We like to think that we operate our businesses as meritocracies. Good ideas get heard, and people with good ideas get rewarded. But what if that wasn’t exactly true? The fact is, in a typical eight-person team meeting, on average only three people do 70 percent of the talking. Luckily there are a few ways to make your meetings a bit more equal and inclusive.
They say in growth, it’s easier to stop your already invested customers from leaving than to acquire new ones. When it comes to HR, things are no different. So, why is it that companies put more effort into searching for new hires, than focusing on developing the talent already in-house? MeisterLabs’ Technical Lead, Laura Bârlădeanu, shares what companies can do to retain top talent.
We tend to think of creativity as an artistic trait, but really, it’s about having a flexible mind that can make associations beyond everyday logic and thought patterns. Whether you’re a problem solver, a brainstormer, a maker, an analyst, or some combination of the lot, embracing and nurturing your creative mind will be beneficial in the long run.
You probably saw the video with Robert Kelly, the South Korea expert whose kids crashed his BBC interview, live on air. Anyone who’s worked remotely likely felt for him and his family, whether it’s a cat walking in front of your screen or noisy traffic outside, mishaps can happen. Fortunately, not all online meetings need to be this way.
You wouldn’t usually find SaaS companies like MeisterLabs at a trade show. We make most of our sales over the internet – through our website, via PPC campaigns, product review sites and other referrals. However, this year we decided to attend Atlassian Summit Barcelona. Michael Hollauf, shares whether it was worth the investment.
It’s a fresh battle every day to find the motivation to get through your to do list. But motivating your team is an entirely different challenge. Understanding how people respond to different types of motivation can help us be better leaders and increase the productivity of our teams. It can just take a little experimentation to figure out which strategies work best.
Remaining productive throughout the day is a challenge most of us face whether we’re at work, at home, or at the gym. It’s natural for our attention to wane, especially when we’re feeling tired from our day’s events. Thankfully, there are ways […]
At MeisterLabs, we like to keep a close eye on what people are saying about us on social media. In it, Daniel Whitt, Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Madison City Schools, shared one of the most inspirational videos we’ve seen in a very long time.
Richard Branson wrote, “If you don’t write your ideas down, they could leave your head before you even leave the room.” Having great notes can reduce stress levels, keep you on task and make you more productive. To get great notes, you just need to find the right note-taking strategy.
You could be forgiven for thinking perks alone are the way to build a positive company culture. After all, who doesn’t want to come to work when there are freebies available around the clock? However, research shows you’re better off betting on a sense of meaning for your employees.