“I’d maybe simplify this people problem a bit: the codebase is easy to change, but the incentives within a company are not. And yet it’s the incentives that drive what kind of code gets written — what is acceptable, what needs to get fixed, how people work together. In short, we cannot be expected to fix the code without fixing the organization, too.”
In all the places I've worked I've had a hard time getting other folks to care or prioritize the things I think are important. And Rendle hits the nail on the head here as to why. He uses performance as his example, but in my world it would be accessibility. And it's true every single place I've worked, there is no incentive, until a lawsuit pops up, to do the work. And it makes me sad and I'll admit I'm so tired of pushing for doing the right thing in environments where it will never happen.