This morning I read a bit about how a work place or work space affects the productivity of a software developer:
"Staying late or arriving early or staying home to work in peace is a damning indictment of the office environment. The amazing thing is not that it's so often impossible to work in the workplace; the amazing thing is that everyone knows it and nobody ever does anything about it."They went on to describe a study they did involving developer productivity. They found the normal 10:1 range of individual developer productivity. What was surprising was they also found that there was a 10:1 or so range for organizational productivity - with two developers from each organization. The two developers from each performed on about the same level.
- Chapter 8, "You Never Get Anything Done Around Here from 9 to 5"
It would seem that not only individual developer productivity matters, but also their working environment.