communicationmatters

Helping companies understand cultural dimensions

Not understanding the way differing cultural dimensions can affect the way employees work, but also how countries practice business, can lead to miscommunications within teams and influence the success or failure of a business within that market.

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WEBINAR: The importance of soft skills coaching for today’s engineers

89% of software engineers say they don’t have the communication and interpersonal skills needed to advocate for their ideas which impacts collaboration, innovation, and upward mobility.

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Cultural differences affect international business

While English is primarily considered to be the universal language amongst international companies, being multilingual is an extremely valuable skill in a world where technology makes it easier to work anywhere, with anyone.

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From developer to founder: What I learned

For developers looking to become entrepreneurs, the transition often feels rife with uncertainty. Here are some things I learned at Microconf 2018 that helped me overcome some of that uncertainty.

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Without soft skills, technical education is stuck in the past

In the old days, an engineer needed to understand what was asked—and deliver. Today, that same engineer is connected to a fluid network of many people with complex and varying demands.

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Leadership lessons from a developer

How I stopped being awful at managing

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Hard skills or soft skills?: a chicken-or-the-egg situation

"There are significant business costs when leaders rely too heavily on hard skills and fail to use soft skills, such as empathy, during a crisis."

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You’re doing scrum wrong, and here’s how to fix it

By focusing all of your energy on estimation, burn-down charts, and velocity, while ignoring the first principles of reflection, experimentation, and continuous improvement, you have effectively become the opposite of agile.

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