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It can only get better: How not to turn restructuring into a panic attack

Once in a while companies are being restructured, processes made more efficient, organizations redefined, and departments merged or, in a worst-case scenario, made completely redundant. Whenever management announces changes, the disastrous sword of Damocles looms over each department along with question “Who will get hit and how?”

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Failing successfully: Making mistakes takes practice

In some countries, failure is considered part of the road to success, particularly in terms of entrepreneurship – but in Germany it’s a taboo subject. You avoid mentioning it. According to common consensus, someone who failed just didn’t think things through, was either unobservant or incompetent. This is precisely the mindset that suppresses innovation as it leaves no space for trial and error.

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How changing your job can create an emotional high

According to a study conducted by the German Institute for Employment Research IAB (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung), every year around 3.4 percent of employees in Germany change their job. The slim majority of 52 percent do this voluntarily, but the other half (48 percent) are forced to change their position due to (prospectively) losing their jobs.

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Take your JavaScript learning beyond the classroom with these fun tools!

After a long winter, spring is finally here, so why not take your learning outside the classroom? Prop your laptop up on the beach and get some fresh air, while studying up on your JavaScript. Today we are highlighting some of the fun and user-friendly tools available for brushing up on JavaScript, preparing for interviews, or just learning a few new concepts.

Remote work might be the best thing you can do for your tech company

Choosing the members of your distributed team wisely and making them feel close even when they’re thousands of miles away can help you win half of the fight. The other half is a well-designed management plan that works both for you and your team – at least this is what worked for the team at Sematext. Here’s how you might want to go about it.

Some (not-so-) subtle signs you need a new job

10 professional red flags to watch out for

Complaining about your job is common, but it can be hard sometimes to judge what you should leave a job over. Kostis Kapelonis explains ten of the most common red flags that developers need to watch for and when they should start sending out CVs ASAP.

Profile: Elizabeth Joyce, Vice President and CISO at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

How to win the diversity battle: “By sharing my qualifications early in a meeting, it changed the entire dynamic of the conversation”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Two years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Elizabeth Joyce, Vice President and CISO at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

The upside of down

Will dev-focused education initiatives reroute blockchain’s path to adoption?

As the blockchain industry heads towards a greater state of maturity, there is no longer a myopic focus on the technological front, but a keen realization that mainstream acceptance has to be accelerated based on engagement and awareness. In this article, Edison Lim, Application Lead at Zilliqa, explains why the view further down the road will greatly depend on the path we take now.