A Cultural Event That You Should Not Miss

Summer in Cyprus is the season of festivals. In every part of the island people are getting together to celebrate, eat, drink and enjoy the music. Each village, organises its own festival once a year aiming to encourage people to visit the area and to introduce them its local products.

Lefkara is a village with a big reputation and a lot of character; is where the Cypriot folk needlecraft art is born – the famous “lefkaritiko”, therefore the festival being held these days drew our attention.

The festival has began on the 9th of August and will end on the 18th. Apart from the music and dance shows that will take place in the following days, a street food festival will be held on the last day of the event.

In Polarity Technologies Ltd we love cultural events, because through them we come closer to our roots and learn more about our cultural heritage.

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The Team of Polarity Technologies is Leaving For China . . . Again

We are leaving for Beijing again. If you follow our blog you already know that the group of companies in which  Polarity Technologies Ltd belongs to, encourages  and supports travelling.

As part of an international group of companies, we often get the chance to travel to other countries to visit people we work closely with. This includes our friends at EightPoint Technologies Ltd. Sezc. which is located in Cayman Islands, our friends at Spigot Inc.  which is located in Florida and Kansas City and of course the people from Genimous, our parent company, which is located in Beijing.

This way we develop and maintain excellent relationship between us, which help us to operate more efficiently as a group.

Although the mentality of most local companies is more conservative when it comes to employees perks, Polarity Technologies Ltd has its own people-oriented  culture. Invests heavily in people and team building because it acknowledges that people and strong teams is where success is coming from.

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We are Free to Leave on August…Or Not

The third week of August is here. Most of the companies in Cyprus are closed during this time of the year, and some have even been closed since the first week of the month. The hot weather calls for exotic cocktails by the beach and party under the moonlight.

Some of us here in Polarity Technologies Ltd, have decided to take our annual leave on August and enjoy our holidays at the seaside where others, prefer to keep it for later.

Here in Polarity Technologies Ltd we offer freedom of choice in many aspects. Flexible schedule and dress code are only some of them.

More than this, we allow our staff members to choose freely when they will use their annual leave.

Forcing employees to take off on specific dates, using their annual holiday entitlement, is a common practice of Cyprus’ companies, especially during August.

In Polarity Technologies Ltd we understand that each person has different needs and we respect that. People are free to request annual leave at any time of the year based on their personal preferences.

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Open Work Space was a Major Change. Did PolariTeam Like it?

Moving to a new office brought several changes to our routine, not only as individuals but as a team too. A major one was that we moved from private offices to open office space. Highly successful tech companies have their employees working in open office spaces, however there is a massive debate about whether this model makes teams more productive or less.

Here is what happened with Polarity Technologies.

Although while working in private offices we were more focused and protected from distractions, it kept us isolated.

By repetitively doing what you already know, following the exact same path each time, it does make you faster but does not allow you to evolve much.  The friction with other minds does; the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

We would probably move quicker if we were isolated. But sharing knowledge, ideas and different points of view help us grow and discover new paths.

”Alone you go fast, together you go far”.

Be in the same room 40 hours a week brought us much closer as a team … and yes, we love it!

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PolariTeam’s First Official Game Of Darts

Apart from modern and bright our new office has one more …advantage.

It’s called ”Recreation Area”! When we received the initial floor plan we were super excited at the prospect of having an area that feels like home, so we made sure that the end result would look (and feel) even better.

Surrounded by large windows and  filled with cosy furniture, is the place where we have our lunch, take breaks, de-stress ourselves and play games.

A couple of days ago our dart board arrived, so we have decided to schedule a game.

Polarity Technologies first, official game of darts!

The perfect time to do that was on Friday afternoon. After taking a shot, to share our excitement and enthusiasm about our new office, it was time for us to play.

There are many different dart games, as you might already know. We have chosen to play Killers. The two accountants, Alexandros and Gina made it to the final round, and Gina was the big winner!

We love our little perks and team activities, especially now that we have our own playroom.

