When you manage a team, or look to grow your team by hiring, you need to evaluate people. Skillset and technical capability are important, but they are not the most critical criteria. So what is? It’s attitude. A person’s attitude shapes his behaviors toward people around him.In almost all environments and organizations, no one works alone. For developers, they could be working with another developer, with a designer, with a devOp, with a project/product manager, etc.
The ability to collaborate well with people is extremely important. And attitude drives that. A keeper employee or teammate requires less of his/her technical skillset, and more of his/her attitude when working with others. When evaluating people in a team, or in general in any organization, we can categorize people in four types: Adders, Subtractors, Multipliers, and Dividers.read more