ChaiOne Insights: Culture & Management

Is Your Organization Nurturing or Suppressing Innovative Ideas and Creative Individuals?

7 minutes read

 

How often have you heard someone—a student, an employee—say that they’re not very creative, or worse, that they’re not right-brained oriented? I would argue that most of us are creative without being cognizant of our own creative tendencies. Why? In a recent study, researchers found that jazz musicians engaged in improvisation using the same brain regions to process their on-the-fly compositions as we use to process everyday spoken language (Donnay, et al., 2014). What this means is that...

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New CoWorkers: Working From Home with Family

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In our current global climate, many of us have been forced to find a new work/life balance that includes more time spent around spouses, kids, and the refrigerator (I see you eating ice cream for breakfast). School has gone virtual, the gyms are closed (bye-bye in-gym child care), and snacks are now vanishing into thin air. Is this life or Lord of the Flies?! Here are some quick tips that'll help you maintain your sanity at your new office.

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How to Align Your Business Innovation Strategy to Your Culture

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When was the last time you took a picture with an analog camera?

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ChaiOne Employee Spotlight: Saima Siddiqui

3 minutes read

Saima Siddiqui

Senior Project Manager at ChaiOne

This month’s ChaiOne Employee Spotlight is on Saima Siddiqui, a Senior Project Manager at ChaiOne. As a Senior Project Manager, Saima manages multiple projects that are in different phases in the app development lifecycle.

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ChaiOne Employee Spotlight: Evelina Tapia, PhD

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Evelina Tapia, PhD

Senior User Experience Researcher at ChaiOne

This month’s ChaiOne Employee Spotlight is on Evelina Tapia, PhD, a Senior User Experience Researcher at ChaiOne. As a Senior User Experience Researcher, Evelina helps companies define requirements for any technology that they are thinking of building from the perspective of the actual user that is interacting with the technology.

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Why Your Business Needs an Anthropologist

6 minutes read

Research is important. Google knows it. Apple knows it. Microsoft and IBM know it. Facebook knows it. All of the major automotive manufacturers know it. And while most business people instinctively agree, I’ve seen research hastily struck from the budgets of many a tech/design project (Not here! We know better.)

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ChaiOne Employee Spotlight: Travis Fischer

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Travis Fischer

Director of Engineering at ChaiOne

This month’s ChaiOne Employee Spotlight is on Travis Fischer, the Director of Engineering at ChaiOne. As the Director of Engineering, Travis oversees all of our engineering activities. He has 20 employees that report to him plus subcontractors and an offshore team. He works on three things: works with the sales team since he is the first technical point of contact for most of the ChaiOne clients, works with projects if issues come up, and...

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6 Tips To Build A User-Centered Design Department At Your Company

3 minutes read

UX, UI and UCD are the buzzwords in the tech industry today. ChaiOne’s success and clientele list is a testament that this mentality and type of work is now permeating into enterprise software. Many enterprise companies are creating UCD departments responsible for sprinkling “UX” into the design of internally developed software. This is great, but it comes with challenges, often in the form of other departments and groups being resistant to change that limits the effectiveness of user-centered...

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ChaiOne Employee Spotlight: Joe Southern

6 minutes read

Joe Southern

Manager of Engineering at ChaiOne

This month’s ChaiOne Employee Spotlight is on Joe Southern, a Manager of Engineering at ChaiOne. As a Manager of Engineering, Joe is responsible for managing a team of application or front end/back end engineers that are responsible for the organization's development projects. He works collaboratively across the organization, assigns and allocates team resources, and sets the delivery schedule to meet client requirements. He provides technical...

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