Well written piece on the import of culture in tech work spaces. Read the whole thing – it’s worth it!
Beyond the cycle of pain of hostile interviews and the transition to rational interviews, the next evolution has to be about creating a company that people want to work at and brag about. We should have developers knocking at the door and peeking in the windows, wanting to work at such a place. But how?
As a passionate, involved worker, there is too much that I want from an employer. How can any organization be excellent at all of the things that I need and allow me to really achieve? Look at the list of things you need as a software developer and that an employer needs to provide to be a place that will be fulfilling:
- Productive tasks
- Healthy customers
- A work space that is collaborative but not distracting
- Creative ideas and vision
- Engaged coworkers
- A set of operable work practices
- A motivating mission that keeps you inspired
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