Since a full-time job consumes such a large portion of our lives, it is important that we can wake up and look forward to work. In the hopes of encouraging a pleasant experience and taking advantage of everything there is to offer at TribalScale, here are 5 tips from TribalScale’s Winter 2018 coops:
1. Be Proactive
TribalScale is a place full of opportunities, whether they be technical, social, or career-related, there is always room to improve yourself. However, while there may be an abundance of opportunities, it is up to each individual to be proactive and take advantage of it. Instead of being asked to take on a challenge, offer to take responsibility for it. Instead of hoping for an event you’re interested in, plan it yourself. There is always room to grow, and TribalScale is very supportive of allowing each person to reach their potential.
2. Embrace Change
In such a fast-paced, Agile, working environment, every day can be different and holds new surprises. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing. By embracing the constant changes, one can learn and gain experience working in many different situations.
3. Learn from Others
An integral part of TribalScale’s success is the focus on a collaborative environment. With an open office, help is often just a few steps away. A challenge never has to be tackled alone. TribalScale’s team members are easily accessible and are happy to provide their knowledge and share experiences to help you solve any problem.
4. Interact with Different Departments
A project’s success relies on a diverse team with members in different roles, responsibilities, and experiences. Making an effort to understand the work of people in other roles allows for more efficient and effective teamwork, and a greater appreciation for the necessity of a diverse team.
5. Speak your Mind
With transparency being one of TribalScale’s three core values, it goes without saying that one should not be afraid to voice their thoughts and opinions. TribalScale isn’t a company where you have to be afraid of repercussions for voicing any thoughts or concerns. Everyone is encouraged to share their opinions with whomever it may concern. This transparency and value of feedback helps TribalScale progress and succeed.
Thank you to Ben Chapman-Kish, Jenny Jin, Kanika Dutta, and Lindsay Elliott for their helpful thoughts!
David is an Agile Engineer Coop, and Zara is a Marketing Coop. They both joined TribalScale in the Winter 2018 term. Zara is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics at the University of Waterloo, where David majors in Computer Engineering. Outside of their internships, both enjoy travelling. Besides that, David is interested in cooking, and Zara is passionate about visual art.