Have you ever had moments in your work when you thought "who is he to tell me what to do? I'll do it my way!"? Have you ever noticed a "war" between colleagues for someone's attention in your team? Or maybe you have been a witness to a personal conflict between two people escalating into a conflict at the team level? Or perhaps you don't really like to stay late at work unless you need to help your colleague. Well, not to anyone, of course, but to the very colleague. Late-evening deployments or pair-testing sessions - isn’t this romantic?
As quality assurance engineers, we know how much the interaction of the people who create a product affects its quality. And people's behaviour is determined by a set of social needs.
And I want to talk about some of them, which usually don’t get much attention, becoming “elephants in the room”. Let’s try to see these elephants a little closer?