Joel Spolsky has an excellent set of brief articles on management styles in IT (focused on software developement, but I believe the comments apply across the board for creative technology[1] roles)

They are as follows:

  • Introduction – Three Management Methods
  • The Command and Control Management Method
  • The Econ 101 Management Method
  • The Identity Management Method

Worth a read if your management or managed. I work with several ex-military people, where we have a mix of C�C and measurement…I’m still mulling over what that means 🙂

[1] Technology workers split into 2 camps, those of us who design, implement � maintain any kind of IT system and the end users. I’m focusing on the former, but end users shouldn’t be devoid of creative thought, they are the actual users of systems we create.