This blog is the second edition of a two-part series that expands on how Metis team member Mel Rubbelke is now handling the work-life balance as a new, first-time mother. The first blog post shares how she prepared for parental leave.
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Think back to the last time you were frustrated by a colleague, friend or loved one because they didn’t understand you and your ideas.
Were they over communicating, asking for meetings and calling or pinging all the time? Were they not communicating at all? Maybe it felt like this person didn’t...Read More
At Metis, we are fully committed to being a remote-first company, and, as a team, I have to commend us. We do a darn good job at it.
That’s not to say it’s not without its challenges. We’re still human after all, and even the most remote-savvy folks can find it challenging from time to time. But...Read More
One of my (many) new year’s resolutions was to take better control of my inbox and not return to 6,000+ unopened emails after a week-long vacation (which yes, is an unfortunate true story). Especially when only 200 of these emails were worth my time and attention.
My first plan of attack?...Read More
In 2017, I left my home in the U.S. to embark on a year of traveling around the world while still maintaining my job here at Metis. I adopted a digital nomad lifestyle, or in other words continued to work while traveling and not retaining a permanent address. While my year-long journey may have...Read More
We started 2019 off with a bang (as you should aim for every New Year), learning Metis was named to the Chief Marketer 200 for the third(!) year in a row.
We believe in the work we produce for our clients and seeing their success is what drives us every day. If we’re being honest, though, being...Read More
It’s not so bad on the “dark side.” In fact, it’s pretty wonderful. My career that led me to Metis had a trajectory that wouldn’t surprise too many folks in the industry -- a decade in news, a move to communications/PR in-house, then to an agency. There are tons of reasons I’m thrilled to be a...Read More
Client relationships are crucial for all marketing and communications agencies, as well as all businesses. I continuously work to build strong client experiences that consist of transparency and trust. As a fitness instructor, I have come to realize the things I keep in my mind when coaching...Read More
I started working in the tech public relations industry in 2007. I had just come from academia and was starting my first corporate job with a small, growing agency. I was determined to be professional. To me, in addition to delivering a high quality of work, “professional” meant being formal, and...Read More
It’s easier than ever to connect across the world, which makes every business a global one. There are no longer restrictions on when you work or how you work, as we have the tools to work from the most remote corners of the world.
As you travel more, either personally, as a digital nomad or to...Read More
Marrakech is an amalgam of cultures, architecture and experiences. The historic medina is rich with Arab culture and seems almost unchanged by time, while the Gueliz...Read More
Do you remember our Startup Saturday post back in December, which highlighted Lyft’s partnership with NuTonomy? After a brief hiatus, the company has resumed testing autonomous vehicles on the streets of Boston. They’re back on the road – but the question still remains: Do consumers trust these...Read More
It used to be that dog-friendly offices and unlimited snacks were the premier perks the tech workforce wanted. No more. Remote work is moving into the top spot. Check out Built In Boston’s recent article, “Want to work from home? At these 5 tech companies, you can.”
Interested in more technology...Read More
The first time I spoke to Caroline, I walked away talking about how she had the three magic E’s you want to see in any new hire: energy, experience and enthusiasm. By the time she joined Metis – shortly after that conversation – Caroline had become a great proof point for our remote-friendly cultureRead More