Lessons from a Meta tech lead and Staff Engineer
This is outstanding content! Keep it up
Pure practical situations! For sure, I'll put on actions a lot of tips from this post.
This was a great essay, Jordan. Great work from both :)
Helpful in understanding the other side of difficult co-workers. Thank you Jordan and Reviraj!
what an exceptional article! You both have done an incredible job covering all types of difficult coworkers and providing practical tips to navigate those situations. The depth of your insights is truly impressive. Thank you both for sharing your expertise in such a valuable way!
Loved the tip about sign-off checkboxes! Will definitely try it out :)
I think you covered any difficult intercation I ever had with those 7 types, great article!
This was good brain food!
I think the approach of seeking first to understand is key. And this is the hardest part, at least for me: Finding the real motives behind the other person's actions. It's easy to see the actions, it's harder to dive into the next layer.
A curious question for both: As you work with more and more people, is it easier to identify patterns and cluster them together into these archetypes of developer? Or the idea that "everyone is unique" holds and it's hard to identify their motives?
Also, even if you know where they come from, it can be mentally demanding to keep up with the actions suggested.