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June 2019 Newsletter
Welcome to the azad technology partners e-newsletter. As always, we look forward to your feedback as well as contributions to make this monthly newsletter an effective communication platform for our employees and business partners. Please continue to e-mail your suggestions and feedback to  e-news@azad.com .
EmployeesEmployees
Benefit Reminders

Regence Wellness Program
Get rewarded and receive a $100 gift card by participating in the Regence Wellness Program and completing three easy steps by  July 31, 2019. Log on to your Regence Member Dashboard  and under "Wellness Tools", start logging your healthy activities.
401k Open Enrollment
As a reminder, if you are not participating in  azad's 401k Plan, hosted by  Fidelity Investments, and would like to join, or you need to make changes to your current account, you may do so during the upcoming enrollment period.

In order to participate or to make changes to your existing account, the necessary forms will need to be received by  Friday, June 14th. You may request the required forms by contacting  AZAD administration at  admin@azad.com.
Employee Spotlight

We would like to congratulate Mark Thommen, a valued employee and colleague on his retirement and thank him for the many years of dedicated service to the  azad team! Just like all of  azad's employees, Mark is a commendable example of hard work and commitment that has greatly contributed to the company's success and client's organizations and projects.
 
Although Mark will be greatly missed, we wish him the best in his future endeavors and hope he enjoys his pastimes and all of the things he hasn't had time to do to the fullest.

Happy retirement and congratulations, Mark!
TechnologyTechnology
Neuroscience Is Going to Change How Businesses Understand Their Customers
By: Nathan Furr, Kyle Nel, & Thomas Zoëga Ramsøy

A Fortune 100 automotive company is exploring a new technology on the periphery of their core business. The executives in charge believe they have struck on a possible breakthrough, but as they push the project into uncertain terrain, their traditional signposts for decision-making are no longer relevant in this new context. They need a new method for coming to strategic decisions within this unfamiliar and turbulent environment, but how?

Neuroscience, it turns out, can help change how companies think about new opportunities, and specifically, within the emerging field of applied neuroscience.  Applied neuroscience is best described as the use of neuroscience tools and insights to measure and understand human behavior. Using applied neuroscience, leaders are able to generate data about critical moments of decision making, and then use this data to make confident choices that help to navigate the future of an initiative... Continue reading
LeadershipLeadership
What Makes Some People More 
Productive Than Others
By: Robert C. Pozen & Kevin Downey

Would you rate yourself as highly productive? Authors Pozen & Downey learned a lot about personal productivity and what makes some people more productive than others. Last year they published a survey to help professionals assess their own personal productivity - defined as the habits closely associated with accomplishing more each day. The survey focused on seven habits: developing daily routines, planning your schedule, coping with messages, getting a lot done, running effective meetings, honing communication skills, and delegating tasks to others. After cleaning up the data, we obtained a complete set of answers from 19,957 respondents across six continents. Three general patterns stood out...Continue reading
Opportunities  at azadOpportunities
azad technology partners  offers some of the most exciting and versatile career opportunities in the industry and is currently hiring a few bright System Administrators  to join its team of professionals:



Our experience at azad shows that the best new professionals who have joined our team over the years were referred by other azad employees and clients. azad offers a generous  referral program for referring a successful new consultant and invites you to contribute to the expansion and growth of our team.
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azad technology partners wants to ensure employees are getting the most out of their benefits and stay informed of all the tools and resources available through the company's healthcare plan options.

Visit Regence BlueCross BlueShield to view all information regarding your medical & prescription plan and coverage.

Visit MetLife to view all information regarding your dental plan and coverage.

Visit VSP to view all information regarding your vision plan and coverage.

Start planning ahead by participating in azad's 401k plan, hosted by  Fidelity Investments . Contact azad  
administration to learn more at (503) 617-9490  or  admin@azad.com .

To learn how to become a First Tech Federal Credit Union member, visit their website.

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