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The 1st Vegan Festival is Coming

Cyprus is well known for its amazing cuisine and delicious traditional dishes, most of them containing meat. In other European countries people are more familiar with vegetarianism and veganism definitely more than we are, here in Cyprus. For those people who want to know more about vegan diet and for those few that are already vegans, we have good news!

The 1st Vegan Festival is coming.

The Vegan Fam Festival, will take place in September at Psematismenos in Larnaca.

The festival aims, according to CheckIn, to make people more familiar with veganism and show that is easy, delicious, healthy and affordable.

PolariTeam is very excited to attend this event, which will take place on the 14th of September at ”Parko Aionovion Elion”. During the event we will try unusual but and super-interesting dishes and sweets, and we will participate to seminars and workshops!

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Enjoying Authentic French Flavors at The Comfort of Our New Office

For most people Monday is the least favourite day of the week and especially during summer. Almost every adult person living in Cyprus is spending his weekends chilling at sandy beaches and  drinking exotic cocktails. It’s hard to head to the office after that, isn’t it?

However, Polarity Technologies knows how to make Mondays more pleasant. Every Monday and Wednesday we get catered meals of our choice.

Yesterday we found out that PAUL, the well-known french restaurant, has started to deliver so we didn’t miss the chance to try its new dishes. You now that we are foodies, right?

What we liked the most was the shrimp salad with avocado and quinoa. Light and delicious. Perfect for the hot weather.

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Our New Office Before and After!

Moving into a new office was a big project for PolariTeam. However, we have managed to operate perfectly as a team and get the work done. The specific project was requiring a lot of coordination and many big & little things to be done at a certain time.

Considering that almost every item in the office is brand new, a significant amount of time was required for research, purchasing, administration work and of course brainstorming. Thankfully the accountants of Polarity Technologies can be creative too!

We have picked conference room furniture, new desks and chairs, electrical appliances (this includes a new Nespresso machine, perfect for difficult mornings) and a modern, tailor-made bar table for our lunch breaks.

Although there are still few more little things to be done, we have come a long way and we are positive that the end result will worth the hassle. Every and each one of us has put effort, time and of course their own personal touch to this new place. Our new office, is our little kingdom. Here is where we spend the biggest part of the day. In here we create, we pursue our goals and we evolve.

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This is How we Keep PolariTeam Healthy

Sitting 8 hours straight, 5 times a week is not the best that you can do for your body and physical health.

Staying on your feet while working can be beneficial for your health. That’s why the desks we bought for our new office are height adjustable! This way we can work while standing if we feel like it and for as long as we want.

Researches have shown that standing instead of sitting during working time helps people stay healthy, maintain a healthy weight and reduces their risk of stroke and heart attack, according to Healthline.

Polarity Technologies Ltd does not only invest and care in creating a working environment that is fun and pleasant for the employees, but also aims to provide the best working conditions possible to keep PolariTeam physically healthy.

Apart from the standing desks, Polarity Technologies’ perks are indirectly encouraging employees to do better choices for their health.

Healthy snacks and fresh fruits are available for us everyday. In addition, the flexible working schedule allow us to hit the gym or do any other sport we enjoy before or after work.

According to The Balance Careers ”Work-life balance enables employees to feel as if they are paying attention to all of the important aspects of their lives. It occurs when employees experience the flexibility of a workplace that allows them to pursue all components of a healthy life.”

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Instagram Removes the Pressure of ”Likes”

In an effort to encourage users to focus on connecting with each other rather than counting likes, Instagram is testing now a new way of displaying likes under the posts.

Likes in Instagram are currently a measurement of success. ”Likes” boost people’s self esteem, but what happens when users do not get the desired number of likes?

Instagram, has removed the number of likes shown under each post in some countries including Italy, Ireland and Japan so that the users, and especially the younger ones, do not feel the pressure to be ”liked”.

According to BBC, ”At the moment, Instagram users see a running total of people who have liked a post. In the trial, users will see a user name “and others” below posts.”

Instagram aims to encourage people to focus more on telling their story and feel less judged.

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