ESEIW 2022
Sun 18 - Fri 23 September 2022 Helsinki, Finland

Work-related anxiety and mental disorders are common among tech employees. Software developers have a considerably higher likelihood of feeling fatigue, burnout, anxiety, and stress, compared to their colleagues who perform mechanical tasks. Deteriorating mental health threatens the well-being of employees and the companies’ overall productivity. Retaining developers in today’s “Great Resignation" era requires companies to create the right balance in creating team cultures that allow for high performance and workforce engagement without inducing high stress and burnout.

An organizational culture that promotes psychological safety, shared responsibilities, and out-of-box thinking can improve team performance as workers in such a culture feel engaged, motivated, and responsible for their teams’ products. Indeed, prior DevOps research has found a direct association between culture and high burnout and cultural impact on software delivery performance, individually. However, burnout and performance are closely connected: high-performance teams may feel higher pressure and therefore have higher burnout. Therefore, it is important to study the triadic relationship in its entirety. Our hypothesis is that organizational cultures that are “generative" reduce the burnout that may come from high performance. To empirically evaluate our hypothesis, we ran a survey (N =5600 developers at a multinational consulting company) and used the Partial Least Squares - Structural Equation Models (PLS-SEM) with Moderation analysis method to investigate the relationships between stability, organizational culture, and well-being. Results support our hypothesis: organizational culture not only directly impacts well-being but also is a moderator in reducing burnout when teams strive for high performance.

Thu 22 Sep

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15:45 - 17:00
Session 3A - Software development teams and ecosystemsESEM Journal-First Papers / ESEM Emerging Results and Vision Papers / ESEM Industry Forum at Bysa
Chair(s): Daniela Cruzes Norwegian University of Science and Technology
A teamwork effectiveness model for agile software development
ESEM Journal-First Papers
Torgeir Dingsøyr Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Diane Strode Whitireia Polytechnic, Yngve Lindsjørn University of Oslo
Organization culture and burnout in software development teams
ESEM Industry Forum
Bianca Trinkenreich Northern of Arizona Univeristy, Igor Steinmacher Northern Arizona University, USA, Marco Gerosa Northern Arizona University, USA, Michael Feathers Globant, Kevin Bishop Globant, Marcelo Lara Globant, Nick Ross Globant, Esteban Sancho Globant, Anita Sarma Oregon State University
Open data ecosystems - an empirical investigation into an emerging industry collaboration concept
ESEM Journal-First Papers
Per Runeson Lund University, Thomas Olsson RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB, Johan Linåker Lund University
Vision and Emerging Results
In the Zone: An Analysis of the Music Practices of Remote Software Developers
ESEM Emerging Results and Vision Papers
Makayla Moster Clemson University, Aarav Chandra Clemson University, Christal Chu Clemson University, Weiyi Liu Clemson University, Paige Rodeghero Clemson University