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Local company examines changed nature of ‘the office’ as it joins the Accelerator Centre

WATERLOO REGION – Nine months after permanently moving to home-centred offices, a local solar tech start-up is using the workspaces at the Accelerator Centre to supplement its commitment to virtual space.   Boxbrite Technologies joined the Accelerator Centre’s TD Sustainable Future Lab this month. In October 2020, the company’s team photo was taken onsite at evolv1, …

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On Leadership

We’ve been having discussions about leadership in our virtual offices lately. Sometimes these discussions happen in one-on-one meetings, but sometimes they occur in our weekly tea break on Friday afternoons. “What do you think of adding the word ‘leader’ to our job positions?” @LeonKehl asked us one Friday at our team tea break. Some of …

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A RELUCTANT BUSINESSMAN

“Ontario social entrepreneur works to automate monitoring of solar systems Leon Kehl has worked for himself for almost 28 years, but only recently stopped flinching when people would ask him if he was a businessman. “Entrepreneur, yes. Businessman no,” he said. “My transformation over the last two years is embracing the label of being a …

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“Meet me in my office.”

Boxbrite Technologies is a relationship-based solar tech company that has typically relied on close trusted relationships, often meeting in person with clients. We also use Agile methodology, which emphasizes the importance of face-to-face communications and trusted relationships. In my last article, I wrote about refactoring the workplace, and how Boxbrite moved permanently to home-centred offices. …

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Tech company joins force with Ontario solar distributor

WATERLOO REGION – As the solar industry experiences unprecedented growth in Canada, alocal solar tech company has partnered with a Toronto-based distributor to optimizecustomers’ investment in alternative energy sources. Distributed Resources, a renewable energy consulting firm specializing in solar power, will actas a distributor for the software services that Boxbrite Technologies offers. “We’ll add value …

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Local tech company makes permanent move to virtual offices

“While many local companies look to their own creative solutions to weather COVID-19, local software development firm Boxbrite Technologies is making the move to a permanent virtual environment. Moving to a “home centred office,” owner Leon Kehl said that the company’s fourteen employees have been working from home since the onset of the pandemic in …

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Workplace changes may stay

“Along with many other changes to our lives, the coronavirus pandemic has perhaps answered longstanding questions about whether or not large-scale telecommuting would work. It does, because it’s had to. Research from Statistics Canada, for instance, found that 40 per cent of Canadians have jobs that could be done at home, a number that’s likely …

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