Teamwork, Pair Work

Teamwork, pair work.

Master Yoda says to Mace Windu, during Qui-Gon Jinn’s funeral in the Phantom Menace: “There must always be two, no more and no less. A teacher and an apprentice”. His reflection opens the door to the importance of working in pairs, the fruitful relationship between experience and the impetus of those who are beginning the journey. Yoda, as an excellent leader that he proved himself, understood the value of mentoring and the benefits in the growth process of any organization.

Work in pairs or business mentoring is a work philosophy aimed at enhancing the professional development of people in the corporate sphere. Teamwork and professional development are part of the values ​​and objectives that Hypernova Labs shares as an organization and has built spaces so that working in pairs is the gateway to all the talents we receive.

What is mentoring or work in pairs

Returning to Star Wars, a subject that is always fascinating and contains great wisdom, the figure of the mentor and the apprentice is always present in the story. The more experienced Jedi or Jedi Knights understand the importance of helping the younger and inexperienced as they begin their path in using the Force. Not only do they know that it is their duty but they take great pleasure in doing it, for the contribution it implies and the mutual learning in the process.

And in our world today, there is not much difference when talking about peer work or mentors and apprentices. Mentoring is a practice aimed at developing their potential and knowledge in people, through the figure of the mentor who advises, teaches, guides and helps the apprentice throughout the entire process.

It is based primarily on the experience of the mentor and his ability to transmit knowledge and guide his apprentice towards the achievement of his objectives. But it is necessary to make an important difference here: it is not coaching or technical training. It focuses on transmitting the vision of the organization, offering tools to overcome initial obstacles and encourage those who start the path to develop their potential and express their ideas.

There is no single type of mentorin

Depending on the conditions in which the work in pairs is established, there are different types of mentoring. In general terms, we can distinguish three basic types:

Mentoring one to one

It takes place between professionals of different generations but with much in common. They are usually agreed upon according to the needs of someone who wishes to learn from someone with more experience in an area.

Mentoring for new members of the organization

It is one of the most successful modalities today among companies that want to strengthen their new talents and make their entry a fascinating experience. It is usually structured around personnel with experience in different areas who guide new employees for several months within the organization.

Mentor-mentee pair work as a modality when hiring new staff has been shown to increase employee satisfaction and the development of human talent.

Two-way mentoring

It takes place between professionals with similar abilities but specialized in different areas. Its objective is the exchange and training of both parties in a complementary way, beyond the formal roles they occupy.

There is a variant that is reverse mentoring in which the apprentice guides and educates his mentor in areas in which he is not proficient. It is a process that breaks down generational barriers and greatly expands the sense of cooperation among the members of the organization.

By-Eliott Reyna-Unsplash

Hypernova Labs and working in pair

Teamwork is one of the premises of our company. We want that spirit of cooperation, empathy and leadership to be reflected in what we do on a daily basis and in each of the solutions we offer to our customers. It is for this reason that we are faithful believers in working in pairs with each of our new talents.

Each new talent is received in our organization with enthusiasm and is mentored by another experienced professional, who will be their tutor for the time necessary for them to start flying with their own wings.

The work in pairs in this process aims to:

      • Facilitate the learner’s understanding of their role and responsibilitie
      • Understand the purpose of the business and its vision
      • Offer the freedom to inquire about everything that has doubts and contributes to its development
      • Understand what the learner organization expects

      • Complement, with the experience of the mentor, the training of the apprentice in order to promote their professional development and contribution to the organization.

The contribution of peer work to our organization

The benefits for Hypernova Labs of this work model are innumerable. Among the most important we can highlight:

Increased trust between members of the organizatio

The fact that relationships are established, beyond the established roles, of cooperation and professional growth, strengthens the trust between the members of the organization, regardless of their hierarchical position.

Facilitates the process of identifying the employee with the mission and values ​​of the organization

The close bond that is established during peer work with new talents makes it possible to build and strengthen identification with the mission and values ​​of the organization. a company whose human capital feels identified becomes more solid and productive.

Faster in assuming responsibilities for new talent

new talents join faster and with a better disposition to fulfill their responsibilities

Improvement in the effective communication of its members

The transmission of information and knowledge under this scheme facilitates and optimizes internal communication processes.

Create a memory of the organization

Every business has a history of success and failure associated with it. The fact of turning the process of training and preparation of new talents into a mentoring, person to person, allows to build an organizational memory that is transmitted from person to person. An exchange of experiences between generations within the organization.

“Do it, or do not, but do not try”.

We are not trying to do something great with our talents. We simply do it daily. We have no doubts about its potential. We bet on their training and constant development, we guide them towards success and the rest is in their hands.

The quality of our solutions is undeniable proof of the success of our philosophy: group work, pair work.

Don’t try to find a solution for your needs. Find it without wasting time with us.

How to grow within a company and maintain the team spirit?

By-Gerd Altmann-Pixabay

How to grow within a company and maintain the team spirit?

