4 01, 2017

Looking Back on 2016

By |2018-09-07T13:52:33+00:00January 4th, 2017|Categories: Culture|

Metova’s growth didn’t slow down this year. If anything, it took a new direction. Last year we hired 117 new employees and opened a new office. This year, while we still did quite a bit of hiring and opened yet another new office, we also broadened our involvement in local educational programs as well as [...]

28 12, 2016
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Remote Work Strategies: Boundaries

By |2018-09-27T15:11:40+00:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Culture|

Between not having a required routine, home distractions, and lack of watercoolers to talk around, working from home can be challenging. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been posting about some of the strategies our mobile developers use when working from home. We have covered how location conditioning and behavioral conditioning can be used [...]

21 12, 2016
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Remote Work Strategies: Location Conditioning

By |2018-10-01T13:13:38+00:00December 21st, 2016|Categories: Culture|

Remote WorkWorking from home can be both rewarding and challenging. Our mobile developers meet monthly to socialize and discuss any challenges we encounter. This article is the second in a series where we discuss some of the tips and tricks that we have used in order to create routines and maintain a work-life balance. [...]

28 11, 2016

Remote Work Tips: Conditioning

By |2018-10-01T13:14:40+00:00November 28th, 2016|Categories: Culture|

When you do remote work, you don’t have the same natural constructs in place that mentally prepare you for the work day. There is no lunch room where co-workers are, no fridge to squeeze your lunch into, no smell of coffee wafting out of the kitchen, no colleagues hanging out by your desk to gab [...]

9 11, 2016

Metova: A Great Place to Work

By |2018-10-24T19:03:29+00:00November 9th, 2016|Categories: Culture|

We want to be the best place you’ve ever worked. Metova was founded by a  developer who wanted to build a company where he would like to work. While we have gone through several changes over the years, providing a good place to work is still of utmost importance. We listen to our developers and [...]

12 09, 2016

3 Steps to Conflict Resolution

By |2018-10-24T16:37:31+00:00September 12th, 2016|Categories: Culture|

As much as we would like for every relationship and project to be all sunshine and rainbows, there are always issues and conflicts that arise. It’s just a part of being human. Even though you can’t avoid conflict altogether, how you respond when it does occur makes a world of difference. Just like a bone [...]

13 06, 2016

It’s Our Birthday! 10 Years of Mobile App Development

By |2018-10-24T18:47:06+00:00June 13th, 2016|Categories: Culture|

This week, we are celebrating our ten year anniversary! It’s been an adventure. We’ve joined forces with A4 Solutions, built new offices, acquired some excellent companies, built our own products, and expanded our service offerings. Here’s a look at how we began and what we have achieved. […]

31 05, 2016

Make Remote Work Easier With These Tools

By |2018-09-28T13:20:10+00:00May 31st, 2016|Categories: Culture|

Being a remote worker offers a large amount of autonomy and flexibility, it also comes with some unique challenges. Staying focused, being transparent, and communicating clearly and effectively are imperative to success in remote work. Recently I discussed with a group of Metovian remote workers the tools they rely on. Although we found these tools [...]

6 05, 2016

Working Remotely From Home

By |2018-09-26T21:18:48+00:00May 6th, 2016|Categories: Culture|

Flexible working conditions are one of the many perks for Metova employees. With approval, we can work away from the office from every once in awhile, to a scheduled number of days per week, to only seeing the office once every couple of months. Managing communication, environment, security, and schedule are key to making working [...]

6 05, 2016

What does it mean to be accountable?

By |2018-10-01T13:45:18+00:00May 6th, 2016|Categories: Culture|

As previously discussed, being transparent is the first step in becoming autonomous. Once you have the knowledge and tools in place to be transparent, you are on your way to gaining accountability. From there you gain responsibility and trust. Accountability is a natural friend to transparency. A lack of transparency and accountability can quickly turn [...]

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