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Start openly discussing issues related to computer science. Use math and inside terminology to dominate the topics. Don't let the Type-As talk, eventually they will get tired of not being able to talk about their golf bags, and that trip they took, complain to management and you will be isolated again. When they say cross pollination of ideas, what they mean is they want programmers to act more like marketers, not marketers to think like programmers.
They expect you to screw each other? (try asking next time they use the term )
If the dev team works on one project, they stay together (that's how we've been doing it). The only "cross pollination" is when everyone meets (weekly or daily, depending on the scale of the project and other factors).
I'm with the others who say being close to noisy coworkers will only make you mad and unproductive.
And here I was, thinking that the Iguanodon was the first dinosaur scientifically described.
But then it turns out that Buckland was a whole year quicker than Mantell...
Why can't I be applicable like John? - Me, April 2011 ----- Beidh ceol, caint agus craic againn - Seán Bán Breathnach ----- Da mihi sis crustum Etruscum cum omnibus in eo! ----- Just because a thing is new don’t mean that it’s better - Will Rogers, September 4, 1932