When Google Wave previewed at the 2009 I/O conference, it was a tool like no other. Not only was it the first unified workspace and collaboration platform before the remote-work boom happened, but it also tried to solve many of the same problems we’re facing today.
And yet, in less than two years, Google Wave failed.
When we look at how the platform was rolled out, it’s not surprising it ended up a mere blip in the history of SaaS innovation. Lack of product focus, positioning problems and lackluster release plan were only some of its problems.
Work-from-home vs. the good ol’ office? While the jury is still out on this one, we believe that you don’t have to choose. Unifying your hybrid workplace will give you the best of both worlds and help your team thrive in the post-COVID world.
In today’s article, we take a look at the hybrid workplace model which offers a smooth — as smooth as you can hope for anyway — transition into the “New Normal.” You’ll also learn how to unify your hybrid team’s workflow and boost productivity down the road.
Here’s an overview of the article. 👇
The modern office is a cognitive limbo. We’re producing a crazy amount of data and ingesting more information than the human brain can chew. But as the adage goes “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and so is visual collaboration.
In this article, we’ll show you how you can use visual devices like mind maps and kanban boards to make your remote team more creative and productive.
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The history of personal knowledge management (PKM) is a history of curiosity. For thousands of years, people have accumulated knowledge in a desperate attempt to find no-nonsense answers to nagging questions.
Ok. Let’s get serious for a moment.
In today’s article, we take a closer look at the concept of personal knowledge management (PKM). You’ll learn how to build a knowledge management system, gather information effectively, and succeed in the knowledge economy.
Here’s an overview of…
Critical thinking skills are one of the most valuable business assets of the 21st century. They help us make more informed decisions, challenge the status quo, and avoid costly thinking fallacies.
But did you know they can also make your remote team excel?
Mind mapping software is the Swiss Army knife of creative work. It makes brainstorming, planning, note-taking, and problem-solving a breeze. In this article, we take you for a ride through the best mind mapping software you can get in 2021.
Here’s a list of the best mind mapping software we discuss in the article:
But first, let’s deal with some basic stuff, shall we?
“You can’t wait for inspiration; you have to go after it with a club.”
Managing big chunks of work and solving complex problems on the fly isn’t exactly easy. In today’s article, we set out to find the best outlining software for 2021 that’ll help you plan, organize, and get things done, one indent at a time.
Here’s the thing. The legendary Emacs Org Mode has been around since 2003. But while its utility is still top-notch, it’s not the most user-friendly outliner out there.
If you want to create beautiful and functional outlines but don’t want to leaf through lengthy manuals, we have a steaming-hot lineup of 10 Org Mode alternatives at a…
Nobody wants to be an asshole, right? That’s why in this article we’re digging into the principles of, wait for it, anti-asshole design (AAD). We also try to define “ethical design” and see how it can help teams and individuals get work done faster and smarter, with no fluff.
So, without further ado…
“Design is in everything we make, but it’s also between those things. It’s a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy.”
— Erik Adigard, Communication and Experience Designer
Ethics — a set of moral principles that defines the “right” and “wrong” end of your actions —…
With the vaccination efforts in full swing, companies and knowledge workers around the world are now facing an important question: “Go back to the offices or stay fully remote?”
And we can’t but sympathize with the dilemma.
Telecommuting comes with some great benefits — flexible schedule, being your own boss, no more traffic jams — but it’s not the easiest thing to pull off. In fact, remote work is really hard, especially for the uninitiated (more on that in a bit).
While many knowledge workers have successfully converted and don’t look back, some are still on the fence: “Is remote…
Did you know that the term “brainstorming” has bounced around conference rooms since the 1940s? Despite its age, the technique is still a staple in every creative toolbox. Today, we’re taking it to another level with remote brainstorming.
In this article, we set out to explore several popular brainstorming techniques. We also show how you can implement them in your distributed organization.
Here’s what you’re going to learn: