Posts Tagged ‘Communication’

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Improving My Writing Skills Through My Perficient Internship

This is the second blog in the three-part series where I will be detailing my time as an intern at Perficient. The first blog in the series discussed my goals at the start of my internship. One of my main focuses over the ten week internship was to improve my writing. Throughout high school, I […]

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Forget ABC: Make ABL a Top Commerce Priority in 2021

I’m sure if you haven’t seen, you’ve at least heard of the infamous sales scene from the 1992 film Glengarry Glen Ross. But if you haven’t, in this particular scene the character played by Alec Baldwin rants for 7+ minutes on why the under-motivated real estate agents should “Always Be Closing.” The scene itself is […]

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Built In Recognizes Perficient as a Company with a Remote Culture Built to Last

Recently, Built In, a well-known online tech community, profiled our own Vice President of People, Andrea Lampert, SPHR, to get her take on how companies can continue to build a culture while working remote that will last for the long-term. Her responses were both interesting and noteworthy, all the while shining a light on several […]

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Starting a New Job During COVID-19: A Remote Onboarding Experience

Starting a new job is a time filled with lots of nerves, excitement, and change. That first day you walk in the door, you don’t know exactly what to expect or what to do. However, as time goes on you become more comfortable, meet more people, and understand your role better in general. But what […]

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3 Tips for Effective Communication & Project Success

Communication is an exchange of information. Easy to define. Difficult to master. Problems caused by insufficient communication can be underestimated and hard to identify. Most of us “think” we communicate effectively and enough, but while too much communication can become overwhelming, it is rarely a problem for most teams. “The single biggest problem in communication […]

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8 Pieces of Advice for Starting a New Job at Perficient (or Anywhere)

Speaking From Experience… Our Employees and Leaders Spill their Secrets It’s not very often you learn exactly what to do when you start a new job. Luckily, Perficient is known to have outstandingly friendly and supportive team members strategically activated to help employees succeed, both at the start of their Perficient career and moving throughout […]

Effective Communication Leads to Meaningful Training

My last blog highlighted how proper stakeholder assessments can provide efficient planning and strategies. My next installment in this series will explore meaningful training, and change management adoption. It’s frustrating when change management gets called upon to provide training, and only training, with the expectation that is the only thing required for the successful adoption […]

Collaboration vs Communication

I recently read a very short article on CMO.com regarding “Collaboration vs Communication and Why It Matters.” The article makes some good points but could expound on the topic overall. Let me give you my take on this. We see a lot of companies today attempting to redo their intranet, development processes, etc. Almost without […]

3 Steps to Overcoming Communication Barriers

We often hear the phrase “Seek first to understand and then to be understood” or are told to actively listen. While these are important, often time it’s simply not tactical enough. Too often what we hear is skewed by the filters that we (and our audiences) apply. So how do we ensure what we say […]

7 Ways My 3 Year Old Improves My Relationships at Work

My wife and I met in college, married after 4 years, waited 13 years before having children, and we now have 2 daughters.   We have a 3-year-old (Maggie) and 18-month-old (Addie).  I knew that I would continue to grow as a parent, but had no idea the impact kids would have on my professional development […]

How to Integrate Custom Zookeeper with Kafka Cluster

The zookeeper is a popular configuration management and coordination centralized service supported by Apache. It manages the metadata based on a tree-like, hierarchical structure which make it respond quickly and integrally even in a huge distributed system like Kafka. It is required for Kafka by default, but most enterprises will have their own Zookeeper system. […]

How to Produce and Customize a Kafka Message

The Kafka became more and more popular as a famous real-time message delivering and communication system for a period of years. It was born in LinkedIn and contributed to Apache in 2011. Then it grew to be one of the top Apache projects. For now, it has been accepted by thousands of enterprises as the […]

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