Recipe for success: Mastering the generational change

Find new talent
  • Look for eager individuals who want to make a difference and achieve self-actualization by working in a modern environment
  • Don´t seek out people who already know Adabas & Natural— learning is easy
  • Find people who fit into your team’s culture and are willing to learn
  • Ingredients: Influential leadership, peer training, culture of respect, opportunities for influence & creativity
Train new talent yourself
  • Explore Software AG's Learning Portal for training and certification
  • Make a clear commitment that apprentices/trainees will be offered long-term employment
  • Include Adabas & Natural as an obligatory part of every developer’s job
  • Ensure new employees understand that a programming language is only a means to an end
Retain your new staff
  • Be open to new ideas and allow creativity
  • Give young developers the chance to develop new ideas and present to a larger audience—bottom-up strategic influence and chance to shape IT
  • Ensure every employee works on traditional projects and innovative projects
  • Provide state-of-the art agile development tools and methodologies (e.g., NaturalONE, Eclipse™, open source)  
Bring the generations together
  • Foster a corporate culture that respects contributions of both experienced and younger generations toward a common goal
  • Implement pair programming—an agile software development technique in which two programmers work together at one workstation
  • Introduce mentoring programs
  • Challenge experienced employees to learn a new development processes and tools