Geek Motivation and Productivity

Saturday, September 16th, 2006
DominoPower magazine has a great article on 10 ways to motivate geeks:
Top 10 ways to motivate geeks
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.
Works for me!

Read the whole article here.

Discussion/Comments (3):

Geek Motivation and Productivity

Thanks for this Eric! As much as it applies to "geeks", in the best sense of the word of course, I think it also applies to creative workers in general.

This should be sent out to any spouses/friends of geeks as a "Care and Feeding of Geeks" guide!

Posted at 9/18/2006 11:48:38 AM by Lisa Peake


re: Geek Motivation and Productivity

Agreed. Many of these are the same reasons factors apply to the places (e.g. blogs/forums) where geeks hang out.

Posted at 9/18/2006 12:44:26 PM by Eric Mack


Geek Motivation and Productivity

it quite good to read about this motivation and productivity article

Posted at 7/9/2008 7:54:22 AM by KINRIN DELE SAMUEL



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