Simple sabotage for software

You were employed as a CTO behind the front lines and you wanted to destroy productivity without getting caught

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Simple sabotage for software
6 minutes by Erik Bernhardsson

Let's say you were employed as a CTO behind the front lines and you wanted to destroy productivity for as long as you can without getting caught. You can of course make a series of obviously bad decisions, but you'd get fired quickly. The real goal here is to sap the company of its productivity slowly, while maintaining a façade of plausibility and normalcy. What are some things you can do?

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