Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Too many team players result in too many meetings that decide nothing and make no progress.
yep, and to prevent that you need good team leaders.
in several companies i encouraged a regular developer meeting once a week. what i had in mind was a short meeting where everybody said in two or three sentences what they're working on, and if they have something important which concerns all developers, or most of them.
unfortunately it often happened that the meetings lasted way too long because several developers were giving lengthy descriptions of the problems they had what would have better been talked about in a team meeting with only the people directly concerned. the others were bored, so nobody really looked forward to the meetings any more.
i'm not a fan of hierarchies where hierarchy means power. but hierarchies where the people with the best communication and organizing skills moderate meetings and delegate work are invaluable.
there are companies which try to attract applicants by saying that the hierarchy is low (flat?). but the more employees you have the more you need a bit of hierarchy. only that the bosses should not be seen as the ones who make decisions but try to hear the arguments of their team and lead the decision process.

update: so i'd also say do not weight team skills too high but also search for people who can be team leaders. if they are good they can lead also loners into a good team.

In reply to Re^2: Certifications are dumb. by tinita
in thread Certifications are dumb. by dragonchild

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and all is quiet...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others rifling through the Monastery: (4)
    As of 2018-05-22 23:36 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?