- December 11th, 2015
Management roles have traditionally focused on issuing assignments and offering rewards. For much of the industrial age, this worked well. In the vast majority of situations, people do work harder if they know they’ll get a financial bonus or more recognition. Primed with 100 years of business advice, managers feel they have the tools they need to get things done, retain their staff and hit their targets.
But when they find themselves at the helm of a team of developers, or a mixed team of designers and developers, managers get confused. The promise of rewards only goes so far. Sometimes, incentives fail to generate any interest and may even lead to resistance. Developers who never voice any dissatisfaction put in their notice and move on without any explanation, leaving you scratching your head. It’s really confusing, and there are no easy answers.Read more