In one of my earlier foundation stone post “Foundation Stone #13 - Never be afraid to play around“, I was mentioning how it is important when you are a developer, to just try out things that you do not know and not be afraid of the output. If you are a lead and/or project manager guiding your juniors and team members, give them the freedom to experiment learn and work. Project and timelines are important but at the same time individual growth is also important. And for that just doing a project may not help but learning unknown areas and gaining addition skills can help. Factor that time and plan accordingly, because individual growth is more important. If everyone grows the company grows. Give your team the freedom to experiment, learn, work and not be controlled or directed always.
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