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Helping the Community in Southern California

The Perficient team in Southern California recently volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Second Harvest is a member organization of Feeding America.  As described on FeedOC.org: “Second Harvest Food Bank works through a network of more than 300 non-profit partner agencies and programs to provide wholesome food and fresh produce to more […]

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A Look Back at Life at Perficient in 2019 

As we reflect back on 2019, it has been a pretty good year at Perficient.  In addition to endless client wins, several partner awards, and unstoppable growth, our employees are thriving. And, oh yeah, there was that big bell moment, too.  The end of the year is a great time to check-in. Time to reflect […]

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How to Ask Good Questions and Why You Should

The value a question holds can often be found in much more than simply the answer. Asking questions is the key to learning and building rapport, especially at Perficient. No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives.  — Neil deGrasse Tyson Asking Questions Makes You […]

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Why I Love the Marathon Relay as a Company Team-building Event

Our company participated in the Colfax Marathon Relay again this year.   It’s a great event with the marathon broken up into 5 legs (6.5, 4.0, 5.5, 4.1, and 6.1 miles).   While I was running my leg, I started thinking about why I like running this race every year with my coworkers (mainly to distract me […]

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Are You Book Smart or Street Smart? Maybe Neither!

Back in 2011, I was getting to know my new team on a project.  I’m not exactly sure how the conversation started, but the question came up if we thought we were book smart or street smart?  So rather than make up my rationale for one or the other, I thought the best answer would […]

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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 […]

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How Do You Say That Again? Cultural Diversity at Work

I remember meeting the rest of my teammates when I started in IT and having to ask six out of the eight how to pronounce their names for the first full week. It was an eye opening experience, and I had to really learn to listen when people were talking to me so I could […]

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How to Be a Valuable Team Member

The transient nature of the modern workforce leads to individuals working with a vast number of peers and teams throughout the course of their career. Being able to build relationships quickly and earn the respect of your peers is essential for those who want to move into a leadership role. Here are some practical tips for how […]

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Tennis, Lync, SharePoint; Lessons in Teamwork & Winning Combos

I recently started playing tennis again after a long absence from the game.  My son is just learning how to play and I want to be able to play with him as he gets older. While I played tennis in (high) school in Ireland, I was never a particularly strong individual player – I had […]

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