In a typical work setting, web developers and designers:
- Have a medium level of social interaction. They interact with other employees or clients, but spend a lot of their time working on a computer.
- Have limited responsibility for the work done by other developers.
- Mostly communicate by telephone and e-mail. They may also talk in person or write letters and memos, but this is less common.
- Often work as part of a team.
Physical Work Conditions
- Work indoors.
- Must be very exact and accurate in their design and programming. Errors could cause the web site to malfunction, which in turn can cost clients or the organization time and money.
- Regularly make decisions that strongly impact clients and their company's reputation. They often make a decision with consulting a supervisor, but not always.
- Set most of their daily tasks and goals without consulting another first.
- Work in a moderately competitive atmosphere in which weekly deadlines must be met.
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- Repeat the same physical and mental activities, especially using a computer.
- Work 40 hours per week.
- May work long hours to solve critical problems or meet deadlines.
- May be able to perform some of their work at home by "telecommuting."