious to micromanage. But, how do you keep people accountable to tasks? Or should people be accountable to themselves, as you said?
In other words, is there a place to show all TASKS, and who is doing what? Not sure why github isn't filling this need.
You also hit a good point on the balance between "job" and "creative expression". The forum and telegram are good examples. It's nice when workers are also involved in the discussions and have variance in work. So much of work style is dependent on the individual. At the end of the day though, there need to be tiny goals to push us forward.
I'm the worst for this. So, every day I have write tasks for myself on a whiteboard where people in my office see it and question me about it when I get off task. I still have the freedom to jump around and do other things, but my public declaration of tasks is my "CEO". I cross tasks off when I do them, and I don't move on the next one until the first is done. If something doesn't get done, then no pressure, but understand why and explain why, and carry on.
This is the kind of visual "Reality" that I, personally, would like to see in an online tool. Does anyone know how that might be achieved?
- This is what I'm working on today
- This is what I've completed today
- This tasks depends on [usernames]'s other task
- Here is what I failed today, and what I learned
[EDIT] Sometimes we forget to mention that working on this should be fun, too. When it's not fun at all any more, then that's a huge problem.