Tech Field Day Podcast

Toxic People Are Unavoidable in IT- The On-Premise IT Roundtable

The Premise: Working with toxic individuals in unavoidable in IT.

In this roundtable, Tom Hollingsworth discusses whether it’s fundamentally unavoidable to work with toxic people in IT. First the panelists define what we mean by toxic in an IT context. Then they dig into why IT seems to have its fair share of people with toxic characteristics, and why the focus should be on the relationship between individuals, rather than singling out one party as being the problem. From there, they dig into how to work with such people, when too much is enough, and how to perhaps avoid falling into the trap of toxicity yourself.

On-Premises for today’s roundtable:


Tom Hollingsworth

Manon Lessard

Jennifer Minella

Jonathan Davis

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Rich Stroffolino

Rich has been a tech enthusiast since he first used the speech simulator on a Magnavox Odyssey². Current areas of interest include ZFS, the false hopes of memristors, and the oral history of Transmeta.

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