Motivating geeks

Following on from my post on consumerization, which includes enterprise IT providing users with greater choice and control, I found this list of 10 ways to motivate geeks pretty interesting:

1. Geeks are curious. Let them feed their desire to learn things
2. Geeks like to be self-sustaining. Let them figure things out on their own.
3. Geeks are creative even if they don’t know it. Give them a chance.
4. Geeks need tools, good ones. Give them more than they need.
5. Private, yet collaborative. Geeks need to be left alone, but not too alone.
6. Free stuff. T-shirts, food, desktop widgets, whatever.
7. Control
8. Geeks need recognition
9. Freedom
10. Compensation – Saved this for last, but geeks gotta live too

and certainly pretty relevant to me!  Check out the full post for a lot of extra detail and comment!

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

1 Response

  1. Anonymous says:

    Looks like a positive spin on this article http://positivesharing.com/2006/03/how-not-to-lead-geeks/ – found myself going “ermm” or “yep” through it.

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