Some of the biggest

Some of the biggest companies in the world — Microsoft, Alphabet and Facebook among them — were founded or cofounded by developers out to solve huge problems.

As such, it’s a wonder that many companies treat their developers like cogs in a machine and that their most important metric has become hands-on-keyboard time.

This is not only a waste of precious work hours and money, but it’s also a missed opportunity to utilize some of the smartest people in the room to solve the biggest problems.

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