HOW TO CREATE A LONG-TERM BUSINESS WITH TECH-PRODUCTS_ Principles of Strong Product Teams_Part 2

Principles of Strong Product Teams To continue with the principles of a strong Product team as I mentioned in the 1st Part, in order to have successful long-term business with Tech products the most important thing is to have THE RIGHT PEOPLE. And for that you must first build a strong team. Once the product […]

HOW TO CREATE A LONG-TERM BUSINESS WITH TECH-PRODUCTS_ Principles of Strong Product Teams_Part 1

Principles of Strong Product Teams When I had my first job as engineer back in 2003 I had no idea what and how a product team actually does and also didn’t know WHY a Product team is the most important part in a long-term successful business for a tech company. During the years I started […]

DESIGNING A GREAT WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE _How to turn a group of strangers into a community of friends? (PART 2)

THE KEY TO LASTING WORKPLACE RELATIONSHIPS As we’ve already seen in my previous post, decades of research reveal that the recipe for friendship is simple. Proximity, familiarity, similarity and self disclosure all play a role. The trick is to create the conditions that naturally foster these elements and integrate them into the work environment. After-work […]

DESIGNING A GREAT WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE _How to turn a group of strangers into a community of friends? (PART 1)

Measuring workplace friendships is very important in any business for Nr. 1 reason: It’s one of the strongest predictors of productivity. Studies show that employees with a best friend at work tend to be more focused, more passionate, and more loyal to their organizations. They get sick less often, suffer fewer accidents, and change jobs […]

DESIGNING A GREAT WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE _What happy workplaces can learn from Casinos? (PART 2)

THE DARK SIDE OF HAPPINESS When we’re completely consumed with trying to be happy all the time, we overlook the value of unhappy emotions, such as anger, embarrassment, and shame. Those experiences may not feel very pleasant when they’re happening, but they exist for a reason. Negative emotions help direct our attention to elements of […]

DESIGNING A GREAT WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE _What happy workplaces can learn from Casinos? (PART 1)

Research shows that happy people tend to be more effective at their jobs. When we’re feeling good about our lives, we connect with others more easily, think more optimistically and free up valuable mental resources to focus on novel ideas. Happiness also breeds confidence. Positive moods make our situation feel more controllable, which can give […]

DESIGNING A GREAT WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE _Why you should be paid in order to Play? (PART 2)

A PRODUCTIVITY BOOST STRONGER THAN COFFEE Let’s imagine this : You are in your office at work and it’s 2:14 p.m. your eyelids are feeling heavy, and now you’re stifling a yawn. A few minutes ago you arrived back in the office, fresh off a satisfying lunch. But  now you’re in the throes of what […]

DESIGNING A GREAT WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE _Why you should be paid in order to Play? (PART 1)

HOW PLAY MAKES PROBLEM SOLVING EASIER I am sure that many of you already had some days at work , when you put a lot of focus to finish something very important than you literally skip all the breaks and you even work overtime, just to be sure that you make no mistake and to […]

DESIGNING A GREAT WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE _How Office Design can shape our thinking? (PART 2)

WHY EMPLOYEES ARE OFTEN MORE PRODUCTIVE AT HOME Working from home is a concept which started to gain more and more popularity in companies from all sort of industries. Many people agree that “A workforce culture based on long hours at the office with little regard for family or community does not inevitably lead to […]

DESIGNING A GREAT WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE _How Office Design can shape our thinking? (PART 1)

As we most of us working in an office, it is generally agreed that our performance at work is strongly shaped by our work environment. And one very important factor at workplace is How the Office is designed. Going back in time, some 50 to 55 years ago the typical office consisted of a vast […]