What Are Some Great Ways of Managing Energy Instead of Time?

‘Time Management’ is a term that many people use in modern business, but it is perhaps the most inaccurate thing to consider. This is because time cannot be managed in reality. Time is always fixed because you can have only 24 hours in a day and seven days a week. At best, you can strive to manage the time available to you by engaging in energy management.  As the adage goes, “Life is a marathon,…

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How Strong is the “Glue” That Holds Your Team Together?

A colleague of mine asked me this question a couple of days ago and it made me stop and think – what does it take to create a strong cohesive team? Is it the strength of the leader who can successfully motivate the members? Perhaps it’s the fact that a select few share a common goal and work together to solve any and all problems to reach a final conclusion? Or does a great team…

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Peering Through the Looking Glass: Salary Transparency – Is It For You?

It is every business owner’s dream to have a company that runs smoother than creamy peanut butter on hot toast. It is crucial to try and hire the best and brightest and keep those knowledgeable employees happy, but let’s get realistic here for a moment and take a closer look at something that is becoming an issue within many organizations and that is… salary transparency. Today I’d like to talk about this sometimes controversial aspect…

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Knowledge Worker: The New Breed of Employees

We’re now into an age of hiring what we like to call a new ‘breed’ of employees, specifically called ‘knowledge workers. Way back in 1959, management expert Peter Drucker coined this phrase to describe people whose main skillset was to ‘think for a living rather than wait to be told what to do and when to do it. They’re highly independent, confident in their abilities to do their job well, and need little supervision in…

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Workplace Engagement: How to Reconnect with Remote Employees

In a world reshaped by a pandemic, companies are forced to shift to remote working to keep operations running while ensuring that all employees stay safe and healthy. Remote working gives employees more control, improves productivity, gives companies better access to top talent and enables employees to maintain a better work-life balance. Despite the numerous advantages of remote working, it has challenged workplace engagement. And has many managers new to this environment wondering how to…

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Dovico Appoints Shelley Butler as Chief Executive Officer

MONCTON, NB. March 26, 2020 – Dovico Software, Inc. has announced that the company’s Board of Directors has appointed Shelley Butler as President and Chief Executive Officer. She will assume day-to-day leadership of the company.  Butler has served as Dovico’s Sales & Marketing Director and Chief Operating Officer since she joined the Company in September 2001. Yves Doucet, Dovico’s co-founder, has stepped down from his role as President and Chief Executive Officer and will continue…

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Employee Spotlight: Who’s Shelley Butler?

Who’s Shelley Butler? In every great organization, there’s a powershifter—someone whose purpose is to transfer power from one person to another. Shelley is Dovico’s powershifter. But instead of taking power from one person and moving it to another, Shelley helps everyone she meets to see the power they have within, and she does it with nothing more than love, dignity and respect. #LoveWins What does Shelley do at Dovico? By title, Shelley is our newly…

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Employee Spotlight: Who’s Felicia Flewelling?

A first impression is a mental image you form of someone you encounter for the first time. You create first impressions fast. Science says it takes only 1/10th of a second to create one. The accuracy of the impression depends on the genuineness of the person you meet. If it’s accurate, you’ll produce confidence in the mental image and, thus, trust in that person. Felicia Flewelling creates the best first impressions; she is genuine. She…

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Employee Spotlight: Who’s Trent Gallant?

Who’s Trent Gallant? Friendship is what social life is all about. It blooms from the bud of two people coming together through a common bond. Both people can change, but friendship only lasts if that common bond stays the same. Sometimes that bond can be made up of the friendship itself, and if that’s the case, it will last a lifetime. Without friendship, life is unbearable. We all need a little help from one another,…

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Employee Spotlight: Who’s Dominique Bourgoin?

Who’s Dominique Bourgoin? Every team needs energy players. Those who carry their weight on the field, but also add an element of surprise and excitement off the field. When times are down, energy players rise and take the lead. When times are up, energy players maintain the momentum. Dominique is Dovico’s top energy player. As Dovico’s user-experience and interface designer, Dominique is one of the few people that I know who are genuinely made for…

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