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Inktel Direct's 100 days of innovation and GiveMeFeedback.com

Wednesday, 7 September 2011 15:32 by Michael Olivero

Inktel Direct announced 100 days of innovation just about 100 days ago.  See their blog post for more information.  In short, various groups were created with the idea of applying Ideo's principles and create or change something in an innovative way.

I was designated as a judge instead of a participant, however I was inspired to go at it alone on my personal time.  I came up with GiveMeFeedback.com.  Give me feedback arose primarily from the desire to receive feedback from peers quickly and easily for pretty much anything. I copied the following short description from the site to summarize:

Most people have the desire to improve in one shape or another. Improvement, aside from formal and self directed means, relies heavily on the interaction and feedback from others. 

Traditionally, feedback is given every quarter or semi-annually within corporations. While this is a good for self-improvement, it's traditional and doesn't keep up with the "immediate" times of today. By the time you receive the necessary feedback, weeks and months have passed potentially missing out on other opportunities to apply such feedback, or worse yet, the feedback is no longer applicable and is either omitted or simply useless. 

GiveMeFeedback.com addresses the gap to request, give, & receive feedback immediately after an event occurs where feedback would be beneficial in a seamless and friction-free click-friendly manner.

The first phase is focused on person to person, a future update will allow for general anonymous feedback.  Go ahead try it out:
 

Farewell to Inktel interns!!

Saturday, 16 August 2008 22:07 by Michael Olivero
Every year we reach the sad moment where we say farewell to our interns. This is a farewell party we threw this year for them. Each recieved a plaque containing a certificate of appreciation for all their hard work.   In the first picture from left to right are: Lionel Perez, Stephanie Tamargo, and Belkys Fernandez.
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Birthdays at Inktel

Monday, 11 August 2008 20:26 by Michael Olivero
At Inktel we usually give surprise birthdays from time to time where many members of our company gather secretly in the large conference room and then someone lures the birthday person with some bait. This time around I had my iPhone with me and decided to snap a few. The birthday person this time around was Luis Gonzalez, VP of call center operations. Ricky Arriola, our president had the honors of luring him to the conference room with an impromptu meeting. These pictures were snapped moments after the candle blowout.
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Vista for business?

Friday, 25 July 2008 23:29 by Michael Olivero

Is Windows Vista ready for business? I was dealing with this issue for weeks with Vista until our network administrator suggested we do a clean install. Well after the clean install things got better, but still this should not have happened with a new computer from dell. Note, this was in the early months of Windows Vista official launch and things have gotten better since then with the service pack and other updates.

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Members of our Dev Team

Wednesday, 23 July 2008 14:08 by Michael Olivero
Here we having lunch at Inktel.  That's Jorge in the back and Rey in the front! photo
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Intern gathering

Wednesday, 23 July 2008 12:07 by Michael Olivero
Here is an impromptu meeting with our summer intern. Interns from the day they start working with us, they are empowered to take in responsibilities and tasks which are enriching and yet fun and memorable.

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