tag: culture

  • The Survey Request That Improved Our Team Communication
    Aug 23, 2022 Written by Jocelyne Morin-Nurse

    “It’s not that I mind filling out another survey, it’s more that we haven’t heard anything about the other one we just filled out.” The comment had no snarky tone or accusatory subtext. It was meant as a simple matter-of-fact comment on what I had just asked the team to do.

  • The Whys and Hows of Applicant-Centered Recruiting at Corgibytes
    Jan 27, 2022 Written by Melissa Todd

    Have you ever filled out a job application only to never hear back from the company? Probably more than once. Probably more than ten times, right? It seems like the cultural norm is to ignore job applicants - unless you’re calling them in for an interview. Well, here at Corgibytes we do things differently.

  • Making the Most of Assessments While Guarding Against Their Pitfalls
    Jul 6, 2021 Written by Jocelyne Morin-Nurse

    Most of us love a good personality assessment. They’re usually fun, can help us understand ourselves better and, at times, may even have implementable tips for us. But, there are unspoken pitfalls that we need to watch out for.

  • Ultimatums, Edge Cases, and Basecamp
    May 3, 2021 Written by Andrea Goulet

    A few days ago, Basecamp announced some changes to their organization. Since we've publicly shared that some of Basecamp's books and philosophies have influenced the Corgibytes culture, we feel it is necessary to share our dissent on some of their recent decisions, particularly around their policy of "no more societal and political discussions" at work.

  • Working Remotely While You Work From Home
    Mar 30, 2021 Written by Liz Glasser

    I have been working remotely since 2016, but I have been working from home since March 2020. Those are not the same thing. Sure, they sound the same and they have a lot of common traits... But they are very different.

  • Has Calm Given in to Chaos?
    Feb 2, 2021 Written by Jocelyne Morin-Nurse

    You’re constantly short on time, forever exhausted and you promise yourself that as soon as you finish that next “thing”, you’ll get a handle on this out-of-control hamster wheel. Except next week is the same.

  • Empathy-Driven Development Defined
    Jan 12, 2021 Written by Andrea Goulet

    Empathy is an important technical skill that can drive the decisions developers make when they code. How can we make the practice of applying empathy throughout a codebase concrete? It starts with defining the practice.