And flaregames is…… a focused
team of industry veterans and fresh talent.… creative, chaotic, sometimes loud, but always communicative, verytransparent und approachable.… 35 dedicated people with a common goal.
We create mobile games:… 2
games out, 4 in production, more to come.… free to play, high production value, made with passion WORK IN PROGRES
Who else? But there‘s more,
far more types of asshole: The Exploiter (“can you do it for me?”) The Ego (“I made this! Look! Look! Me! Me!”) The Suit (“let’s have meeting first”) The gossiper (“did you hear, X said…”) The Black Hole (“Huh? Did I not tell you that?”) Et cetera.
How to avoid them? 1.
Don‘t hire them in the first place2. Create an atmosphere that‘s asshole-toxic 3. Don‘t be one yourself (it‘ll rub off)
Hire carefully This is how
we hire somebody: 1. Meet her informally, for a beer 2. Meet her formally in the office 3. Give her a very hard task to perform4. Have her present the results before the task 5. Have the team vote on her
Think about the atmosphere 1.
Be open, always 2. Don‘t reward bootlicking 3. Give people a chance to speak up 4. Don‘t incentize with money 5. Don‘t build circles („us“ vs. „them“)