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How to Hack Your Workspace for Creativity - Focus

Sometimes less is simply less – at least when it comes to work environments. While the ‘lean enterprise’ approach has optimized manufacturing …

Event Design Collective: Globally Connected with MindMeister & G Suite - Focus

With the continued rise of <b>international, distributed teams</b>, often serving an equally global clientele, organizations are looking for <b>new ways to</b> …

Focus

When running a start-up with a <b>fully distributed team</b>, founders are often faced with a dilemma. How do you ensure that your distributed team remains …

Project Management

Staying Agile: 5 Best Practices in Software Project Management - Focus

When launching a new software project, the chances are it’s been proposed for one of two reasons: either your stakeholder has <b>a</b> <b>groundbreaking idea</b> …

Gearing Up For Growth: NewOrbit's Software Project Management - Focus

During times of <b>company growth</b>, it’s essential that teams are able to establish workflows that are <b>scalable</b>, while keeping everyone informed. In this …

How To Use Mind Maps To Develop Clarity With Your Software Testing Strategy

By Elizabeth Zagroba<p><i>[Elizabeth is speaking at TestBash Philadelphia, come and see her and others passionate testers speak!]</i><p>You're joining a project. …

Why Your SaaS Company Needs a Quarterly All Hands Meeting - Focus

In your company’s growth journey, it’s important to take the time to assess its progress, mission, and direction. This should happen quarterly, as …

Management

6 Task Automations to Make Your Agency More Productive - Focus

Keeping your clients in the loop is an essential part of any successful consultancy project. However, check-up meetings, metric reports, and email …

Project Management

Focus

When you’re managing a team across different projects, departments and maybe even locations, there’s a lot of room to miss out on something …

Build a Better Brainstorm: A Guide to Inclusive Team Meetings

We like to think that we operate our businesses as meritocracies. Good ideas get heard, and people with good ideas get rewarded. But what if that …

How to Keep Your Top Talent from Churning - Focus

I work in an industry where “startup” is a daily word, everyone’s fantasies seem to involve a “unicorn”, and “office perks” are the currency. The …

Our First Trade Show as a SaaS Company-The Good, The Bad & The ROI

Trade shows aren’t usually the place you’ll find SaaS companies like ours. We sell products predominantly marketed at small to medium businesses, …

3 Proven Strategies to Motivate Your Team - Focus

It’s a fresh battle every day to find the motivation to get through my to do list. But motivating your team is an entirely different challenge. It’s …

Sustainability

How to Develop a Meaningful Company Culture - Focus

In many companies in the tech industry today, free food, games in the office, and outings on the company’s dime are becoming common perks. Some …

Employee Engagement

Want to found a start-up? These are the books you should read first, a top VC says

Bill Gurley's investment firm, Benchmark, has made some big bets that paid off. The firm was an early investor in Instagram, Quora, Snap, Uber, …

How To Talk To People That Don't Get Right To The Point

Have you ever been talking to someone who’s going through a plan in such painstaking detail that your brain started to hurt? Giving you every nitty-gritty little step when all you really wanted was for them to cut-to-the-chase and give you the bottom line? Or maybe it was the other way around, you …

Communicate

6 Toxic Work Habits That Will Kill Your Office Culture

If these examples are running rampant in your company, it may be time to update your resume.<p>There comes a time when we all need to evaluate our work environment and the people we work with to determine if it's hurting our career path, or much worse, our health and well-being.<p>While job safety is …

The Workplace

Silicon Valley’s Plot To Reinvent The Dreaded Conference Call

By David Pierce for WIRED.<p>Stepping into one of the “project rooms” at speaker-maker Sonos’s office in downtown Boston is like opening a teleportation portal. The large, messy space, cluttered with half-built soundbars and heaping piles of screws, almost exactly replicates a room 3,000 miles away in …

Google Hangout
Data Science
Innovation

Digital workplace update: Why enterprise collaboration is exciting again

After years of incremental progress, the enterprise collaboration industry is currently seeing a burst of innovation that's led to several new …

Employee Engagement

Japan’s office managers are experimenting with this radical new trend called “working from home”

More and more Japanese companies are rising to the call of prime minister Shinzo Abe to fix Japan’s moribund economy by giving employees the flexibility to work remotely.<p>The practice is known as “telework,” or <i>terewaku</i>, in Japan, and it’s slowly gaining traction in a country where corporate norms …

The Workplace

13 Tech CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Productivity Secrets

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Becoming more productive is something that everyone wants to achieve.<p>It's a difficult task though, because thinking about becoming more productive and actually setting things in motion are two different things.<p>In an excellent post on Quora, a bunch …

Productivity