What engineers want

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How to keep engineers interested, and understand the people the company is so keen to tell us are the core of the business :

  • engineers love problems, keep the work interesting;
  • engineers are creative. Give them space to do so;
  • engineers need autonomy to do the above;
  • we do the work we do because no-one else has solved the problem before. That means we fail sometimes. We need the freedom to fail and recover, because sometimes new things don’t work;
  • engineers love creating value. If you want to demotivate them, give them meaningless work that no-one will see. We want projects that people will use.
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