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Mental Health and Productivity

Elevating Excellence: An Insight into Developer’s Well-Being and Productivity at Turing

By January 2, 2024 4 min read

At Turing, we go beyond simply looking for top developers to fill roles. From the beginning, we’ve embraced a new approach that goes beyond finding the right people—it’s about ensuring our developers thrive. Recognizing the challenges posed by software engineer burnout, we prioritize workplace well-being initiatives to ensure that our developers not only excel in their roles but also maintain a healthy work-life balance.

This article delves into our journey of cultivating a work culture at Turing where the emphasis is not only on the work but also on the well-being and development of our professionals.

Developer well-being and productivity

  • To ensure our developers remain at the forefront of the ever-evolving tech landscape, Turing fosters a culture of continuous learning. We have even launched a range of strategic initiatives to equip our team with the latest skills and knowledge. 
  • To make our developers excel in work rather than merely enduring it, we’ve developed strategies specifically designed to address the common team challenges.
  • To provide our developers with a supportive environment, we have open communication channels, virtual hangouts that emulate the warmth of a casual coffee break, and activities dedicated to fostering a healthy work-life balance. Through this proactive approach, we aim to build team cohesion that enhances the overall satisfaction and mental health of our developers.

By incorporating all these elements, we aim to not just navigate work but to flourish in it, all while ensuring our team’s well-being and sustained productivity.

Elevating developer well-being: Inside our supportive ecosystem

Virtual wellness programs

It’s more than just code; it’s about the coder, too. We offer mindfulness sessions and stress-busting webinars to ensure our developers are not just writing code but also taking care of themselves. We even organize meditation sessions under developer well-being initiatives that help reduce stress, increase calmness, and boost happiness. 

Support networks

Think of them as virtual hangouts for developers! We have mentorship programs and support groups where devs connect, share stories, and learn from each other’s experiences.

Recognition initiatives

We celebrate wins, both big and small. Our recognition initiatives regularly shine the spotlight on our developers to try to appreciate their efforts. We also collect developer feedback through in-person meetings and try to provide every necessary support and resource to help employees achieve goals. If someone is facing a work-related problem, the manager and executives can address their concerns. 

Flexible work arrangements

We believe in work-life balance. We collaborate with our developers in establishing tangible and attainable goals to ensure the smooth execution of these schedules. By prioritizing goal-setting, the organizational emphasis shifts from tracking the weekly hours to evaluating the tangible output they consistently deliver. It not only enhances productivity but also cultivates a positive results-oriented work culture.

Virtual team-building activities

We’re not just colleagues; we’re a team! Through virtual team-building events like online games, trivia nights, and virtual coffee breaks, we prioritize workplace well-being initiatives to strengthen our bonds. We conduct virtual hours where employees build social connections. Building a positive communication platform can help developers build a positive engagement in the workplace.

Open communication channels

Communication at Turing goes beyond information exchange; it’s a platform for sharing ideas and thoughts. With our transparent channels, we encourage open dialogues to ensure that every voice is heard.

We also understand that sharing thoughts can be easier when done anonymously. Whether expressing concerns or sharing brilliant ideas, we’ve established a safe space where everyone can speak up without the fear of being identified.

Vacation policy

Turing encourages developers to take breaks from work at regular intervals. By doing this, we have seen improvements in developers’ job satisfaction, energy levels, and overall creativity at work.

How Turing addresses and prevents software engineer burnout

We acknowledge that software engineer burnout is a common concern. At Turing, we proactively tackle this issue right from the beginning to ensure a better experience always. Our approach entails keeping developers feeling good, including realistic timelines, providing a supportive environment, and offering various opportunities for breaks and relaxation.

What’s always added is our unwavering support, celebration of achievements, and emphasis on progress over perfection. At Turing, we also empower our developers with autonomy within reasonable limits, supported by clear communication and regular reviews. This ensures they not only have the freedom to shape their work but also receive guidance to chart their path to success.

Moreover, we ensure our teams are well-equipped with tools, training, and additional members when needed. Actively countering isolation, we promote collaboration and offer social opportunities, fostering an environment where developers at Turing aren’t just content but genuinely happy.

Celebrating diversity at Turing: A year of success in work

Looking back, Turing has strived to make itself a place where everyone feels welcome. Global collaboration is more than a mere concept. Our diverse team spans continents, so we don’t just work from different places—we have friends all over the world. We host virtual parties where we play games and learn cool things about each other. 

At Turing, we know a happy work-life balance is important for our developers’ well-being, so we let all our developers work freely for half of their daily working hours as per their schedules. This is what keeps Turing at the top of their game.


Wrapping up, we can say Turing goes beyond being just a workplace.  It’s a global community where success isn’t just about tasks but also about the connections we make in the process. Looking to the future, we will remain steadfast in what makes us great by taking care of our team, working together, and aiming for the best.

Turing isn’t just a company—it’s a story of growth, shared victories, and a team that transcends borders.

Turing is proud to hire remote developers from over 150 countries worldwide. If you’re eager to be part of the Turing developer team, kickstart your application now. Visit the Turing jobs page for more information and take the first step toward joining our global community.

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  • Disha Prakash

    Disha Prakash is a writer with around eleven years of experience writing in diverse domains. Besides, she holds a few research papers in computer vision and image processing published in international publications. In her free time, she loves to read books, do yoga, and meditate.


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