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comment How to manage a developer who has poor communication skills
@EvanPlaice Again, what's with the the "personal problem" attack? I have said in the question "Its fair to say that the Developers would all prefer to be coding". Perhaps this sentence wasn't clear enough and introduced doubt so let me clarify - I've spoken to the devs individually, and they have told me they enjoy working on programming tasks more than the other tasks. If this weren't the case, I honestly wouldn't need to ask this question.
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comment How to manage a developer who has poor communication skills
Just to be clear - nobody is being fired here. We all work really well together, and he is an extremely valuable member of the dev team. I'm talking about how to assign future work, and how to improve the performance and morale of the team as a whole.
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comment How to manage a developer who has poor communication skills
-1 I think it's unecessary to say I have poor management skills because I'm blaming people. He's a nice guy and perhaps there is a good reason why he is less communicative. My actions in dealing with this matter are two-fold - a) attempting to remedy the situation with him, and b) deciding how to allocate work based on the team's past performance. I'm "asking the internet" for help with option b)
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comment How to manage a developer who has poor communication skills
No chip on my shoulder - I'm simply asking for some management advice in an area I'm currently weak in. I guess I'm trying to strive for fairness to promote team morale in the long run, even if this means sacrificing some of the short-term delivery potential. You make an excellent point that investing towards being an excellent programmer, he should be rewarded for his efforts, so I've accepted this answer.
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