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Michelle B on Product Management: What We're Learning

It started wanting to know more about status.iqmetrix.com. It turned into yet another very informative conversation about the role, challenges and amazing value being created by the Product Manager role and the thoughtful & humble Michelle Bautista!

Michelle B. on Product Management (13:36)

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Anson L on Making Law Accessible: What We're Learning

Anson helps us understand what it means to have a in-house legal team at iQmetrix. The team's guidance and advice is just a click away! Nevin and Anson would also like to remind you that these two non-technical people were on a winning Hackathon team. Glorious!

Anson L on Making Law Accessible (16:18)

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Landin M on Being a Tech Lead: What We're Learning

Landin shares honest, thoughtful insight into the work that goes into creating software solutions for iQmetrix.

It's impossible to make this interview 15 minutes! It's too good. Instead, it is broken out into two manageable lengths.

Part 1 (9:34) is a bit more focused on developer challenges and the dynamics of the iQmetrix work environment.

Part 2 (11:54) transitions into the responsibilities and perspectives of an iQmetrix Tech Lead.

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Gisele L on Juggling Family and Finance: What We're Learning

In an unplanned look into the reality of parenting during isolation, Gisele shares a glimpse into the challenge of managing work and family responsibility.

Gisele L on Juggling Family and Finance  (13:19)

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Emad H on Development for RQmobile: What We're Learning

RQmobile continues to grow its role in being the RQ experience for an increasing number of our clients. Emad helps us see the shifting and demanding challenges and bright future of RQmobile development.

Emad H on Development for RQmobile (17:36)

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Afsara C on Office Management Insights: What We're Learning

When all else fails, it's a good idea to ask an Office Manager... or look at a wiki or program curated by an Office Manager. Afsara confirms Nevin's suspicions that her role and vantage point results in a unique and valuable perspective on iQmetrix.

Afsara C on Office Management Insights (13:38)

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Mike L on Development Team Organization in Cova

Mike describes some Cova development processes, including an integrated, collaborative decision-making process that combines technical and business responsibilities. It creates tension... and that's a good thing!

Mike L on Cova Development (18:11)

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Vanesa C on Remote Work & Skills Awareness: What We're Learning

Vanesa is a relative newcomer to iQmetrix in Winnipeg. First, she shares perspective from her prior remote work and travel experiences. By the end, we get to see a small glimpse into why she's such a great fit for iQ and how much a new colleague can give us an energizing boost to help us evolve.

Vanesa C on Remote Work and Skills Awareness (17:38)

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The Psychological Safety & Confidence Connection

On the heels of the recent LEADS summit (our week-long training event shared remotely across iQmetrix companies) I'm doubling down on the importance of Psychological Safety.

At the core of many (all?) of the practices shared is the importance of building Psychological Safety - an environment where individuals feel it's OK to say and do what they feel is best - without fear of negative consequences. If individuals don't feel safe, we get narrow, homogeneous ideas and actions.

I can't do justice to all of the factors that go into making a psychologically safe environment. Clearly it's a process of growth and improvement, not a checklist.

From that complex web, however, I want to pick out just one tiny component.

Individual contributors give more to the system when they believe they have value to share.

That seems so damn simple I'm not sure I should write it down.

The reason I write it (and am keeping it) is because somehow work shakes our confidence. Despite the best intentions from...

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Aslaug on Hackathons: What We're Learning

Aslaug (Ace) found herself at the centre of iQmetrix Hackathons. Are we ever lucky that happened. Ace describes the valuable, business-relevant results that come from our internal competitions. Innovation can come from anywhere... and it can come with prizes!

Aslaug G on Hackathons (10:24)

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