Principal, Creative DirectorArtVersion
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Goran Paun is the principal and creative director of ArtVersion, a full-service creative agency that offers design, visual branding, and UI/UX services. Paun founded ArtVersion in 1999. He’s spent the better part of his career spearheading branding and design strategies, helping companies build authentic corporate identities that enable them to better connect with their customers.
Leading experts share 20 tips to help managers and their employees find a reasonable work-life balance that gets the job done. Even before the COVID-19 crisis took the world by storm in 2020, managers at most companies were not promoting the idea of a remote or hybrid work culture environment. But when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a shelter-in-place mandate, employers had to quickly adjust their traditional policy. Realizing the cost-effectiveness on both sides of the aisle, some companies have fully leaned into the idea of enabling employees to WFH and have never looked back while others continue to resist the idea when their staff members question whether they must commute from home just to sit inside a cubicle space. Below, 20 Fast Company Executive Board members weigh in on how employers can work with employees to find common ground and implement the right policies—aside from the current standard hybrid solution.
It's Women's Entrepreneurship Day! This year, WEDO celebrates 10 years of its mission to empower more women in leadership. Across a broad range of industries, women in leadership pour mentorship and guidance into developing their direct mentees or encouraging their colleagues to make sound business decisions—positively impacting the recipients' lives and future careers for the better. However, in the marketplace, it is not uncommon for women (no matter what level they have reached in their field of interest) to experience "imposter syndrome." If left unchecked, this mindset can hinder their potential growth and success in the short and long term. Instead, the key is for them to boldly redefine their narrative and career path before someone else does. Women's Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) was founded by Wendy Diamond in 2013. To mark its 10-year milestone, 20 experts from Fast Company Executive Board share the best advice they've ever received from a successful woman in business.
10 ways to bridge the communication gap (and restore trust) between department leaders and company heads. It takes a village to raise a company's success level in the marketplace. That is why it is necessary for teams to depend on each other whether the business is up or down, so they can stay in sync and keep the operation running smoothly. Building stronger relationships at work plays a key factor and can boost morale, which in turn, can boost productivity and encourage leadership and teams to collaborate effectively at all times. Below, 10 Fast Company Executive Board members each offer one tip to help department managers and company founders or owners develop and maintain trusting relationships with one another.
Having a hard time finding potential new hires? Here are 18 methods for you to try at your next event. In a picky job market, the right career fair at the right time can be a win-win situation for the potential employer and the job seeker alike. It can cost a company a lot of money, however, if they are not focused on the right candidates who can fill their company's needs—right now. But hiring managers should not solely rely on resume history—or if a candidate meets all 10 "job requirements"—as it's also crucial for the recruiter to find the right cultural fit and a team player who can help a department and company thrive in the long term. If you are scheduled to attend a career fair or networking event in the coming weeks or months, below, Fast Company Executive Board members each share one tip for leaders who want to attract the right new hires to work with.
Today's users are on the lookout for brands that radiate transparency, uphold integrity, and remain true to their core values.
Here's how thought leaders are setting and achieving their short- and long-term goals—creatively. You can do it too. Whether you are planning your business career and the goals that you intend to accomplish or are thinking about certain expectations you have set for yourself in terms of personal aspirations outside of the 9-to-5 hustle and bustle, it's important to develop a plan and put it into action. You should also consider the process of writing it down on paper to keep it on your radar on a daily basis. A vision board is a creative way to keep yourself inspired and flesh out your ideas and potential pathways to realizing your goals. To spark your ability to remain laser-focused and not give up on your path to success, experts from Fast Company Executive Board share how making a vision board inspires their determination and encourages them not to give up on themselves or their dreams.
ArtVersion is a Chicago-based, full-service creative agency that offers design, visual branding, and UI/UX services to help brands build authentic corporate identities that enable deep customer connections. Established in 1999 by Goran Paun, ArtVersion has won numerous awards over the years, including being recognized as a Centauri Winner for the 2021 Vega Awards and winning a gold award for the Art category at the 2022 w3 Awards. The agency has worked with some of the world’s most recognizable brands, from publicly traded companies to notable non-profit organizations. Clients include Exelon, Volvo, PepsiCo, Hilton, Caterpillar, Qualcomm, Jackson National, Morgan Stanley, TransUnion, Internet Society Foundation, U.S. Green Building Council, National Association of REALTORS, and Special Olympics.