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Why feedback is not equal to feedback: how to give and receive it constructively

We can all universally agree that feedback culture is important to a company’s development, as giving and listening to the observations made by your colleagues will allow you to keep moving forward individually and as an organization. But one comment can be incomparable to another and can even be damaging to the person who received it. In the worst-case scenario, it can even negatively influence the professional relationship between two or more people, and even the whole atmosphere in the company.

So, it is important to properly give and receive feedback, making sure that the observations...

(Re)starting my own and my team‘s engine
Jūratė Endriukaitienė Customer Support Team Lead at Voltas IT

After the practical leadership training course a couple of weeks ago, one of the most distinct memories was following a day full of learning and analysis about leadership was that my inner engine kicked into a higher gear. I just wanted to use the knowledge I have gained throughout the three days and use the theoretical and practical information right here and right now.

But the question is how do I, as a team leader, restart my colleagues’ engines daily and when delegating tasks? After all, you can assign...

it’s okay to feel like s**t
Rytis Beresnevicius Content Creator at Voltas IT

Whatever phrase you use to describe the current state of affairs globally, the world has been going through a lot lately. We have lived through the new normal, the new reality, the uncertainty, the unfamiliarity of the situation, for the past two and a half years and it has not been a pleasant time for anybody, as society came apart, standing on two separate sides of a fault.

Information became one of the best-selling items, next to disinfectant and face masks, as empathy was very quickly thrown out the window once the fake...

So, what does Agile have to do with Chickens?
Viktoras Valiokas Scrum Master at Voltas IT

May 26, 2022, was a fairly special day for Voltas IT and myself, as we organized our first event together with the Agile Lietuva community named “Agile, Manifestos, and Chickens: exploring philosophical questions”. The event itself, while focusing on the Agile way of software development, was about exploring the philosophical questions related to it, including the uncertainty that surrounds us in our daily working and regular lives.

As we attempted to link the old as time question of why did the chicken cross the road to the principles of Agile, Kęstutis...

Remaining motivated when climbing a mountain of tasks and code
Justas Žaltauskas iOS Developer at Voltas IT

Every morning, all professionals have a few tasks waiting for them in the morning as soon as they turn on their work computers. Developers, no matter their focus area, are no exception to the rule. Their code has to be reviewed, written, tested, and then shipped to our customers for them to be able to continue using our application with new features and usability improvements.

Still, facing what seems like a mountain of tasks in the morning can be quite daunting, especially if the list keeps piling on throughout the day or the...

Using new solutions to communicate about the core identity of a company
Gerda Micikevičienė Communication Team Lead at Voltas IT

On the last Friday of April 2022, the Voltas IT team celebrated the first anniversary of the company’s identity communication project – Voltas IT Atom. This project unifies everything who we are, what we are doing daily, and where do we want to be in the future.

It was a challenge to prepare an engaging and inclusive identity project and we took it together with a team of Designers, Organizational Development, and HR representatives.

Firstly, the Atom project – the 3D animation based video – was presented to all...

A Transparent Salary Policy – A Difficult Subject or A Question of Taboo?
Monika Sederevičiūtė HR Project Manager at Voltas IT

While many companies began dabbing their toes and experimenting with remote work over the past couple of years, the pandemic was a catalyst that undoubtedly changed the rules. The balance has continued to shift between working from home and the office, a major trend globally, as workers have enjoyed working from the comfort of their own homes. Another trend that has been majorly on the rise is sustainability, in its broadest definition, including sustainable growth of businesses with a major accent on the well-being of a company’s employees.

Undoubtedly, there is...