Tag Archives: communication

Influence & Support Your Team to be Successfully AND Happy

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This lighting talk occurred at SCaLE 18x in Pasadena, CA during the UpSCALE Lightening Talk. Jennifer Payne takes the mic to discuss how successful and happy teams: Are thoughtful Emphasize teams over individuals Serve others Find strengths in others Create safe environments Foster growth Communicate effectively  If the video doesn’t play at the proper […]

Introducing Emojis for Tasks, Projects, and More…

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😃 + 💻 + 🧠 = 🏆 Like it or not, Emojis have established a stronghold in the workplace lexicon. Tiny little images that convey humor, sarcasm, and help lighten up a difficult moment when more than words are needed. If a photo is worth a thousand words, an Emoji is worth at least a hundred. Now you can use […]

Effective workplace communication — Where to start?

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“People’s minds are changed through observation and not through argument.” —Will Rogers When I was first introduced to the world of software development (with very little experience), I knew I had found my calling. I started working in Quality Assurance (QA) and LOVED it. I knew this was what I was meant to do. I […]

How to Build Long Lasting Client Relationships

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The secret to running a successful agency isn’t your great portfolio, newly redesigned web site, or the designer furniture in your office. It’s the relationships you forge with your clients. A bad relationship with a big name client will get you nowhere. But, a good relationship with a smaller client will result in more profitable, sustainable and quality work. A […]

Project management is all about…

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Most project managers — and many web designers and developers stuck doing project management — will tell you that communication is the most important aspect of their job. And while that is very true, there are other components of project management that have been ignored. The over-simplification of some online project management tools can leave […]