The COVID-19 pandemic changed a lot about the way we manage day-to-day office operations. Agencies are navigating new norms related to a return to physical office spaces, hybrid work, and increasingly fully remote teams. When a large portion of your team works remotely, how do you recreate the best parts of traditional office culture online?
The #1 Most Important Role Missing From Your Remote-First Digital Product Agency (2023)
At Crema, we build custom digital products for our clients. They could use off-the-shelf software but choose to create something to fit their specific needs. Every now and then, we get the chance to create tools for ourselves. Here are two examples of lightweight internal applications that were built to meet specific needs at Crema.
2 Tools We Built for Ourselves: Why You Should Create Internal Products
Merging companies is hard. It’s a challenge for culture, brand, and technology. But it can be successful if you’re prepared.
Why M&A’s in Tech Often Fail
How do product teams work together to launch products successfully and consistently? How can you build an integrated, high-performing product team? While there is no magic wand that makes these qualities appear overnight, we believe that conditions can be created to sustain an environment where product teams can do their best work. These are 10 traits of a healthy product team and how you might go about incorporating these into your practice.
10 Traits of a Healthy, Integrated Product Team
Learn how you can show generosity toward your customers through digital products. With user testing, prototyping, and ADA compliance, you can create a positive experience for your users.
Digital Generosity Pt 2: Generosity Towards Users
Trust is the foundation of any successful product team. It's what all good intentions and results are built upon. This article is part 1 of our written series “Building Trust in Product Teams,” where we examine what is required for cultivating a positive, results-producing environment for your team.
Trust by Default
In February of 2020 Designer Mary Carnes decided to take a trip to Copenhagen to work for Crema abroad. It was both a means to scratch her adventurer’s itch as well as an opportunity to test whether our results-based culture would stretch across the globe and allow her to effectively work in a new environment. Mary share's her experience and tips on how to be successful working remote.
Testing Results-Based Culture by Working Abroad
We often get asked about our company culture. From the outside looking in, our results-based culture (RBC) might look radical. Crema Test Engineer Ashley Holbrook breaks down what it's like to work in a flexible work environment and the positive changes it's had on her work and her personal life.
Results-Based Culture: Making Better Employees & Happier People
Resilience is a form of strength that has the potential to transform our personal lives and our work. Crema's Office Manager, Laura Artman, explains how individuals have the opportunity now to build resilient teams for a bright and hopeful future.
Resiliency Loves a Pandemic: How Leaders Can Prep for the Worst
Finding the appropriate digital tool stack is just like filling up the toolbox in your garage. It’s about finding the perfect mechanisms for the tasks at hand. There’s no “one-size-fits-all” or Swiss Army Knife - each tool is precisely designed for a specific purpose. So then, what are the top few tools our organization could not function without? Check out this list of tools that can help virtually any kind of team optimize their workflow.
The Ultimate Tool Stack for More Efficient Teams