Is Your Development Team Exhausted?

Most web developers start coding out of pure passion and later turn it into a career. Though programmers begin with a drive to learn more, passion for coding eventually fades, and programming becomes stressful. If these symptoms persist and affect the professional and personal life of developers, they lead to burnout. In this article at TechRepublic, Owen Hughes explains how skills shortage and growing demand for developers negatively impact software teams.

What Does the Research Say?

Research commissioned by The QT Company and carried out by Forrester Consulting found that developers are particularly susceptible to the digital ecosystem’s challenges. There is high pressure on developers for fast turnarounds and complex development processes. According to the study, 65% of companies said they are concerned about the well-being of their developers. “The unforeseen need for rapid digital transformation in the recent months has placed a ‘ huge drain on developers,’ who have not been equipped with the tools they need to manage the dramatic rate of change,” says Hughes.

Four out of five teams have reported negative impacts on their product delivery effort, indicating the knock-on effect on performance.

Best Practices for Managers

Define Roles and Responsibilities

As a manager, ensure everyone in your team knows their responsibilities and goals. It is essential to be clear on them so that uncertainty does not stress anyone.

Recognize the Efforts

Recognizing good work goes far in preventing developer burnout. The lack of feedback will speed up the developer burnout process. Besides, providing them with tools to share feedback within the team will keep developers motivated. Furthermore, it will encourage them to voice positive opinions too.

Offer Professional Development

Provide your team with opportunities to learn new things. This helps them combat monotony. Giving them time and the opportunity to learn will repay you with long-term productivity.

To read the original article, click on https://www.techrepublic.com/article/developers-are-exhausted-now-managers-are-worried-they-will-quit/.

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