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I have heard that knowledge workers need a special type of attention compared to blue collar jobs. On the other hand, I have been seen behavior among organizational leaders where they would like to address issues like pushing working hours, lack of trust in employees at their task, etc. which leads them to micro-level management as well as coming up with strategies which are more relevant to blue collar workers.
In my humble opinion, software developers are demanding this: Have less rules that are more suited to blue collar working environments.
I've written a free book to address the typical needs of IT knowledge workers by giving a unique leadership approach. This leadership approach has following important items:
1. Knowledge Work Fundamentals
2. Generation (boomers, X and Y) Study
3. Culture Analysis
4. Employee Card (goal settings, SWOT(Strength-Weakness-Opportunity-Threat), annual performance review, and peer survey)
5. Broadcasting Channel
6. Team Goals Setting
7. Reference Cards
8. Team Lead Evaluation
I wrote a booklet about my experiences and you can download it here .
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