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August 3, 2020

How Developers Can Negotiate During the Great Reset

The Great Reset is a growing movement to re-align capitalism toward a more people and nature centered approach. In-demand workers should know their position in this new era.
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Web development, unlike many other professions, is still in high demand despite the coronavirus pandemic. It’s one field that is still recruiting heavily, and one where businesses need to consistently hire quality developers to handle their online and digital needs. Employment of web developers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for other occupations.

Employment of web developers is projected to grow especially because e-commerce is still expanding, and small and medium sized enterprises are trying to break into more online servicing and UX. In addition, Internet users today are more selective about the sites they are using; more picky about where they are shopping and even which sites they use to write blogs. Medium.com, for example, has gained popularity because users prefer the experience of self-publishing on this site over WordPress. This creates competition for having the best website which means hiring the best developer to do so.

All of these different aspects paint a pretty decent picture for the field of web development. All that’s left to consider is how to negotiate the best salary possible if you’re in this field. 

How does the Great Reset Relate to Web Developers

The spike in demand for web developers comes at an interesting time. At the international level, there is much talk of what has been termed “The Great Reset”. This initiative is being led by the World Economic Forum and invites business and political leaders from around the globe to not just re-think capitalism, but to actually imagine a post-coronavirus world where, “…policies align with investment in people and the environment.” The Great Reset is as much scientific as it is philosophical.

A major component of The Great Reset, which will be outlined more fully at the Davos 2021 reception in Switzerland, is environmental, and calls on political leaders to enact the type of Green New Deal plans that have been laid out by leaders like Bernie Sanders in recent years. But also for the purpose of jobs and employment, another major component of The Great Reset is having capitalism work for everyday employees, for the workforce in general, and especially for fields that are growing because this is precisely where the old ways of business as usual has given employees the short end of the stick.  

In both cases, whether environmental or in the name of jobs, the Great Reset is people-centric. And in the latter case, it’s a re-thinking of how, when, and why work should be done. The initiative puts a major stressor on the business case for being moral and ethical decision makers, and employees can capitalize on this growing movement.

Negotiating Tactics for an in-demand skillset

Developers, theoretically, should be able to negotiate more to their ends as this incoming revolution takes place. Some company employees don’t need be master negotiations because their firm is already behind the ideas and principles of the Great Reset, but a fair amount will.

Here are some tactics that web developers can use specifically to make sure they are getting the most out of their new contracts: 

  • Be prepared to “play poker” and walk away if your needs aren’t getting met
  • Understand who has the leverage in the deal you are about to make or sign. It’s okay if you don’t have all the leverage in a deal because that’s how business works, but understand, relative to your industry, what that threshold should be
  • Don’t get caught up on one issue in your contract and try to collaborate with potential employers if this issue is a deal-breaker
  • Make a timely decision

While these negotiating strategies are commonplace and have definitely been employed before the coronavirus pandemic, the current political, economic, and social moment in many countries gives these tactics even more weight. Web developers can take advantage of their unique skillsets in this environment and help make this movement more of an everyday reality and spur their co-workers to do the same.

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Michael Robbins
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Michael is a writer that helps organizations align their mission and values to a wide audience

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DevelopersAugust 3, 2020
How Developers Can Negotiate During the Great Reset
The Great Reset is a growing movement to re-align capitalism toward a more people and nature centered approach. In-demand workers should know their position in this new era.

Web development, unlike many other professions, is still in high demand despite the coronavirus pandemic. It’s one field that is still recruiting heavily, and one where businesses need to consistently hire quality developers to handle their online and digital needs. Employment of web developers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for other occupations.

Employment of web developers is projected to grow especially because e-commerce is still expanding, and small and medium sized enterprises are trying to break into more online servicing and UX. In addition, Internet users today are more selective about the sites they are using; more picky about where they are shopping and even which sites they use to write blogs. Medium.com, for example, has gained popularity because users prefer the experience of self-publishing on this site over WordPress. This creates competition for having the best website which means hiring the best developer to do so.

All of these different aspects paint a pretty decent picture for the field of web development. All that’s left to consider is how to negotiate the best salary possible if you’re in this field. 

How does the Great Reset Relate to Web Developers

The spike in demand for web developers comes at an interesting time. At the international level, there is much talk of what has been termed “The Great Reset”. This initiative is being led by the World Economic Forum and invites business and political leaders from around the globe to not just re-think capitalism, but to actually imagine a post-coronavirus world where, “…policies align with investment in people and the environment.” The Great Reset is as much scientific as it is philosophical.

A major component of The Great Reset, which will be outlined more fully at the Davos 2021 reception in Switzerland, is environmental, and calls on political leaders to enact the type of Green New Deal plans that have been laid out by leaders like Bernie Sanders in recent years. But also for the purpose of jobs and employment, another major component of The Great Reset is having capitalism work for everyday employees, for the workforce in general, and especially for fields that are growing because this is precisely where the old ways of business as usual has given employees the short end of the stick.  

In both cases, whether environmental or in the name of jobs, the Great Reset is people-centric. And in the latter case, it’s a re-thinking of how, when, and why work should be done. The initiative puts a major stressor on the business case for being moral and ethical decision makers, and employees can capitalize on this growing movement.

Negotiating Tactics for an in-demand skillset

Developers, theoretically, should be able to negotiate more to their ends as this incoming revolution takes place. Some company employees don’t need be master negotiations because their firm is already behind the ideas and principles of the Great Reset, but a fair amount will.

Here are some tactics that web developers can use specifically to make sure they are getting the most out of their new contracts: 

  • Be prepared to “play poker” and walk away if your needs aren’t getting met
  • Understand who has the leverage in the deal you are about to make or sign. It’s okay if you don’t have all the leverage in a deal because that’s how business works, but understand, relative to your industry, what that threshold should be
  • Don’t get caught up on one issue in your contract and try to collaborate with potential employers if this issue is a deal-breaker
  • Make a timely decision

While these negotiating strategies are commonplace and have definitely been employed before the coronavirus pandemic, the current political, economic, and social moment in many countries gives these tactics even more weight. Web developers can take advantage of their unique skillsets in this environment and help make this movement more of an everyday reality and spur their co-workers to do the same.

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Michael Robbins -Writer
Michael is a writer that helps organizations align their mission and values to a wide audience

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