Human sustainability is the single most important foundation for sustainable software development. Human sustainability refers to the continuous, life-long development and well-being of the individual and lays the foundations for four other areas.
Our goal is to keep our customer satisfaction high, and that can only be done if our employees are satisfied. We aim to ensure the satisfaction and well-being of our employees, especially with the following components:
- continuous development of competence
- interesting and adequately challenging customer projects
- company culture that supports the individual and
- competitive and generous remuneration for work, which enables everyone to have the everyday life they want.
Skilled employees enable the creation of technically sustainable and long-term cost-effective solutions. Therefore, the skills should be at a level where the developers do not only concentrate on the job at hand, but are capable and interested in thinking about the sustainability of technologies and architecture in the coming years. What we know now will not be enough in the coming years, which is why we are investing heavily in the continuous development of competence. Of course, most people are motivated by development and related goals.
Skilled, professional colleagues who you can learn from and who are able to help out in different situations also play an important role. Software development projects always face some challenges, and we must have the courage to talk to the customer about them at an early stage. Our task as a company is to support our consultants in their own work, for example by keeping a continuous dialogue with the customer about the progress of the project in the steering groups.
In our opinion, one of the basic pillars of a good employment relationship is that when you require a lot from the developers in terms of competence and attitude, you must also be prepared to pay generous compensation for it. Good salary enables everyone to have the life they want and helps to balance work and free time.
In Finland, the software development sustainability
consists of five areas:
Continuous, life-long development and well-being of the individual
Long-term use of systems and ability to develop them in accordance with changing circumstances and requirements
Long-term cost-effective solutions
Corporate social responsibility for programme development and IT solutions
Minimising environmental impacts through software development