As you grow a team of developers, designers, and other creatives (yes, programming is creative), it’s crucial that you pro-actively remember to treat your team as the makers they are.

I’m not going to recap the different between Makers and Managers, because the venerable Paul Graham, as usual, said it best.

Go read Paul’s short essay on the topic this very minute.

And for you visual learners, I offer this gem of a diagram to aid your learning:

A Day In The Life Of A Programmer

You might be forgiven for assuming I’m being funny, but I assure you, it’s very true. Underestimate the power of its message at your company’s peril!