Category: Culture

“But I don’t want to be a CEO” — How Desmart created a human-first culture in a software company
Culture

“But I don’t want to be a CEO” — How Desmart created a human-first culture in a software company

Piotr Duszyński
Piotr Duszyński
  •     •   5 Min Read
Interview with the former CEO of DeSmart, Piotr Duszyński, conducted by Adrian Tomaszewski – People & Culture from DeSmart. Adrian: Let’s start from the beginning: how did you become a CEO? Piotr: DeSmart was founded in 2003. At first, I was doing my projects and working from home before it was trendy:). I was working,
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How do you work without a boss? Building a sense of responsibility in a non-hierarchical organisation
Culture

How do you work without a boss? Building a sense of responsibility in a non-hierarchical organisation

Adrian Tomaszewski
Adrian Tomaszewski
  •     •   8 Min Read
Five years ago, we gave up the hierarchical structure to build an organisation based on partner relationships. The inspiration for this change was the book of Frederic Laloux’s “Working Differently” and “The Boss, Who Has Time” by Andrzej Jeznach. The motivation to make the final decision was an important issue – the desire to build
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Does teal mean anarchy? Check what working in a teal organization looks like
Culture

Does teal mean anarchy? Check what working in a teal organization looks like

Adrian Tomaszewski
Adrian Tomaszewski
  •     •   7 Min Read
“Guys, your hiring process is so much different from the reality I knew until now” – these are the words coming from a developer after his job interview at DeSmart. Why is our developers’ recruitment process a game-changer? Why have we turned tech recruitment inside-out? Are you ready to discover the new and unique way
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This is How to Join a Software Development Company and Feel Great
Culture

This is How to Join a Software Development Company and Feel Great

Adrian Tomaszewski
Adrian Tomaszewski
  •     •   7 Min Read
“Guys, your hiring process is so much different from the reality I knew until now” – these are the words coming from a developer after his job interview at DeSmart, Polish software development company. Why is our developers’ recruitment process a game-changer? Why have we turned tech recruitment inside-out? Are you ready to discover the
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How to Boost  Employee Recognition with Slack? Create a Panda Bot.
Culture

How to Boost Employee Recognition with Slack? Create a Panda Bot.

Michał Golon
Michał Golon
  •     •   4 Min Read
Knowledge and experience sharing, helping out, and consultation — all of those aspects are crucial if you want to develop an efficient and successful team and maintain a good atmosphere along the way. It is also essential to encourage these practices between team members. How do we do that? By team appreciation! It’s only a
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How to Become a React Native Developer
Culture

How to Become a React Native Developer

Adrian Tomaszewski
Adrian Tomaszewski
  •     •   6 Min Read
React Native is a relatively new framework. The developers who work with these libraries come from different backgrounds. We have gathered stories of Frontend, Mobile and Junior Developers who shared their thoughts on how to learn React Native. Meet Kacper, Alex and Dominika: 3 different paths and attitudes, one aim: to start their adventure as a
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How To Become a Software Developer and Gain the First Commercial Experience
Culture

How To Become a Software Developer and Gain the First Commercial Experience

Adrian Tomaszewski
Adrian Tomaszewski
  •     •   3 Min Read
Software developers are currently in-demand on the labor market. As in most highly specialised professions, theory is important, but it is the practical experience that truly counts. How do you gain the necessary qualifications and skills to become a coder? How to enter the job market? If you are searching for some answers to similar
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How To Deal With The Competition? Love Them!
BusinessCulture

How To Deal With The Competition? Love Them!

DeSmart
DeSmart
  •     •   4 Min Read
There are more than 200 software houses in Poland. They spring up like mushrooms. A few years ago I realized that these companies have a huge potential to acquire clients from all over the world. Young, bold people with some tech skills started conquering the global markets. But it was not enough. There were some
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How to Build a Video Studio in 1 Day. Desmart After-Hours
Culture

How to Build a Video Studio in 1 Day. Desmart After-Hours

Piotr Duszyński
Piotr Duszyński
  •     •   < 1 Min Read
I love making things. As you know last year I started my adventure with video production for our purpose. This time I decided to go a step ahead and improve my skills. I decided to build a professional video studio. Part I – Inspiration I’ve found a great tool from WISTIA, but what’s more important
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