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Monthly Book Club

5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

Last month, we read The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace by Gary Chapman and Paul White. This interesting read was both insightful and entertaining for the members of our team. Each chapter provided a section to reflect on what the different languages of appreciation meant to ourselves and how we interpret it. 

The book outlines these as the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace:

Words of Affirmation: Uses words to affirm someone's character or action. Ex.) Praise 

Quality Time: Giving undivided personal attention. Ex.) Having quality conversations with your peers, committing to time

Acts of Service: Helping others when they need it. Ex.) Asking a colleague if they need help on a big project

Tangible Gifts: Giving someone a thoughtful token of appreciation. Ex.) Concert tickets for exceeding their quarterly goals

Physical Touch:Not as much of a valued form of appreciation, but appropriate physical touch is still relevant. Ex.) Pat on the back, high fives

Check out this Forbes article that tells you how to best communicate appreciation in the workplace & has a quiz at the end you let you know what your preferred language is!

Team Highlights

Interviewing Some Members of Our Team

Doing what we can to help slow the spread of COVID is a top priority for the members of Bird Rock Systems! Obviously, we miss seeing our clients and partners but have moved to a virtual setting. For this month's newsletter, we caught up with some of the Bird Rockers to see how they have been holding up and they shared some of their favorite pics in the past! Swipe through ➡️

Upcoming Events

The Ardit Ferizi Terrorism Case - July 16

Cylance TTT

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Join Bird Rock Systems and Blackberry Cylance for this week's Talk Track Thursday. As Managing Director for the Incident Response practice , John Wood leads teams of incident responders in large and small scale breaches across a variety of industries.

The "New Normal" - July 23


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Step into the "New Normal" and detect threats on demand with Security on Demand! SOD has a patented, behavioral analytics technology platform that enables the detection of advanced threats to protect brand value and reduce the risk and mitigate the impact of a data breach.

Modern AI-Enabled Data Center - July 30


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Countless organizations have sought to increase desktop control, deliver a consistent user experience, and reduce cost. Yet, most have struggled to make VDI a reality. 

This Talk Track Thursday, Tintri will dive into what Intelligent Infrastructure and what it can do for you.

Tech Highlight


The Bird Rock Tech Break is Back!

The Tech Break, a blog published by the team at Bird Rock Systems, is back with new and informative content! For the next few months, we will be publishing a new blog post every other Tuesday that provides insight and learning into your business' main I.T. concerns. 

Check out our latest post written by our Vice President of Services, Joseph Javien:

5 Steps to a Stronger Cybersecurity Program

Happenings in So-Cal

Since most public events have been cancelled or postponed, we wanted to highlight some organizations in Southern California that are helping out our local communities. Learn more about how you can get involved!
SD Food Bank

The San Diego Food Bank is continuing their efforts to provide food assistance and resources during this pandemic. Through their different food programs, they are committed to provide these to the 350,000 people they serve every month. 


The Emergency Volunteer Center(EVC) under the coordination of OneOC matches volunteers to urgent needs based on skill, geography, and availability. Volunteers can be assigned for different projects such as Animal Services, Information and Referrals, and Recovery-Response in light of COVID-19.

UCSD Health

Support the frontliners in the fight against COVID-19! UC San Diego Health is accepting donations of Protective Equipment and Supplies. You can also send monetary donations to the Emergency Response Fund. 


Baby2Baby is a Los-Angeles based organization that provides children living in poverty with basic necessities such as diapers, formula, and food. During this pandemic, they are accepting monetary donations from the public to continue sending essentials to low-income families across the nation. 

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