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September 5, 2017 / 

Anneli L. Tostar

Using images to get different cultures on the same page at work

There’s a lot of buzz around “work culture” these days, and it’s obvious that the behaviors, practices, and attitudes in your workplace shape your experience and the kind of work you produce. This can be a tricky thing to manage and cultivate, but becomes even more complicated when you have people from very different backgrounds in the same environment. Navigating language is one thing. Navigating work styles is another.

In this piece we give you some pointers for where you might come across cultural friction, and how to navigate this and communicate clearly using images.

 

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August 8, 2017 / 

Anneli L. Tostar

How to improve teamwork with images

Picture yourself in an office. (Which, if you’re reading this at work, shouldn’t be too difficult.) You’re working on a shared document and adding to each other’s comments, but when it’s time to hand it in to the boss you realize your coworker Joel didn’t contribute. Of course, he mentioned a few ideas during the meeting when your manager was in the room, but did no legwork behind the scenes. You’re left feeling frustrated and risk sounding petty if you complain to your boss.

Unfortunately, most of us can probably think of at least one coworker who doesn’t pull his or her weight on team projects. Worse still, we may find ourselves not pulling our own weight, even when we know we can.

What’s up with that? Why is it so easy to drop the ball? And how can we make teamwork work?

 

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July 27, 2017 / 

Anneli L. Tostar

Why even "non-creative” people need to use quality presentation images

It’s no secret that design matters. By now–thanks to companies like Pixar, Google and Apple–consumers have realized that the devil is in the details, and small tweaks to the look and feel of products can make a big difference. But many people don’t realize that design affects every aspect of our lives—everything from your workplace to your Word documents and PowerPoint presentations. In the same way you notice when stairs feel too far apart, everyone (even non-designer types) notices when sentences are too long and words start to blur together.

 

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May 22, 2017 / 

Brad Hawkes

Overused stock photos that might be making your work look bad

When stock photos are good, they’re really good. But when they’re bad, they’re bad. Really bad.

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January 5, 2017 / 

Jullietta Stoencheva

How to make flat lay photography work for you

Social media is a constantly evolving beast. Just as hashtags, memes, and viral videos fall in and out of fashion, so too does photography. From an old-school sepia filter to a modern monochrome edit, there are countless ways of shooting and editing your snaps to keep them on trend.

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June 21, 2016 / 

Jullietta Stoencheva

How to make a wet tennis ball look like a galaxy... with your smartphone

Spinning tennis ball or spiralling galaxy? This shot by Ritesh Meena, a photographer from the Pickit community, captured the attention of many when he first posted it on Pickit earlier this month. He got plenty of follow-up questions from fellow community members, asking how he got the shot and to everyone's surprise, he answered: "I took it with my phone".

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