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Take Your Work Breaks to the Next Level

This week’s better workweek nudge encourages you to try something new the next time you’re exhausted and having a hard time focusing. This Fast Company article on “5 ways to boost your focus, even for short periods of time” covers some great tips on how to improve your focus and energy during your work day. […]

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Essential Employee Appreciation in 2021

This O.C. Tanner video captures why 2021 must absolutely be the year for employee appreciation. What does ‘appreciation’ look like in your culture? Our geeky and creative team believes it’s important to celebrate this appreciation concept more than just one day. Regular social gatherings and saying thank you with a team lunch was a pretty […]

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Why you should always say ‘good morning’ to your coworkers…

Every team has it’s own dynamics, but a quick google search and you’ll find numerous articles and reasons why developing the habit of sharing a simple greeting with your team can make a big difference. It’s basic manners It humanizes coworkers It’s welcoming It makes everyone feel valued It’s quick It’s free It reduces awkwardness […]

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What should I put on my digital sign?

It’s a question that a lot of our users hit us with: “I have my account, but what the heck should I put on my digital sign?” Thankfully, we have lots of great examples that you can use to create your signage and enhance your culture. Take a look at some of the best uses […]

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Stop procrastinating and take a break!

Top break ideas to get recharged at work. Coffee. Commute to Office. Coffee. Email. Meeting. Coffee. Meeting. Lunch Meeting. Coffee. Email. Phone call. Meeting. Meeting. Commute Home. Email. Phone. TV. Sleep. Repeat. Sound familiar? If not, replace “Meeting” with your primary job function: Programming, customer support, etc. Regardless of what you’re doing throughout the day […]

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Stick to the Essentials

Let’s paint a picture of what happens to so many teams when trying to “have it all.” Considering our team at Markey, we’ve got bug reports that need to get squashed, feature requests we need to weigh, branding adjustments to make sure we’re true to who we are, marketing evaluations to get in front of […]

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Where does your team hang out?

This article originally appeared on the geeks & creatives blog of wisnet.com At wisnet, our café is definitely a hotspot – breakfasts to charge up for the day, team lunches, and anytime break central. We’ve done our best to create an experience that inspires while making them feel welcome and truly at home here. Our […]

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Bridging the “Great Departmental Divide”

Tension. Almost every business has it. Sometimes it can be a necessary piece to motivating team members and get us where we need to go. Other times, it can drive wedges between colleagues and cause stagnation if communication isn’t flowing. Physical separation At Markey, we call this the Great Departmental Divide. When departments aren’t working […]

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What’s your Creative Type?

It seems that just about everyone is getting into the personality-type arena. Whether it’s the classics like Meyers-Briggs and Strengths Finders, or the sillier and plethora of BuzzFeed-like “Which Sesame Street character are you?” surveys. One of the latest assessments we’ve been enamored with is from Adobe Create. The Creative Type test seeks to understand […]

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