Each of the employees of a company has its own objectives professionals, depending on their position in the organization. That doesn’t necessarily mean giving up your spirit and teamwork for your own best interests. On the contrary, team spirit is a key factor in business productivity and stimulates individual growth among its human capital.

The secret is to handle personal and group expectations with intelligence and balance. Encourage the career development of the members of the organization as a contribution to common success. As expressed by the concept of business synergy: the success of group work and team spirit is superior to that of each individual effort.

The nature of our work at Hypernova Labs is focused on work teams, cohesive and committed to their work. That is why team spirit is one of our most important values ​​and we seek at all times to encourage individual growth to strengthen team spirit and the success of the organization.

Strategies to grow professionally at the individual level

Every work team draws on the strengths of each of its members. This is how individual growth becomes a necessity for the future triumph of the team.

Individual growth is supported by the following actions:

      • Knowledge of one’s own strengths and weaknesses

The individual review of our strengths and weaknesses allows us a greater personal knowledge and is the basis for taking action. Weaknesses become an area for improvement while strengths are the basis for defining the added value that we can contribute to the organization.

      • Definition of goals and objective

Having a clear vision of where we want to go and the specific actions to take along that path is an excellent guide to chart our path of professional growth. It allows us to evaluate our own performance and make any necessary adjustments.

By Jack Moreh-Freerange
      • Be proactive

It is important not to settle for just carrying out assigned tasks. Team spirit and the desire to learn more every day are nurtured every time we take a step further in our daily work. Looking around at the possible areas for improvement, proposing ideas, demonstrating our creativity is also a way to grow professionally.

      • Constantly improve communication

An isolated employee does not grow professionally or nurture the organization. That is why it is so important that communication is a skill that is developed on a daily basis. This allows us to stay in tune with the objectives of the company, its structure and, most importantly, its needs.

It is essential to review the language and learn to use the correct words.

      • Always keep continuous learning in mind

Professional growth comes hand in hand with continuous learning. Try to keep up to date in professional training and, in the same way, open up to experiential learning in the organization. Sharing with other professionals in the area or any other and learning from them is one of the most enriching forms of organizational learning.

What are the keys to fostering team spirit?

As expressed by the concept of business synergy: the success of group work is superior to that of each individual effort. It is for this reason that team spirit and individual growth are closely related.

 

The keys to fostering team spirit are:

Effective leadership

A good leader is able to:

      • Motivate each of your team members

      • Get the best out of each person in your charge

      • Create a conducive work environment

      • Achieve identification with each of the organization’s objectives

Trust among its members

Reach a level of trust among its members so that each one feels safe when acting, making proposals and making the necessary decisions.

By Rawpixel-Freerange

Commitment and common vision

Having a shared vision of what you want to achieve generates commitment and awakens a sense of responsibility among team members.

“If you want to go fast, walk alone, but if you want to go far, go together”

So goes an old African proverb that highlights the importance and power of team spirit in all spaces. And in a company or organization of any nature it is vital to strengthen teamwork and achieve the commitment of each of the members in the achievement of the general objectives.

An employee who feels part of the team, respected by his peers and recognized by his superiors will commit to his individual professional growth on a daily basis. You will understand that each step you take in the direction of your own growth, will be a step that will nurture your team and the company in general.

Hypernova Labs has placed its trust in each of its employees, aware of the importance of building a work team with respect and commitment. Every day we strive to feed our team spirit. And we want to go further but by your side because our clients are also part of the team. It is time to close the gap and talk about what we can achieve together.

 

We can also be Silicon Valley: from California to Panama City (3)

By Pexels-Luis-Quintero

We can also be Silicon Valley: from California to Panama City (3)

Silicon Valley Panama is getting closer every day. For this reason, Hypernova Labs is preparing with determination and dedication to be an essential piece in this event. The technological development and digital transformation of Latin America is a process underway, as we saw in our second installment, and the outlook is very positive

In our native country Panama, the work to create the necessary conditions for the establishment of a space dedicated to research and development of technology has not been long in coming. Different sectors have made joint efforts to lay the foundations for this project that will be beneficial to the entire region and the world.

Digital cities and Latin America

In our region, initiatives aimed at promoting IT research and development have been advanced. Experiences such as the Digital Creative City in Mexico and the City of Knowledge in Panama show that the focus is on the technological development of the region.

Along the same lines, projects such as the Panama Hub Digital aim to improve and update Latin America’s technology. This initiative has the participation of government and private sectors and the support of the Development Bank of Latin America. It seeks to turn Panama into the center of technological innovation, optimizing interconnection processes in the area.

In March 2021, the Panamanian government signed the concession contract with Google Infraestructura Panamá, S.A. the installation and maintenance for 20 years of the Curie submarine cable. It will optimize the coverage of the country’s communications network and promote investment in the digital sector. One more step towards transformation.

By Pixabay-Panaquip

Hypernova Labs and its vision

At Hypernova Labs we define ourselves as a company focused on offering solutions to its clients based on the development of state-of-the-art technology. Our values ​​are:

      • commitment
      • responsibility
      • teamwork
      • honesty and transparency
      • empathy and respect
      • innovation and loyalty

We have a clear commitment to preserving the environment and our share of responsibility

Supported by these ideas, we work with dedication, ensuring the highest quality in each of our solutions, backed by a meticulous, reliable, safe work process that has the most important certifications in terms of quality today.

