Work Etiquette

If someone else comes up with an idea for something, and you get the credit for it, for goodness sake let everyone else know that you didn’t come up with the idea.

I thought of this while reading this article: Nine Things Developers Want More Than Money. A few months ago, a friend of mine gave a fellow developer a good idea. The next day when the boss saw the work he praised the developer up and down and showed everyone the work he’d done. The developer said nothing about where the idea came from. This developer would still have received praise for the implementation of the idea had he simply said “it was his idea, I just implemented it.”

*gets off soap box*