Joel keeps one of the most respected blogs on software development. He runs an intense little software shop in New York, and in this recent post he writes about how he manages. He claims quite a retention rate - that no one never leaves. Is that always good? I'm not so sure, but I do have to respect how much care he puts into making newcomers feel welcome - Yankee games, Broadway Shows, lunches. Hey Joel, can I apply?
But really he gets the secret sauce wrong. The identity management method works for him not because it's better than the Econ101 or Command and Control ones; it works because he really cares. He is really passionate about making great software and making people feel welcome. Read his post and tell me if you agree: