Working From Home

In an organization where you are valued based on your results, working from home vs. the office shouldn’t be a big issue. With webcams, Slack, online meeting software, cloud storage, etc., the drawbacks are minimal. Some managers worry about how their remote employees are spending their time. What if they spend half their day binge-watching… Continue reading Working From Home

Two New Year’s Resolutions

Today is January 2, the first workday where we get to practice our New Year’s resolutions.  Did you make any?  For Steelray, New Year’s resolutions take the form of annual objectives.  This year, we’ve made two big resolutions. First, we resolve that we’re going to do a much better job of communicating with you.  That… Continue reading Two New Year’s Resolutions

Women’s Empowerment & Bravery

We discovered another great TED Talk, this time by Reshma Saujani, the founder of the non-profit organization Girls Who Code which supports efforts to increase the number of women in computer science. Saujani draws attention to the tough issue of the gender imbalance in the technology industry. She recognizes aspects of our socialization that affect… Continue reading Women’s Empowerment & Bravery

Seven Business Practices that Need a Second Look

According to this recent article on Nautilus, there’s a long-held belief in educational systems around the world: Cursive handwriting is an important and valuable skill that should be learned by all children at an early age. The thinking is: It’s faster than manuscript It helps with spelling It helps with dyslexia So, cursive is taught… Continue reading Seven Business Practices that Need a Second Look