The recent 2020 pandemic was a game changer for all of us. In addition to the health situation, companies, employers, and ways of working were faced with something they had never faced before: offices were no longer an option. Most companies were forced to move to remote environments. For the software industry there were several points that had to be restructured completely: the data, self-organization and adaptation, collaboration, and effectiveness.
Statistics According to a Gartner article, 92% of the teams are writing more code by an average of 10%, which translates to larger releases than if they work in an office workspace. On the other hand, another study showed that home office employers made a total of 40% fewer mistakes. Now, let’s look at the benefits A remote environment software team will entail a drastic change if it isn’t handled properly, with good preparation, organization, and enough infrastructure. However, when a company understands the importance of feedback, technology, and good communication, a remote environment can have several benefits for the effectiveness of the developer’s team.
Now, let’s look at the benefits
A remote environment software team will entail a drastic change if it isn’t handled properly, with good preparation, organization, and enough infrastructure. However, when a company understands the importance of feedback, technology, and good communication.
A remote environment can have several benefits for the effectiveness of the developer’s team.
Flexible hours... anywhere
Conventionally, in an office, employees work at a preset time and place, where they have only 30 minutes for lunch, are exposed to traffic, and to transportation costs. For these reasons, a remote environment could be a positive change for a company. Especially when working in the software industry, the flexibility of hours and work time management can potentiate the final results.
Pull new talent
Working through a remote environment will give companies better and broader opportunities to attract new talent with no geographical limitation, as they are able to hire people from different places. It can also help the business to find the correct candidate, with any specific skill or expertise in a software language, without having the demographic barrier. All of this can turn the company into a more diverse, complete enterprise.
As said before, the data and good infrastructure are key. Innovating in virtual collaboration tools, will give teams the space to give feedback and communicate with each other.
When shifting to a cloud-hosted environment, it presents teams the opportunity to code, build, and test. All in one place!
Employees with a good workspace become equally or even more productive than those who work in an office. This is for two reasons: by wanting to keep their remote environment, they want to give their employer the confidence to continue in this way. The second reason is that although working from home can create different distractions, it is also true that some are completely eliminated, such as traffic worries, or colleagues' distractions. By successfully moving to a home office environment, while keeping technology and organization in mind, software development teams will increase their agility and efficiency thanks to a more resilient workspace.
Remote environments are here to stay. Although it takes time, excellent organization and infrastructure to transform an entire company to this modality, doing it right can increase the potential of the business’ teams and departments. Ultimately, this means better employees, which translates into better results for clients. Although the pandemic meant a change of 360º for software developers, more and more companies are betting for a better change. Remote environments were the catalyst for the first steps towards a new and effective way of working.
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