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Updates from Mobile Jazz Q3/2019

     
By on October 1, 2019 - 4 Minutes

This Quarter at Mobile Jazz

Hello and welcome to the fall edition of the Mobile Jazz bulletin, we hope you’ve enjoyed a fantastic sun-drenched summer!

Last year when we transitioned into a fully-remote company, we vowed to continue with our regular meetups and events. This year, we held our annual Summer Camp in the Spanish Pyrenees, with a record 38 people attending. It was a wonderful long weekend and we’re looking forward to our MJ University training week approaching in Mallorca at the start of November.

Mobile Jazz started seven years ago as an app development agency, and since then we’ve grown to become so much more, and it’s about time our website and branding reflected the software specialists we are. Over the past few months, our designers have been hard at work completely rebranding Mobile Jazz, giving us a whole new look and feel, and it’s coming soon. We just wanted to share a quick insider sneak peek here with you.


Featured

Peerwell: Building a Better Future for Surgery Patients

Thousands of people manage physical challenges with PeerWell, a Silicon Valley startup with whom we’ve built a highly intelligent app to guide patients through surgery.

The PeerWell app offers a series of PreHab and ReHab exercises, setting patients specific goals and tracking their progress. It includes range of motion detectors, allowing users to gauge the flexion of their joints, and a hazard detector to spot potential dangers around the home. This feature is so advanced that PeerWell has actually applied for a patent.

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Channeling the Spirit of Vasco Da Gama for the MJ Summer Camp 2019

A road trip story from our MJ team member Rubén Vázquez:

“It was during a flight from Tokyo to Barcelona when the switch suddenly flicked. As Calcutta slipped beneath my window, a colony of lights twinkling below the clouds, the memory of a dusty old history lesson sparked in the backroom of my brain.

I remembered the tale of Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama and how he had spent a year traveling to India at the end of the fifteenth century, braving all manner of obstacles to inch around the jagged African coast. And so, I began plotting my own epic journey, one which would take me across Spain, my home country, and give me a small taste of what those Portuguese explorers must have felt 500 years ago.”

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Insights

How to Retain Your Staff in the Job-hopping Age

At a time of near-full employment, with a booming gig economy and a digital skill shortage, it’s harder than ever to cling onto talented people. Research from LinkedIn shows the average company loses nearly 11% of its workforce every year. Over 1 in 4 employees quits within the first 90 days.

Employers will naturally view these trends with apprehension. No matter how long a person has been with a company, their departure has the potential to cause turbulence. If someone new quits, it paints a picture of disharmony that destabilizes more established team members. If the resignee is a company veteran, they’ll leave with a vault of knowledge which will take months to replace.

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Why Asana is better than email
Email is no longer fit for purpose as an internal communications tool

Why We Stopped Spamming Each Other With Work Emails (And You Should Too)

First off, a couple of statistics.

  1. You could climb Mount Everest twice in the time the average person spends checking work emails each year.
  2. Every single day, 70 billion work emails go unopened.

These two stats, which came to our attention as we were planning our company strategy, illustrate just how outdated the email culture has become – and why we’ve decided to ban email for all internal communication.

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Tools

Increase productivity and make your life easier! Here are a few of the great tools and tips we’ve recently shared in our weekly hangouts.

Nonviolent Communication

A Language of Life: A good read to improve many areas of your life.

UX Movement

A fantastic selection of articles and suggestions of good UX patterns.

Nonviolent Communication

A Language of Life: A good read to improve many areas of your life.

UX Movement

A fantastic selection of articles and suggestions of good UX patterns.


Last But Not Least

Source: Picture Punches


That’s all, folks. Join us again in January, when we’ll hopefully have a ton of exciting new stories to share with you.

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Adam Smith
I'm a frontend engineer and the marketing lead at Mobile Jazz since 2015. I love to travel and have lived in many countries across the world.

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