Guidelines for Cultivating a Sense of Belonging to Reduce Developer Burnout

Bianca Trinkenreich, Marco Aurelio Gerosa, Igor Steinmacher, Anita Sarma

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Burnout affects software developers' mental and physical well-being and contributes to their turnover, which has generated strong industry concerns. Our previous research showed that the lack of sense of belonging is linked to higher levels of burnout in software developers. Sense of belonging is also key to making people more resilient, and have better job satisfaction and well-being. In this paper, we revisit our recent research on these topics to offer guidelines on how to promote a sense of belonging in software development teams, which would ultimately improve developers' well-being.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Software
StateAccepted/In press - 2024


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