Saturday, May 05, 2007

Gems

"The manager's function is not to make people work, it is to make it possible for people to work." - DeMarco and Lister.

"The top performers' space is quieter, more private, better protected against interruption, and there is more of it [...] Does it really matter to you [...] whether quiet, space, and privacy help your current people to do better work or [alternatively] help you to attract and keep better people?" - DeMarco and Lister.

(quoted in "The Mythical Man-Month", Frederick Brooks)
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