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Wojtek Erbetowski

The Soft Stuff

Abstract

A well known company's CEO decides to solve salary gap among employees. He decides to have a single salary level for all developers, which included many raises, some of which - significant. Weeks after he lost several key-workers.

A company I worked for once had serious cashflow issues. It had no budget for conferences, trainings or integration parties. Later it even failed to pay in time. Yet the team didn't leave for a long time, but stayed productive and integrated.

It is dangerous to underestimate the importance of soft side of our work life. And it is naive to think, that we wouldn't make these mistakes.

I will share a handful of experiences. You will make your mistakes on your way, but you can learn some of mine in advance.