Incorrect Stereotypes About Highly Technical People [A RANT!]

Executives, stop using stereotypes about scientists and engineers to develop your technical talent strategy!

❌We only care about working on cool projects.

❌We don’t care about the business aspects of our work.

❌We don’t care about recognition.

❌We don’t want to manage people.


✔We want to know that our work contributes to the business.

✔We want recognition and interaction from leadership.

✔We want to know we can get promoted even if we don’t become managers.

✔But, some of us want to be managers and leaders.

Turns out we care about many of the same things as Sales, Ops, Biz Dev, HR…you know, the other humans in your org.

We’re not robots.🤖

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