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Leading Geeks: How to Manage and Lead People Who Deliver Technology by Paul Glen

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Chapter 3. Groups of Geeks

Groups of Geeks

If you want to lead geeks, it's not enough to understand them as individuals. That would be like trying to understand the character of an entire city by looking at only one living room. You've got to extend your understanding of the individual to encompass how group dynamics affects the attitudes and behavior of geeks in the workplace.

Geeks rarely work solo. The complexity and scope of geekwork is now so large that most projects include anywhere from a handful to thousands of geeks. How these professionals interact with each other has profound implications for those who would lead them.

Geek Work Culture

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