Metadot Blog

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Man looking at computer screens on a meeting

Zoom calls are something everyone has become familiar with especially during the pandemic. Whether its a virtual birthday party, long-distance family game night or just the classic 9 am work meeting - Zoom has become a more consistent part of our daily lives. It has allowed companies to keep operati...

Woman sitting on top of a computer looking at reviews

Evaluation is an essential and crucial part of business. It drives change and areas of opportunity, and is what separates a company from being average to amazing. What is great about 360 Reviews is it gives the opportunity to go full-circle. Each person - no matter the position, is given the opportu...

Two coworkers working together on a project

As professionals, everyone can relate to the new job nerves and excitement that comes with the start of a new opportunity. There are so many colleagues to meet, procedures to learn, and paperwork to complete. In a physical environment, this process can be difficult enough. Accomplishing a successful...

Man looking at a pie chart

Success is a major goal that each individual and organization strives to achieve. It has many different layers, and interpretations - from an individual level to company wide. Based on studies from the Empirical Software Engineer team, as well as the methodology behind Deep Work, there have been fou...

Woman sitting at table completing work

I have faced challenges in my ability to focus for long periods as long as I can remember. From studying for tests in academics, to writing blog posts in my professional career - it is rare an activity can keep my focus without fidgeting or side-thoughts taking control. Being born into a world immer...

Man sitting next to large coffee cup

As we entered another lock-down cycle amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, we knew that this was going to create challenges for everyone. Remote work certainly has its positives, but we knew that the lack of social interaction, and the ability to draw the line between work and home life - would become incr...

woman looking at a variety of clothing options

The pandemic has made many companies trade the norm of button-ups and blazers to lounge pants and t-shirts. This is not necessarily a negative, many people love the comfortability and flexibility that comes with remote work attire. However, after weeks of working from home with failure to establish ...

two people working on computers with graphs

We have all been there. The work day meetings that seem to last hours, and content that leaves you more confused than when you started. It is common for employees to have these feelings towards meetings, and they uphold this reputation in a variety of workplaces. Based on a study from The Business J...

Busy girl behind her pc while calling someone

With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and the global shift to working remotely, many companies have struggled with the inorganic transition from a collocated work environment to independent homeoffices. At Metadot, we have established an acronym that takes into account the vital responsibilities o...

Girl in front of her pc with plants next to her

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, I worked in a variety of workplaces. Some were hands-on with teams of 70 plus people, while others were small local businesses - but what each of them had in common was the traditional collocated work environment. This meant days in the office, working with team members...