Developer Health is G2i’s commitment to supporting and improving the mental, physical, and emotional health and well-being of developers. It means assisting the developer community with resources and guidance, and becoming an uplifting force within the tech industry.
G2i matches highly skilled developers with strong development teams, but we’re not just a recruitment platform. We provide resources that help developers elevate their capabilities and improve their work/life balance, help them avoid burnout, recover from that burnout, and more. We build those developer health best practices into our business, before sharing those guidelines with our client companies.
We help our clients create supportive and productive work environments for all their employees. Workplaces that combat — not create — burnout. Workplaces where developers do their best work. And workplaces that thrive due to support at all levels of the business.
From tips on managing work/life balance, to structuring teams and measuring success, G2i designed a series of best practices that lead towards healthier work.
Our days are filled with work, but can we confidently say that work is driving forward our vision? Being judicious and intentional allows us to put more effort into fewer things meaning we get the bigger things done.
How do you challenge constant meetings and create more efficient work practices? Async communication is key, with benefits such as prioritizing individual agency and autonomy, reducing unnecessary meetings that needlessly fill up the work week, allowing team members to prioritize their mental health and set healthy boundaries from constant notifications, and more.
Prioritizing developer health involves the removal of rigid work schedules and the understanding that each individual operates at a unique pace and in a unique fashion. Developer health helps restructure your yearly, quarterly, monthly, weekly, and daily schedules to push back against rigidity and help your team members do their best work.
Restful work is a work week that you look forward to — a place where you do your best work, yet it’s just one part of your life. G2i is committed to helping developers discover their restful work week, leading us to becoming better parents, partners, friends, and employees along the way.
The Developer Health Fund is a donor-backed program providing assistance to those in need.
Developers can apply for any assistance that supports their mental, physical, or emotional health and well-being. Allocations from the fund can be used for (but not limited to) the following:
To kickstart your journey with developer health, G2i created a range of resources covering specific topics from how to practice self-care in the workplace, to remote work and evolved workplace practices like the 4 Day Work Week.
Twitter Spaces where we explore areas of developer health with tech industry guests.
Previous Spaces covered:
- Mindfulness and Meditation, with Tejas Kumar
- Self Care, with Rachel Nabors
- Positive Mindset, with Francesco Ciulla
- Improving the Body to Improve the Mind, with Nnenna Ndukwe
- Maintaining Culture While Scaling, with Guillermo Rauch
- Working out and Exercising, with Nader Dabit
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The future of work is the 4 Day Work Week, and G2i is committed to helping organizations of all sizes learn how they can benefit from adopting this optimized way of working.
How can you begin piloting the 4 Day Work Week in your organization? Learn more with our eBook: The 4 Day Work Week: The Future of the Workplace.