Are most programmers male?

James J. Besemer jb at
Thu Aug 15 09:44:11 CEST 2002

terry wrote:

> You cannot state any study where emotional response
> has been demonstated to negatively effect group performance when
> applied with genuine concern for the organization.

You know for a fact there's no such study?  I find it hard to
believe.  In my experience it's pretty hard to "prove zero."

> You are more
> likely to find studies where the inclusion of emotional thought
> enhanced the performance of the business unit beyond it's ability
> to perform based solely on pure logic.

Wow.  I'd sure like to read any and all of those you have cites for.

Just one would do for starters.



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