Tell “Trouble” From “Different”

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How can you tell the difference between someone whose unique way of doing things is actually trouble for your team, or is just a new and different (but effective) approach? As your team grows, you’ll naturally start handing off responsibilities to other people. In most cases, you just explain how you want the thing done, […]

Tech Team Check-Up

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At Upspark our goal is to help Toronto startups do better. We help their technology teams grow and scale, avoiding the many common pitfalls that lie in their path. Many of those pitfalls are born in the communication between the senior leadership and the development team. Translating mission statements and business objectives into development tasks […]

Make Your Company Mean Something

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The importance of having a clear, inspirational mission statement has been amply demonstrated. Employee engagement is higher, customer interactions are smoother, and business success comes easier. It’s important, even for a fledgling startup, to be very clear on what it is they do, and why that matters. But not all of us are inspirational writers, […]