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Discussion on: Onboarding a junior developer to your team? Here's 12 tips.

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René Baron

sometimes it is the same body but different ROLES!
Knowing which ROLE one is playing for a given moment and acting accordingly is something that is even more important the smaller you team!

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Jason C. McDonald • Edited

That's definitely one way to look at it. I will occasionally switch into "Supervisor Mode", but I have to say, it's not often. My management style is already more "guide" than "herd", my philosophy being that it's easier for you to dig yourself out a hole you dug, than to dig yourself out of a hole I dug for you. I'll let individuals decide how they want to approach a particular task they've been assigned, and I'll seldom interject my two-cents until they ask for it (the one exception being if they are about to walk right into a proverbial landmine.)