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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How to Optimize Your Timesheet Menu

When going about our busy day, we want things to be more accessible and maybe even a little more straightforward. Giving meaning to our time includes not having to spend meaningless seconds looking for functionality that should be just there. Did you know that you can now edit your menu options in Dovico Timesheet? You can! If you want to remove Reports from your menu because you are not responsible for reporting, go ahead! If…

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How Slow Is Better Than Fast For Innovation

Innovation typically means we want something to be bigger, faster and better. Innovation comes from ideas. “These days even instant gratification takes too long.” – Carrie Fisher “Who can do one pushup? Two pushups?” Yves Doucet, CEO and Culture Coach of Dovico Software, asks his team during their weekly Monday morning staff meeting. Dovico Facebook Live with CEO Yves Doucet Some of the hearty and athletic types quickly and proudly raised their hand in excitement,…

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5 reasons you shouldn’t use Excel for your time sheets

Excel has its strengths; collecting timesheets are not one of them. Jessica works as an office administrator at a growing IT consulting firm. Like most office administrators, Jessica wears many hats. On top of taking care of the phone, she processes incoming payments, tidies the office, greets clients at the door and on top of it all; she manages the staff timesheet solution: a 15-year-old Excel spreadsheet. Every Monday morning, Jessica collects an Excel spreadsheet…

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Where to approve employee time in Dovico

Quickly approve or reject employee timesheets There was a time when effective employee time management was merely timekeepers gathering up punch clock cards, summing up the employees hours and then paying them accordingly. Now, there is a little more to it. With sensitive billing on projects and tasks being a concern, the time employees enter is more valuable than ever before, and it is crucial that the time entered is accurately saved. Keep all time entries…

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Take the guesswork out of timesheet entry

A programmer’s secret to improving his productivity Working on multiple projects, multiple times per day was a daily occurrence for Trent. He is a software developer in a small consulting firm of about 30 people. Being an essential member of such a small team, Trent spends most of his time working on many billable projects at the same time. Accurately recording his time between so many different tasks became a problem. If he waited until the…

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I Went To Jail, But I kept my job!

It all started with a little card; “Get Out Of Jail Free.” We all want to live consequence free. Imagine a world where you could speak your mind, share your ideas and just be yourself. Can you imagine a workplace where everyone came to work to put in their full effort for the good of the company and not worried about their egos and livelihoods? Children often live in a consequence-free state, their imaginations are…

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Project time tracking: what to look for

Make changes in how your company manages time and projects You’re looking to make changes in how your organization handles time and projects. But how will you manage to implement those changes? Making changes in your time management system can be a challenge and could include a multitude of questions. There are many considerations; after all, it isn’t just about you but equally about those that work with you. You probably have a system for bookkeeping…

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