The Doviconian Review: 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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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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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJl4n9GLRuQDovico 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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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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Corporate transparency makes ‘cents’

It was my first day on the job; I was nervous and excited. What would the day bring? Did I make the right decision? There is no turning back now! Let’s do this! I stood in for my first ever Monday morning staff meeting at my new company. I was greeted with smiles and introduced to the rest of the staff. I was beginning to feel comfortable. It just happened to be the first Monday…

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