Posted by Sibers CEO Serge Markov
A few days ago I got a good email from our large customer with big thanks to the team – after a lot of efforts we got a version for a specific platform, and it completed a large development cycle. It’s always good to get respect for our work, but we here in Russia can say ‘your thanks is not gurgling’. You may know Russians like to drink Vodka (and other strong beverages) and gurgle is a sound when you pour out from the bottle… so when you hear something like that it means that good words can be also be supplied with some gift or ‘magarych’. So I tried to explain the customer that the team may deserve something more than just a grateful email. After a day our customer came back and asked me about a few details, and then within an hour we received a good Christmas bonus for everyone of the 8 people from the customer’s project team. Guys were very excited and have gone with very good spirit into holidays (I suppose their families will celebrate this project too). I suppose personal bonuses is a really good gift before such holidays as Christmas and Holidays as it shows full respect from a customer to the developer’s work, and it can motivate our staff to be more productive in your projects. I know things are a bit different in Western world, but I suppose you can share your opinion with me, comments are welcome.