I’ve been working for a while on trying to develop a toolbox for the Suits I meet to understand the Geeks I work with. One of the most common process problems I’ve encountered in a mangement culture is a complete and total misunderstanding of how tech works, what motivates technical people, and the value that technical teams bring. The reverese is also completely true.
Ask any developer what the non-technical people in their organization do, and usually you’ll get an answer like:
“There are non-technical people here?”
“The have meetings?”
or “I have no frigging clue.”
I’m designing a series of surveys (non-scientific) to suss out the nature of the most common problems and possible solutions. If you’re a Geek, a tech person, a designer (still on the technical side of Suits versus Nerds) please help me out and take the survey.
If you’re ALL Business, please help by taking the Survey for Suits!