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IT Coaching - Software Done Well, Part 1

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Published Monday, October 26, 2009 8:00 AM by andyleonard

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Steve Jones said:

Excellent post and points. Those foosball tables, dart boards, etc. are not perks to ignore work. They're there exactly for the reasons you've mentioned. People need to decompress and recharge for work.

you might also try Coach Carter as another motivational movie.

October 26, 2009 9:26 AM

Jay Taylor said:

Nice column. A guy where I work has spoken wistfully of a company where they do four-day weeks and usually work only eight hours a day. No cubes, either. Productivity is up. Now that's coaching.  

October 26, 2009 1:38 PM

Chuck Boyce said:

Excellent point, Andy. Cultures that permit or foster abuse not only suck - they don't get results.

October 26, 2009 4:50 PM

Pradeep said:

Hi Andy,

B.E.A.U.Tiful! (This is also a movie quote!!) post! All managers should learn this lesson! nice one!! thanks for sharing.

October 27, 2009 1:47 AM

Jerry Sommerville said:

YES!  Too often, the motivational blogs or articles ponder on the esoteric aspects of the intellectual thought process (huh?), not on the interpersonal aspects of supervision.  I have meet managers who "beat up the brain" all the time, but rarely do I meet a supervisor who understands people first, then applies that to getting the job done.  Job well done my friend!

November 2, 2009 7:58 AM

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