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Why Coders Are Necessary For Entrepreneurship

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Aside from companies that are directly related to the technology sector, there is an increasing number of businesses that rely on coding to build, maintain and enhance their structure and capabilities. As you may have seen, entrepreneurship has grown in recent years, as evidenced by the rise of startups, and these enterprises have continued to prove themselves and prosper in the face of corporate competition. Many of these entrepreneur-based businesses demand the need for coders as they offer extremely valuable skill sets and insights that inevitably lead to successful outcomes across the entire company. It’s no wonder that some of the most affluent and creative companies in the world require coders to help develop and sustain their position in the tech industry and other areas.

Coders Understand Clear Communication

Coding professionals understand that clear and consistent communication enhances informed decision making, therefore a company can move forward knowing they are making sound business decisions. Not everybody speaks 'coding language' and it can be difficult for programmers and developers to explain complex software issues in simple terms. Coding professionals, however, find ways of breaking down information so everybody is on the same page and understands what they are doing. When coders are working to solve software problems they need clear and concise direction and documentation of the issues at hand. This includes wireframes, interfaces, etc. Although it would seem easier to fire off an email or have a zoom call, coders require a formalized paper trail, meaning coders are constantly re-verbalizing the importance of clear and direct communication which reminds the rest of the team to do the same. Entrepreneurs and new businesses require open dialogue so having coders practice and reiterate this, it’s a great way to establish strong communication from the start.

Coders Boost Creativity

It is often assumed that to think creatively is a right-brain function, and though it is also assumed that the majority of coders would be left-brain dominant (more analytical, logical, and orderly), this group’s ability to problem solve and explore their technical skills offers an array of highly creative capabilities which provide unique solutions to unique problems. Coders look at their projects as an opportunity to apply innovative approaches to new concepts and their curiosity rarely fades which lays the foundation of being inventive and resourceful within a team. Programmers and developers are inventive by nature and when paired and collaborating with those in other areas of a company, a great deal of creative brainpower is likely to be unleashed.

Coders Help Hire Top Talent

Recruiting qualified candidates is a very challenging job, but most programmers or developers will often tell you they know exactly what roles they’re looking to fill when building their team. On the other hand, coders will also know exactly which jobs they are and are not qualified for when applying for a position. This group also typically involves themselves in a variety of tech-based communities such as Github, Reddit, etc. that help them keep up with new role opportunities and relevant news that may affect their hiring or application practices. Unlike other positions, coders can much more easily assess the technical skills of those they are interested in hiring and make sound decisions based on assignments or previous projects they’ve completed. Coders know to hire other programmers and developers who can be outsourced to different channels which ensures that their team has a diverse range of skills.

Coders Create Proper and Accurate Timelines

The job of programmers and developers is usually on a strict timeline meaning each project they’re working on is time-sensitive. Their job requires completed assignments from different departments and other departments can’t move forward until they are given the green light from the developers and so on. Essentially, coders understand how to map out a strict schedule and detailed timeline as to when they will finish specific tasks. This form of organization is helpful when setting an example for a team, as new companies especially require their tech department to be organized and on the ball.

Coders Consistently Sharpen The Tools In Their Toolbox

To keep up with industry standards, programmers and developers have to stay ahead of the curve and keep updated on coding languages and the latest tools and technologies. If new companies want to maintain their competitive edge and compete with corporations or bigger businesses, their team can’t be relying on old skills or methods, they need to embrace learning and adapting new skills and live for innovation.

For an entrepreneur to ensure their employees stay sharp, they must understand that their employees must want to learn, and this comes from being passionate. Coders constantly find different ways to feed their passion, whether it be through new tools, exciting projects, having grasped certain languages, and above all, working with their team.

Originally published at codecast.io by Elsa Krangle

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