When In Time Tec co-founder and CEO Jeet Kumar first moved to the United States at 27 years old, he landed in LA with $120 in his pocket. He was in a small apartment with a few other people in similar situations: fresh off a plane, armed with years of education and experience in the tech field, and working with a recruiter to find jobs stateside. There was no telling where Jeet would end up; a job could come up in small-town Maryland or at a high-rise in California. It was dependent on the recruiter and the companies they were working with. Within a few months, Jeet got a call. “There is an opportunity at HP, Inc. in Boise, Idaho.” He packed up what little he had with him and moved to the Treasure Valley. It was here where his kids were born, where he built a life and a family. It was here Jeet built a community and networked. It was at HP where he met Dan Puga, who would eventually become his business partner and co-founder of In Time Tec. Dan grew up in Greenleaf, about an hour outside Boise. He met his wife in kindergarten and they (very much later) married and started a family in Nampa.
Change can be hard. It can be especially hard when there is a change in the software or systems we use every day. We all know the groans and complaints that happen when Google changes its algorithm or Facebook updates its news feed. But what would happen if we never adapted to those changes? We would probably still be using AOL messenger and checking our beepers. Technology evolution is a given in the modern digital world. If you are operating on an old, outdated, or obsolete system in your business or agency, it is time to take a look at the benefits of updating, upgrading, and modernizing.
At In Time Tec, we understand that there is a whole person working for us. We have never been and will never be the kind of company who treats our employees as “cogs in a machine.” From our in-office gym to leading with love, we take every aspect of being human into account as we work with our employees. That is why we were thrilled when we learned about enhancing neuroplasticity and the core lifestyle habits to achieve optimal brain health.
In 2008, Apple changed the cell phone game when it introduced the first iPhone. It was similar to previous smartphones in that it had a camera and music player, but what catapulted it to the top of people’s wish lists was the ability to host applications. Users, competitors, and developers all took notice. It wasn’t long before almost every smart device manufacturer had its own app store with thousands of apps being developed every day.
1. Talk to someone outside the experience.
Saying what you are feeling out loud to an unbiased party can help it feel more manageable. It can also offer some insight you might not be able to see through your emotions.
I have been working with Jeet for almost two years and in that time, I have learned a lot about myself, the world, and connecting with others. When I started at In Time Tec, I thought I was a great leader. I thought I had life all figured out but, like everyone else, I didn’t know what I didn’t know.