Walking the Camino de Santiago: Wendy’s Courage Story

Imagine going on a trip, solo, to a foreign country, then hiking 110 kilometres (68 miles) over six days, sometimes in the middle of nowhere with strangers from all over the world. Our very courageous Wendy Leblanc did just that! Wendy is Dovico’s international product and implementation specialist, who you most likely have come into contact with if you did any timesheet business with us outside of North America. Where did Wendy go? Wendy took…

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Engage Employees Faster by Removing the Barriers to Courage

Have you put yourself in the shoes of your most disengaged employees? If you did, you would likely see that they’re not challenging themselves at a personal level. What are the barriers that are preventing them from being their best, most courageous selves? Offering a company benefit that removes barriers to courage could be the key to re-engaging employees. If you had no barriers holding you back from doing something you’ve always wanted to do,…

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How to Create Amazing Company Culture by Watching Ants

Ants are fascinating creatures. What I’m about to propose may make you itch and squirm a little in your chair, but I hope it’s because you are itching and squirming your way to make a change in your company culture! I’m sorry in advance if this blog post makes you feel uncomfortable, but here is what ants teach us about amazing company culture. According to a recent report, 1 in 3 (28%) of executives report…

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Organizational Psychology 101: The 6 Traits of Dynamic Company Culture

Your job is more than just a place to make money. You put time into your work, hoping that at some time, your efforts will make a meaningful impact. To make time at work meaningful, your community at work has to feel right. Organizational psychology has to be a priority and a commitment to the six traits of dynamic company culture. Key takeaways: 71% of employees are not engaged in their work. Bad company culture…

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7 Lessons You Can Use to Grow a Business That Lasts

In today’s lightning-fast consumer-driven economy, organizational loyalty often takes a back seat to bigger paycheques and higher profits. Companies rise and fall; startups are sold. The average lifespan of an S&P Company used to be 60 years in the 1950s, now, it’s down to 20. CEO’s of startups are planning their exits before they even enter the front door. That’s not you; a quick exit doesn’t interest you. Your goal is to grow a business…

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Company Culture Should Feel Like Home

I was on my way out of the Dovico building when I heard my colleague Diane say “Are you heading back to PEI today? I don’t know how you do it travelling back and forth for work.” Without hesitation, I replied, “It’s not work to me; it’s visiting my family here!” To put this into context, I live about an hour and a half away, and I travel into the office two to three days…

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Dovico Cares: Leading with Love Helps Our Community

With a world wrapped up in targeted marketing, increasing exposure and sales, its no wonder most of us are tired of hearing that a company is “giving back.” What exactly are they giving back? What did they take in the first place? It all comes down to intention.   I’ll admit, it was difficult to write this blog post about Dovico Cares. I didn’t want it to come off sounding like another sales pitch or…

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Dovico Now Offers Staff a “Fur” ternity Leave!

There is no such thing as having a home life and work life, we have a life. Owning a pet can be a significant life enhancer. Those of us who own them, certainly recognize the benefits a pet can bring to our lives. From socializing to physical and mental health aids, pets bring so much more to our lives than just fur and purrs. There is no such thing as having a home life and…

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Lead With Kindness, Leads to a Better Work Life

As the great Joe Cocker said in a lyric: “I get by with a little help from my friends.” I texted our CEO one evening and asked him if I could talk to him about kindness, maybe over coffee outside the office. He replied, “let’s go hike Fundy at 5 am!” It all started when I realized that I was not kind.  In this world, I know that I have more of myself to give,…

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Dovico Summer Staff Party – 25th Anniversary

Yes, we have staff that are as old as our company! This summer, Dovico celebrated its 25th birthday! An unheard of amount of years for a company founded in information technology age. We usually don’t need much reason to have a celebration, but celebrating a quarter-century anniversary in business deserved a huge birthday party! On a beautiful July day, we had all our staff -complete with families in tow- for a good old-fashioned back-yard get…

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