A new article written by Eric Spiegel shares a very interesting real experience related with the hindrance of importing a new technology/methodology into the work-space.
In this story, he focus on a particular person that had just joined his team and happened to stumble on a technology that felt it could greatly enhance the overall team’s productivity.
Eric went on to explain the perseverance of this individual into demonstrating his point and the way other developers approached this new something with suspicion and what could be considered as a fear of risking.
It’s a very interesting read and it happens alto-often due to the still very inherent old organizational systems built around the hierarchical pyramidal structure of power inside a company. Also very inspiring how Eric could risk and believe this new employee.
Although in the end the company didn’t use that technology due to the bureaucratic involved with the use of the software it is good to inspire more hard-core developers to, as Steve Jobs put in 2005 on the Stanford University commencement, ”Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”.
You can read the full story here.