Sunday, March 5, 2017

Truer words

If you want to attract and keep developers, don’t emphasize ping-pong tables, lounges, fire pits and chocolate fountains. Give them private offices or let them work from home, because uninterrupted time to concentrate is the most important and scarcest commodity.

Joel Spolsky on Geekwire.  (Mutatis mutandis...)

1 comment:

Ted Lemon said...

True. And furthermore, the people who are not attracted to this are the ones who want a social work setting, not a setting where they can concentrate. Geek socializing is best done at Mary Chung's or over a game of hallway golf, not in a cubicle farm.