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Workplace Culture: Gender Equity at Blink

Workplace Culture: Gender Equity at Blink

Linda Wagener, Ph.D.

Blink is a bit of a rarity in the tech industry by virtue of its long history of commitment to gender equity.

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Workplace Culture: Understanding the Positivity Ratio

Workplace Culture: Understanding the Positivity Ratio

Linda Wagener, Ph.D.

Do you feel silly, amused, or fun-loving? That’s a positive emotion. Do you feel guilty, repentant, or blameworthy? That’s a negative emotion. Both positive and negative emotions change the way that our brain operates. Negative emotions narrow our perspective to focus on threats. Positive emotions broaden our field of vision.

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Workplace Culture: How to Improve Creativity and Performance by Optimizing Your Brain

Workplace Culture: How to Improve Creativity and Performance by Optimizing Your Brain

Linda Wagener, Ph.D.

The human brain is not wired to have an "on" and "off" switch for work and play—and operating as if it were will deplete one’s energy and creativity.

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Workplace Culture: How to Make Hard Conversations Easier

Workplace Culture: How to Make Hard Conversations Easier

Linda Wagener, Ph.D.

Even people with considerable power — owners, CEOs, board chairs — are often reluctant to have the tough talks that are required for them to achieve the outcomes they desire.

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Workplace Culture: How Your Brain’s Hardwiring Can Help Inform and Influence Your Career Path

Workplace Culture: How Your Brain’s Hardwiring Can Help Inform and Influence Your Car...

Linda Wagener, Ph.D.

Nature and nurture are both critical to your career path, and so at Blink, we focus on both of these in our employee development.

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How We Created A Thriving Culture By Measuring Data, Not Beer

How We Created A Thriving Culture By Measuring Data, Not Beer

Karen Clark Cole

In 2017, CEO Karen Clark Cole wrote about our evidence-driven approach to company culture in her column for Forbes. The lessons and reflections ring truer than ever in an unprecedented year.

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4 Reasons Why I Love Working at Blink UX

4 Reasons Why I Love Working at Blink UX

Brigitt Rains

Blink UX is a user experience research and design firm specializing in digital products. What really differentiates Blink UX is our research: All of our client and project recommendations are based on actual end-user observational data.

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A Recipe for Effective User Interviews

A Recipe for Effective User Interviews

Blink Staff

The ingredients are simple: two people, a quiet place to sit and talk, and a video camera to record the session. Still, getting the most out of an interview requires careful planning and a thoughtful technique. Here I share some insights that guide my own approach to interviewing.

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A Farewell to Layne

A Farewell to Layne

Layne Foit

Two weeks ago I made the hardest professional decision thus far in my career. After almost three years, I’m leaving Blink for another opportunity.

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How a Good Company Culture Can Get You Through Chaos

How a Good Company Culture Can Get You Through Chaos

CEO Magazine featured an article by Karen Clark Cole, CEO of Blink, about how good company culture can help companies survive and thrive in unpredictable times.

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Blink UX Wins Top Spot at Powderkeg’s 2020 National Tech Culture Awards

Blink UX Wins Top Spot at Powderkeg’s 2020 National Tech Culture Awards

Blink ranks #1 of over 200 companies to win Top-Ranked Overall Culture at annual Tech Culture Awards.

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Has Work Changed Forever?

Has Work Changed Forever?

Karen Clark Cole

The world has changed as a result of COVID-19 and social distancing. The new question emerging is not so much "how will we return to work?", but rather "how has work changed forever?"

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