This is the third in a series of articles providing a chapter-by-chapter in-depth “book club” reading of Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister’s book “Peopleware”, 2nd edition.
Part 3 is dedicated to find and nurture the right people.
One common mistake is to hire people who can uniform with the team or the company (I experienced this in several interviews) but the person who matters most is the one who doesn’t think like all the rest.
“The need for uniformity is a sign of insecurity on the part of management “.
Another common mistake is to require standards of dress, therefore removing considerable discretion from the individual. The message is clear: people are not appreciated for their real worth and their contribution is not as important as their haircut and neckties. Continue reading “Book Review: Peopleware by DeMarco and Lister – Part 3: the right people”