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Jan 29, 2018 | Viewed : 90

Increase Your Software Team Motivation 

The most common complaint from offsite developers – and the farther away, the worse it gets 

– is that they feel detached from the internal team, leading to malaise and eventually lower 

output. Software team motivation can be an expensive problem, but fortunately, it’s not that 

hard to mitigate.

Most clients understand the importance of keeping their overseas teams happy and motivated, 

and many try to handle this by having frequent video meetings and sending occasional gifts or 

bonuses. Those things are valuable, and will help to keep your team connected, but a team 

meeting still feels like “work.” Sometimes there will be a few wisecracks or tangents, but 

it’s not going to build strong connections with individual team members.

What really brings true software team motivation is to truly get personal, and give the team 

an opportunity to know their clients and feel a personal bond with them. This is easy to do if 

you can invest just a bit of time, and will invariably deliver results in the form of a more 

cohesive, motivated team.

Creating A Virtual Water Cooler

An offshore team has almost no opportunity to get to know their clients. In many cases, they 

just barely know what their clients look like. The reason is that the distributed team doesn’

t have a shared water cooler, elevator, or hallway to chat in. They never run into each other 

in the parking lot or at the coffee shop downstairs. To the developers, the client is reduced 

to a sort of avatar consisting of an email signature, a skype ID, and occasionally a talking 

head on video chat. It’s hard to feel emotionally connected to a talking head.

So, how do we add this casual interaction or spontaneous socialization to a distributed team? 

There is no secret to it. You just budget some of your precious time to interact with your 

developers individually, and exclusively about non-work topics. As little as 10 minutes can 

cause an immediate boost to the morale of a team member – and we all know that morale and 

employee motivation is contagious so that can be 10 minutes well spent.

A 10-Minute Software Team Motivation Boost

Once you commit to the 10 minutes, start either with your most important developer or one of 

the team leads. It’s important to ensure that these are natural, comfortable interactions and 

not awkward or forced. One simple way to bond with team members is via instant messaging. It’

s easy, spontaneous, and doesn’t obligate someone who’s not fluent in English to handle a 

potentially stressful voice call in English with their client. It’s easy to keep an IM 

session upbeat, fun, and casual. Next, when I want to connect with a team member, I just wait 

for an ordinary business interaction, then throw out something non-business:

“It’s incredibly cold here, does it snow a lot in Kiev?”

“I heard you were sick last week, are you feeling ok now?”

“Did you ever work with any stacks other than .Net? What did you think of them?”

“Is it true that in Minsk you guys are crazy about hockey?”

“I have to go shop for a gift for my wife’s birthday. Are you married?”

“Did you see this crazy video on YouTube? So funny!”

“I have always wanted to come to Vietnam (or wherever) for a visit”

“How did you learn English so well?”

The conversation will almost always move easily into the personal realm, and you can get to 

know your team. Don’t forget to share things about yourself; this has to go both ways. The 

goal is simply to get to know each other and turn yourself from an avatar to a real person in 

their eyes.

Try to be able to do the following for each team member:

Pick them out of a group in a photograph

Know if they are married and how many kids they have

Know at least one interest that they have outside of work

These tips aren’t revelations, but it’s amazing how many clients forget to follow through. 

It’s easy to forget that the external group needs to be on the team, too, and if they don’t 

know you at all they aren’t going to feel that way. Most good managers know this and spend a 

few minutes chatting with a tech lead; they can usually get better ROI than they’ll ever get 

from a Christmas bonus alone.

Who we are and What we can do:

Tabpear was formed out of the need for a cash-strapped web start-up to grow its coding resources. The start-up's founders soon discovered that accessing local talent was cost- prohibitive, whilst the available alternatives, Freelancer websites and traditional offshore development centres simply did not cater for the needs of a typical SME. What was needed was a new type of IT offshoring centre... one able to deliver cost- effective resources on-demand, to clients of all shapes and sizes, with minimal fuss and maximum agility. Tabpear was born... entirely flexible and infinitely scalable, our pool of best- in-class developers, work in teams of various sizes, delivering specific projects, or as a seamless extension of your existing workforce.

Today, iPhone and Android Application give us more and more development demand. Tabpear provides high quality iPhone SDK/Android application development from 2014. We can use Xcode to create applications, Dashcode to create web applicationsdevelopment environment.  

We provide dedicated iPhone/Android developers according to your needs or business strategy. Or the iPhone/Android development service can be quoted by time and material model, or we can quote upon your project requirement and collaborate with fixed price model.  

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