Start-Up: Ready to Onboard Your First Remote Developer?
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Start-Up: Ready to Onboard Your First Remote Developer?

Apr 7, 2022 10:00:00 AM 3 min read
Rally your remote devs together with team spirit? Challenge accepted!
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Rally your remote devs together with team spirit? Challenge accepted!

Mar 17, 2022 10:00:00 AM 3 min read
Spoiler alert: the "ninja developer" doesn't exist!
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Spoiler alert: the "ninja developer" doesn't exist!

Feb 24, 2022 11:25:55 AM 3 min read
The infallible recipe to make all your developers abandon ship
 It’s well known that being a developer is a field job where you’re in contact with customers day after day. We therefore strongly recommended you ask your team of developers to come to your workspace every day of the week. Telecommuting, remote work? Forget about it! Adjusting working hours and accepting your employees’ requests for time off? No need: like every secret agent, developers’ private lives are intimately intertwined with their professional lives, and every emergency must be dealt with as quickly as possible. This, even if it’s on a Sunday night (and especially if you started production on Friday like any self-respecting developer). A slingshot bonus To scare off your best partners, don’t congratulate them for the success of your projects, and above all, never offer them a promotion or a raise during the annual meeting. After all, your developers have all signed contracts and already receive a reward for their efforts and results: their salary. Besides, developers said at the get-go that they were ambitious, right? On the other hand, you can also delete any interview to avoid having to receive various feedback from your developers. What use would they be, if not to clutter up your already busy schedule? A challenging workload To make sure your developer team works (and works well, because you’ve noticed that they’ve been twiddling their thumbs sometimes), it’s important to create a work atmosphere that includes a few of the following: pressure, anxiety, zero standards or processes, super-short deadlines, and finally, an incomplete AND unclear starting brief.  The icing’s on the cake if your sales team is already productive: pass on recruiting new developers and pile more work on the current team. After all, it’s only under pressure that the best emerge! A vision as clear as a crystal ball It seems that some employees are losing meaning at work. What an idea! These people would probably like to have their future predicted in the palm of their hands, like a fortune teller at a local fair. A clear guiding strategy, a common project where each party knows its role to play, shared company values, precise deadlines, explicitly detailed expectations? Don’t spend too much time on these issues: everyone knows that establishing transparency and trust within your team can ONLY play tricks on you! Computer development BEFORE personal development The developers on your team have no say. They were hired for one reason and one reason alone: to crank out code, and to crank it out on time — without even knowing the ins and outs of the current project. It would be a real time waster to share the client’s expectations or marketing study with them that was done before the development phase. And time is money. Your developers are there to code, not to develop personally, or to grow within their workspace. If they want to learn new languages for example, or sign up for training, deny them any requests. Code comes first.  Now you have the best possible recipe to make sure you lose the best people on your team. All the ingredients are there for you to carry out this heavy task as manager. Don’t thank us. Instead, thank the team of developers who support you day after day!
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The infallible recipe to make all your developers abandon ship

Jan 26, 2022 3:39:16 PM 3 min read