Why is it so hard to create an adequate working environment for good developers? Why do we have insecure managers, lots of hierarchy levels, and micromanagement instead in so many companies? It's so simple to make things better: Remove the classic tech lead, avoid the Peter principle and let small teams organize themselves. Agreed, that's not easy, and there are challenges. But I see it work everyday around me. It means that developers have to care for a bit more than just code, but the rewards are freedom to have own choices and to have a real impact on the product. Let's see how this works in reality, what works great and where there are still things to improve.