Coaching Your Software Development Team for Better Performance

September 17, 2014

By Steve Mezak

Coaching_Your_Software_Development_Team_for_Better_PerformanceJohn Wooden, NBA Hall of Fame Player and NBA coach, once stated that, "A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment."

In the workplace, Wooden's words certainly ring with truth. Coaching your software development team to reach improved levels of performance is a fine line between offering advice, criticism, and encouragement.

Fortunately for many companies, the emergence of a new software might have the solution to any future coaching problems.

The Benefits of Coaching with Sapience

Sapience is a patent-pending software solution that uses transparent monitoring tactics to help employers gain improved levels of work output from their teams. It uses automated work visibility throughout the entire enterprise. When it comes to work coaching tactics, Sapience is designed to help the manager track the patterns of the top 20 percent, improve the middle 60 percent, and significantly improve the performance of the bottom 20 percent.

The software can also help managers improve productivity by analyzing the work environment, as well as the layout of the facility.

Problems that Can be Solved by Sapience

In order to provide the necessary work corrections, Sapience can be used to create a highly productive and open work environment.

Did you know that on average only 40 percent of the 60 percent of productive work time is valuable? In other words, of the hours worked, about 25 percent of the time produces very valuable work.

In this vein, Sapience targets negative work influencers. For example, interruptions and multi-tasking are two of the leading variables that reduce productivity and increase employee stress levels. By pro-actively uncovering performance problems, managers can move away from relying on the top 20 percent. Instead, through Sapience's help, managers can now more effectively utilize the skill sets of their middle 60 percent. The latter tactic will help to alleviate the stress levels of the top 20 percent, which will in turn help them to improve even further. 

In short, by proactively identifying work factors that contribute to poor production and high stress levels, managers can learn to improve the work lives of all employees. Sapience can help companies to create an environment of self-improvement by analyzing work conditions, production levels, and worker patterns. With these tactics in mind, software development and other life cycle projects just became a lot easier to manage and produce improved results.


 

 

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