One of the first things to suffer when things take off is culture. Rapid hiring that ignores cultural norms can introduce new attitudes and expectations. Some good, some bad, the worst of which can deteriorate trust and breed a culture of fear — and fast. So how can you start to repair a tech culture?
One of the most effective ways to build efficiencies in a technical team is to focus on culture. It’s said that culture trumps strategy. Why? Because the execution of any strategy by a dysfunctional team will be poor.
Some of the signs of cultural problems within a technology organization are:
- Poor communication between development teams
- Lack of visibility to the business
- Ability to avoid accountability
- Avoidance of meaningful conflict
- The ridicule of ideas
If you’ve spent any time at all working within a poor tech culture, you’ve seen several of these problems.
So, let’s jump right in. Below are three things I do to get things moving.[Read more…] about How To Build A Tech Culture That Makes People Want To Stay