Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog


A lot of IT office environments are very unhealthy places to work. Very competitive, emphasis on "stars" rather than well functioning teams, long hours culture, dysfunctional personality traits accepted and in many cases nurtured.

I don't think it's just women that can be put off working in IT, a lot of men are not willing to put up with it either.

Hopefully some more modern approaches like XP, which focus on communication, teams and sensible working practices (regular hours, limited overtime) will help encourage more people to consider IT as a career.
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by Will Newton