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patbob9-Sep-19 7:10
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BillWoodruff wrote:
I'd like at least one a'hole on the team. Autistic: no problem if you write great code ! Painfully introverted: ditto. Obsessive-compulsives: you're hired. Caution for hysterics, and temperamental geniuses, however.
In my experience, such fringe personalities, especially when they're extreme, can become distractions or roadblocks to the team getting it's work done. The way you state your case makes it sound like you don't care how extreme those personalities traits are. Don't you worry about whether or not the team's productivity is affected by that?
What this mix requires, of course, is careful planning and allocation for who works on what.
Do you ever run into cases where you can't get work done as quickly as possible because you don't have the full freedom to assign any available person to work on something? Sure, some people are better suited to a particular task, but oftentimes, task assignment just can't be optimal (or shouldn't be).
I live in Oregon, and I'm an engineer.

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