Engineering Management is a Fundamental Discipline

Traditionally in technical fields such as software, it is not uncommon to experience an atmosphere of mistrust and sometimes a feeling of total rejection of leadership positions. The famous video game company, Valve, adopted a flatness organization by totally removing hierarchy. The success of this company emphasized the initial feeling of mistrust proving that it was possible to succeed even without management. By reducing management, they succeed in removing the burden of toxic management, but they have also cut down on good managers who can have an extremely positive influence on increasing the potential of individuals.

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