Employee Spotlight: Who’s Gerard Gallant?

Who’s Gerard Gallant? If I were asked to describe Gerard in one word, it would be “conviction.” I wanted to ensure that I was thinking of the right word so I searched for the definition of conviction, and it felt right. But by Google’s standards, the word “conviction” is outdated, so I searched for synonyms. The words that I found matched Gerard to a tee: confident, faith and principle. Gerard, our software architect and senior…

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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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Employee Spotlight: Who’s Carl Chase?

Who’s Carl Chase? Although Superman was not the first superhero character, he is what we define in a hero. An everyday person who rises to do unhuman-like tasks for the greater good of humanity. To anyone in Metropolis, Clark Kent was just a non-assuming journalist. But when the forces of darkness crept over their city, the red cape came on, and Superman prevailed. At Dovico, we’re grateful to have our own Superman, but we call…

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How Podcasting Can Build a Better Community

A community is a sense of belonging you get when you are in a group of like-minded people. People who you share common attitudes, interests and goals with make up your community. Podcasting helps communities connect and share those common thoughts and ideas. And when you belong to a community, you feel secure from the alignment. We sell timesheet software. So why would Dovico get into the podcasting business? Time tracking is a method to…

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Employee Spotlight: Who’s Benoit Lanteigne?

Who’s Benoit Lanteigne? Over the years I have had the privilege of meeting some incredible people while working at Dovico. Many people who work here are accomplished in their careers and in life; Benoit is no exception. While he is not one to blow his own horn, when you get the opportunity to speak with him, Benoit has many fascinating surprises in his story. While Benoit is a very knowledgeable software developer by day, he…

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Employee Spotlight: Who’s Estelle Johnston?

Meaningful business is not about impersonal transactions between two faceless entities. It’s about a group of conscious people serving another group of conscious people. Understanding and relating who each member of the team are crucial to building long-lasting and trusting connections between each group. The Doviconian Review is a series of short biographies of Dovico employees meant to bridge that relatability gap. Dovico would be nothing more than just another timesheet company without the fantastic…

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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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Inspiring Creativity at Work With Lego!

An idea can come from anywhere at any time. Creativity is not something that can be forced, at least not productively. We spend so much time trying to find creative inspiration when little pieces of inspiration come from everything we do. Recently, I participated in a staff meeting where many of my fellow teammates attended a weekend leadership conference called “Level UP Impact Conference” Dovico was a title sponsor of the event and Dovico CEO,…

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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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7 Best Practices To Help Your Team Manage Its Time For Productivity

We always equate productivity with time. Time is money, right? But it is not so much the quantity of time that we are so concerned with even though we wish there were more hours in the day. We want more value or quality to the time we have spent. Ensuring that every member of a project team is working to their best potential and are working to their highest productivity is a combination of leadership,…

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