How to work effectively with Engineers.

In my early years I was (process) engineer myself, and I had to collaborate with the so called “experts” as Product Managers and Product Designers, the experience was good for me but unfortunately not good for them. So this is what I want to share with those of you who have never been engineers before, …

How to be a great Product Designer

Now after I’ve shared in the previous posts about the role of Product Manager, let me share with you now what I have learnt during the years about the role of Product Designer role,in which I am still acting today. I must admit that I am still learning about this as well and of course …

How to thrive as Product Manager.

In my previous post I was sharing my perspective about how to be a great Product manager which is a very important role for any company -particularly the ones in Tech-Products business. But anyway, I am a tech-guy so everything I talk about business has a connection with technology. This is what I do , …

How to be a great Product Manager.

At all my workplaces until now I had the opportunity to work with people in different roles involved in the product development stages such as Product Managers, Product Designers, Mechanical Engineers, Software & Hardware engineers, Marketing Managers and so on. But by far the most important role which I consider responsible for the market success …

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 …