I firmly believe that when you do something you enjoy, the results come naturally! So within Code Sharp, I periodically ask my colleagues, including IT Rockstars, the question “Are you doing the right things and having fun doing them?” By having an especially open conversation about this, you are then much easier to do something with the feedback. For example, we recently changed the entire company floor because an IT person wanted to feel more connected to his other teammates. Also, we always match work to the talents and ambitions of our software developers as closely as possible: you notice that this gets them into a nice flow.
In addition, the theme of “together” is really central to Code Sharp. Whether it’s a joint IT knowledge lunch about Azure and Kubernetes, for example, a Friday afternoon drink or celebrating a success at the bowling alley, we really do it together.
In terms of working methodology, we have also been experimenting a lot with agile lately. We realize that it is not a holy grail but, partly by being very open about it to each other, we are trying to find an optimal path in it!