About Jeff Hayes


Jeff is Principal at AlignTech Solutions and is a digital strategist with many years of marketing and engineering experience in the areas of healthcare, assisted living and professional services.

He has served on various community and educational boards in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin as well as in Chicago. He was instrumental in creating a regional business symposium with the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and in developing programming for fast growth businesses that show promise.

Coworker Dilemmas Resonate with Readers

Posted by Jeff Hayes on August 13, 2012 in Quality of Life


In reviewing searches that led individuals to our website and blog last month I was surprised to find that roughly 55% of them were looking for information about handling difficult coworkers. Why?…

Coworker Dilemmas Exist on a Large Scale

ROI of Culture on IT Alignment

Posted by Jeff Hayes on July 31, 2012 in Technology


What does culture — that quality in groups of people that govern what we believe and how we behave — have to do with “getting things done”? And by extension, what does…

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How Does One Measure the ROI of Culture on IT Alignment?

Which Apps and Devices Are Best for Foreign Travel?

Posted by Jeff Hayes on June 21, 2012 in Technology


This is a reprint of an article I wrote on mobile devices and apps for the Fox Cities Chamber Business, an up and coming business publication produced by The Fox Cities Chamber…

Which apps and devices are best for foreign travel?

Technology Alignment in a Global Context

Posted by Jeff Hayes on May 20, 2012 in Technology


During a recent trip to Japan I found several examples of how culture plays a role in the success of certain types of business. So dramatic are some of the differences between…

Technology alignment can be a great benefit to companies of every size.

Mobile Apps and Your Business

Posted by Jeff Hayes on February 29, 2012 in Technology


This is a reprint of an article I wrote on mobile apps for Insight on Business, an excellent business publication dedicated to the 100,000 or so businesses in The New North region of…

Mobile Apps and Your Business. Image Copyright Tom Richmond.

Poverty and Technology as 2012 Dawns

Posted by Jeff Hayes on December 31, 2011 in Community


Have you ever participated in a poverty simulation? If not, I highly recommend it. My wife and I are fortunate to have a friend and fellow Rotarian, Betsy Rozelle with CAP Services,…

Poverty and technology are related.

Using Doodle to Make Your Life Easier

Posted by Jeff Hayes on October 18, 2011 in Technology


This is a reprint of an article I wrote for Insight on Business, an excellent business publication dedicated to the 100,000 or so businesses in The New North (Northeast Wisconsin) from their…

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Doodle is a great business concept.

Managers: The Everyday Evangelist

Posted by Jeff Hayes on May 23, 2011 in Quality of Life


This is the fifth article in our series entitled Managers: The Good and the Bad. Twenty years ago, in 1991, it was quite a novelty for someone to have in their job title…

The everyday evangelist has a lot of energy

StreetBall Tournament is 20 Years Old

Posted by Jeff Hayes on May 8, 2011 in Community


The StreetBall Tournament hosted in the City of Neenah, Wisconsin – officially titled StreetBall 3-on-3 (www.streetball3on3.org) – is now 20 years old.  It was the brainchild of then Future Neenah Executive Director…

StreetBall 3-on-3 has become a Neenah institution

Managers: The Artful Dodger

Posted by Jeff Hayes on March 25, 2011 in Quality of Life


This is the fourth article in our series entitled Managers: The Good and the Bad.  Do you happen to know any managers who CAN NOT accept responsibility for anything that happens?  Nothing pertaining…

The artful dodger never seems to be responsible for anything that happens