Engineers have a reputation for being cantankerous and difficult to please. There is an ounce of truth to this stereotype, but much of it can be chalked up to misunderstanding — engineers simply care about their work and want to put forth the best possible product. That being said, if you put several people prone to grumpiness and perfectionism together, you’ll have a potential management disaster on your hands. Thankfully, it can be surprisingly easy to manage engineers and promote a harmonious work environment. They simply need a workplace that promotes productivity, individuality, and cooperation. Keep the following in mind as you strive to get your drama-prone engineering team back on track.