I believe the issue is even deeper than social status. I don’t know how Peopleware became a best seller. I never run into any managers who have read it. Beyond that, I hardly run into any managers who read about their industry, management theory, or psychology, period. I used to believe that they were overloaded with information regarding the specifics of their job, but frankly, managers still aren’t trained, or do not educate themselves, to do their jobs. As for social status, IT managers have been status deprived in their organizations since they were developers, so status is even more important to them than their peers in other lines of business. I am amazed at some of the corner office kingdoms that CIO’s create for themselves.
— Gerald Weinberg, The Psychology of Computer Programming