Being young, arrogant, and occasionally slightly socially inadequate, the New Media and IT industries have been spectacularly bad at getting people ready for having to look after others. Management was either ‘the enemy’, ‘something to be avoided’ or ‘easy and anyone can do it’. This isn’t helped that most technical people don’t respond well to some of the more traditional management ‘techniques’.
In fact, management is a learned skill, and one that many people don’t take the time to learn.
Amusing, realistic anecdotes and advice about being a manager in the IT industry.