How do you get an engineering team to eat their vegetables?

As engineers, we’re often singularly obsessed with the idea that our job satisfaction comes solely from solving only the most interesting technical challenges. In reality, research shows that we perform best when we are rested, feel valued, and feel connected to a cause so we can focus on high-priority work.

Let’s take a look at the ways engineering teams and leadership can foster excellent working environments and cultures with minimally perceptible overhead, much like sneaking vegetables into desserts.



Duretti Hirpa

Duretti Hirpa is a senior engineer on the backend engineering team at Slack. Currently, she’s working on the growth team, though she’s also spent time on the Slack Platform team, making it ...