We serve the needs of companies of different natures and sizes, since each client is special to us. We are able to work alongside you in the project of your interest and also, adapt to your needs and offer you our outsourcing services that you require.

We have an expert team in the development of software for large industries such as retail businesses in the area of ​​banking, fintech, IoT, e-learning, project management and much more. Our Aludra Cloud application ecosystem is just one example of what Hypernova Labs can do for you. Only when it comes to electronic invoicing are we pioneers in the region.

For these reasons, Hypernova Labs meets the necessary conditions to be an active part and set the tone for the digital transformation in Panama and the entire region. We are committed and aware of the need to take a step forward and we work daily in that direction. Silicon Valley Panama is not a dream and we are building with effort, perseverance and a lot of emotion. Do not hesitate. If your vision is to be part of something big, of the technological future, we are your best option.

 

We can also be Silicon Valley: from California to Panama City (2)

We can also be Silicon Valley: from California to Panama City (2)

The vision of Silicon Valley in Latin America as a high space that offers the necessary conditions for research and development of technology is not an impossible dream. As we saw in our first installment, the development of a suitable field of this nature requires that multiple factors and initiatives come together to create the necessary conditions for its growth.

Latin America has faced multiple challenges in technology research and development. The year 2020 with the pandemic, has been one of the toughest challenges. Despite this, the year 2020 closed with a growth of 5.5% in relation to the growth of IT industries, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).

Along the same lines, the IDC foresees a sustained growth of 7.7% for the year 2021, which looks really interesting and hopeful. The idea that the digital transformation of Latin America is in a process without turning back is one of the reasons that has driven Hypernova Labs to continue working on cutting-edge technology. To be a pioneer and engine of a process that will bring core and enriching changes to our region and the world motivates us.

What does the future hold in technology for Latin America?

The IDC report, published at the end of 2020, estimates that by 2022 it will have 40% of PIB digitized.

Along the same lines, they establish 10 important possible changes in the coming years in terms of growth in technology research and development:

Information schema growth in the clou

They estimate that 75% of Latin American companies will change their infrastructure for proper information management in the cloud.

Edge acceleration

By 2023, the increased need to share information in less time, with higher quality and between different devices will drive the growth of infrastructure, applications and data resources that optimize this process with edge or border technologies.

Hybrid workforce

2020 certainly demonstrated the virtues of a remote workforce. By 2023, it is estimated that 60% of the first companies in technology matters in the region will commit to creating the necessary conditions for remote work to become an active part of the workforce.

Solve technical debt

Many of the technology companies, before the emergency of 2020, were ahead of launching products and solutions to the market. Although they filled the necessary gaps, this entailed a technical debt in terms of the immediate need to improve their infrastructure, which they must solve in the short term

Automated platforms

By 2023, AL could have automated cloud platforms, adaptive and self-regulated.

 

By Wallhere

Digital resilienc

Those companies that understood that rapid and necessary learning in digital matters was the way to overcome the crisis, will find better opportunities in 2022 because they have learned that changes are necessary.

IA growth

Latin America has experienced a shortage of IA professionals. The circumstances and the necessary technological growth will increase the demand for training and the acquisition of talent by approximately 225 thousand specialists. Likewise, the demand for the acquisition of IA start-ups among the main companies in the region will increase

ITC Ecosystems

The collaborative scheme will gain strength in the near future as a strategy to strengthen the development of information technologies. Thus, companies, suppliers and clients will work to strengthen their alliances and improve their services in areas such as bandwidth, security, collaboration and mobile services.

Union of information technologies and the circular economy

Increasingly, companies in the sector will direct their efforts to the construction of a work scheme where the environment is respected, and the use of renewable energy.

 

People matte

Last but not least point is that people matter more than ever. The growth of hybrid work during 2020 and the safe projection of growth in 2021 and beyond for remote work, imposes new responsibilities on the CIO. You must ensure that your work teams have the necessary resources and appropriate environments, as well as the required training.

Hypernova Labs and the Future of Silicon Valley in A

Hypernova Labs has spared no effort or resources in charting its goals and strategies to become a leader in the area of ​​software development and information technology in the region. But beyond leading the companies in the sector, our interest is focused on contributing to the digital transformation. If Latin America meets the necessary conditions for the development of spaces, in the style of Silicon Valley for research and development of technology, the benefit will be global.

We are a region with infinite qualitative and competitive advantages in the matter. Betting on their growth is the right choice at this time. Our human capital is professionally trained to face current challenges and is constantly updated. Business alliances in technology and agreements with government and external organizations can become the pillars to promote technological growth in Latin America.

In our next and last installment, we will tell you how Hypernova Labs and Panama work for the construction in the near future of our own Silicon Valley and why being part of our team and your business option is the right decision.

 

Schedule time with me