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  • Feeling isolated, disengaged, like your manager doesn’t care about what you’re doing, or like your work doesn’t matter? You may be working in a silo. But what is a silo? According to author and management expert, Patrick Lencioni’s book Silos, Politics and Turf Wars, silos are “the barriers that come between different parts of an... The post Business Book Series: Silos, Politics & Turf Wars appear...

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  • This year, marks the first in Gliffy’s history that we’ve had summer interns. And what great interns they are! Anusha, Jonathan, Mingjing and Kishan—are 4 awesome, intelligent individuals who have been a great addition to our team. Here’s a quick introduction:         1. Name Anusha Chillara     2.Where you’re going to school... The post Meet Our Interns appeared first on Gliffy Blog.

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  • In the first two parts of our series on silo mentality, we hammered home the point that a company full of silos won’t last long. We discussed the warning signs. Now we’ll tell you how to break free free of silos. In this post, we’ll not only discuss theory, but also give you some tools.... The post Avoiding Silo Mentality, Part 3: How to Fix It appeared first on Gliffy Blog.

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  • In part one of this series, we learned that the silo mentality sucks. Not only does it affect how your company runs internally, but it also harms your customers. The longer this mentality is allowed to grow and fester, the faster your company will start to crumble from the inside out. We also discussed how,... The post Avoiding Silo Mentality Part 2: Warning Signs appeared first on Gliffy Blog.

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  • The future of the workplace may be no workplace. And that could be a good thing. You’ve probably heard about the pros and cons of remote work. Maybe your team is thinking about transitioning to a remote structure, but you have reservations. Or maybe you just joined a remote team and you’re wondering how to... The post Business Book Series: Remote — Office Not Required appeared first on Gliffy Blog...

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  • Silos. [Source: Wikipedia] No, not those silos. These silos. [Source: muhsinbudiono] Yes, the name comes from those large, grain-storing metal structures. But what exactly do we mean by silos and silo mentality when it comes to the working world? And why are they such a problem? According to Investopedia, silo mentality is: “An attitude that... The post Avoiding Silo Mentality Part 1: Why Are They...

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  •   Catered for teams to keep context and stay connected. Over the past ten years,  we’ve seen thousands of businesses use Gliffy to communicate better. From mom-and-pop shops to household names like Pixar, Nasa and Apple. Our product is a core part of teams maintaining context and staying connected to their tasks and teammates. But,... The post Meet Gliffy’s new Enterprise plan appeared first on Gl...

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  • Many people know the instant confusion that sets in when you visit a new country and can’t speak the language. But even if you can’t read the signs posted around the airport, there are a few symbols you can instantly recognize. If you’re hungry you may find yourself gravitating towards this symbol. Or if you... The post Cavemen Drawings to Board Rooms: The Power of the Diagram appeared first on Gl...

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  • When the engineering team at your software company uses diagrams to share ideas, they’re building off of the oldest trick in the book. People have been using drawings to communicate for at least 35,400 years. The world’s very first picture is of a babirusa that was once native to the area in Sulawesi, Indonesia—where this...

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  • Enjoy our weekly roundup of the techiest tech news from the interwebs. Shiny, New Things Check out these 20 cool tech presents for pops. New Development WebAssembly or wasm is a new portable, size- and load-time-efficient format suitable for compilation to the web. 4 Good 2 Know This app uses artificial intelligence to turn design mockups into source...

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  • Webassembly, a new load-time-efficient format suitable for the web, GitHub for Atom, the truth behind Facebook's scary reach into our privacy and more in this week's Gliff Notes.

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  • When the engineering team at your software company uses diagrams to share ideas, they’re building off of the oldest trick in the book. People have been using drawings to communicate for at least 35,400 years. The world’s very first picture is of a babirusa that was once native to the area in Sulawesi, Indonesia—where this...

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  • Running a company is never easy. Trying to start one and keep it afloat is even harder. If you’ve ever thought of running your own company, you need to be aware of how to avoid all the common pitfalls that you will be fighting against. There’s no playbook that can apply to every new company,...

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  • “I find Gliffy to be a worthwhile and feature-packed alternative to Visio, especially for those on the go. The price point is stepped appropriately for different needs and results are impressive.”— Dana Mikkelsen, Lead IT Analyst, Sanford Health

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  • …so that I can get back to what I’m paid for: writing great code. tl;dr Summarize (in a tl;dr section like this!). Use great free tools to get screenshots and visual aids. Use keyboard shortcuts and your copy/paste buffer efficiently to avoid intermediate files whenever possible. Too Long; Didn’t Read The purpose of a tl;dr...

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  • Microsoft's answer to the Echo, Facebook's Prepack, Scary Internet threats, PixiJS and "the Devil's Guide to Silicon Valley"

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  • Software companies aren’t the only organizations that lean on diagrams to help explain complex systems. Many businesses and government departments use diagrams to explain their different processes. The Department of Defense, for instance, is diagram-mad. Literally, if you take some generals’ word for it. A few years back, two diagrams from within the DoD made...

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  • Why you should be excited about Ethereum, type-safe APIs, Opera's new browser—Neon, GitHub's project of the week and more...

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  • Have you ever wondered why that one coworker spends more time gossiping than working and always tries to get away with doing as little as possible? Why is it that certain people thrive off of drama while others truly care about the team, while still others are all about us vs. them? In their book,...

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  • Enjoy our weekly roundup of the techiest tech news from the interwebs. Shiny, New Things Dying to get your hands on a VR camera? Insta360’s ‘affordable’ 8K VR camera is now up for pre-orders. New Development TV’s getting a high-tech facelift as Kodak introduces Ultra HD and 4k TV shows. 4 Good 2 Know Check out these Docker...

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  • Slack looks simple. Just a chat app dressed up in pretty packaging. Internet relay chat (IRC) has been around for 30 years, so anyone could put together a clone in a few days, right? As a software engineer you’re probably already rolling your eyes. Matt Haughey, founder of MetaFilter and editor at Slack, recently debunked...

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