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Geeks and Non-Geeks Working Together: A Winning Playbook!

Posted September 30, 2008 in Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies Cutter Benchmark Review

When Gabe proposed the topic of this issue of CBR to us, he asked questions such as "How do you handle sharp technical people?" and "How do you manage them when they don't play nice?" We couldn't help but think of the stereotypical geek, defined in the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language as "a person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept."1 That's a bit of a double-edged sword, isn't it? Valued technical skills, but not good at interacting with others.

About The Author
Jo Ellen Moore
Jo Ellen Moore is a Professor in the Department of Computer Management and Information Systems at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). She holds a PhD in organizational behavior and HR management from Indiana University, a master's degree in psychology from Illinois State University, and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Millikin University. In the corporate environment, Dr. Moore worked as an IT manager, project manager,… Read More
Mary Sue Love
Mary Sue Love is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). She holds a PhD in organizational behavior and theory with minors in social psychology and organizational communication from the University of Missouri, as well as an MBA and a BBA in management and organizational behavior from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Before returning to school for her PhD, Dr… Read More
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