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.
When Elon Musk says trees matter — and makes a $1 million #teamtrees donation to back that up — you listen. That’s why in today’s article, we’re taking another look at tree structures and all the cool benefits of collaborative mind mapping software.
Here’s what you’re going to learn:
💡 Before you start… Smart remote teams are always one step ahead of the…
Nailing remote work culture is tricky. While every distributed team (including yours!) needs one, you can’t exactly tame it overnight. It takes time, good leadership, the right kind of people…
What do you say we start from the beginning?
Sourcing global talent is a walk in the park. With remote work finally in the mainstream, you can put together a fully distributed organization in a jiffy. But your managerial goals don’t end there, do they?
In today’s article, we’ll show you how to leverage remote work culture to build a happy, well-aligned, and productive distributed organization.
Here’s what you’re going…
“You wake up. The room is spinning very gently round your head.
Or at least it would be if you could see it which you can’t.”(1)
That whimsical description is the introduction to 1978 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (HG2G), a text-based game rendition of Douglas Adam’s timeless classic. And it only gets better…
In today’s article, we set out to (re)discover the fun of storytelling. And is there a better place to start than the annals of text-based adventure games?
Here’s what you’re going to learn:
Does making decisions at your remote team feel like a tug of war? Or is it more like The Council of Elrond with only a select few privy to the proceedings? The good news is remote decision-making doesn’t have to be that difficult (and slow).
In today’s article, we’ll help you build a remote decision-making framework for your team. Oh, and we’ll also answer a few questions while doing so. 👇
What does it take to become a remote project manager? How to manage a distributed product team? The new remote reality calls for an overhaul of existing PM practices in both worlds. Here’s everything you need to know.
💡 Before you start… This guide is part of our series on remote team management, be sure to read other articles for more tips.
And now, let’s…
Managing a (remote) team is like dashing through the dungeons in Crypt of the Necrodancer. Move, wait, attack, regroup… your team acts and reacts in a very distinct rhythm. The question is: “How to adjust that rhythm to increase team productivity?”
Here’s the thing. Distributed teams — yours included — CAN be more effective than their co-located counterparts. They can plan, communicate, make decisions, and get work done faster and with less friction to boot.
Sounds cool, right?
In this article, you’ll learn how to rewire your team’s dynamic with incremental improvements, step by step, beat by beat.
No cubicle can match the comfy vibes of getting work done at home. But is your home office your temple? Is it free from distractions and pesky diversions? If not, it’s time to brush up on your routine and embrace the power of deep work. ⚡️
In today’s article, we take a look at Cal Newport’s deep work philosophy. We also adopt some of its principles to capitalize on focus in a remote workplace.
Here are a handful of questions we answer in this guide:
💡 The ability to work without distractions is something we’re very passionate about at Taskade…
Virtual meetings are the perfect case study for Murphy’s law. Anything that can go wrong-hardware/software problems, poor participation, constant distractions-will go wrong. That is unless you have our virtual meeting checklist to save the day.
In today’s article, we tackle some of the most common remote meeting problems. We also suggest a handful of solutions that’ll make your virtual meetings much more digestible.
💡Before you start… This guide is part of our “remote meeting” series. Be sure to read other similar article to learn more.
Have you always dreamed of working from home but now feel exhausted, dissatisfied, and isolated? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. While the shift to remote work has panned out for many, some telecommuters are still suffering from remote work burnout.
The COVID-19 pandemic has proved that remote work is the future of work. But it also showed that we need to adopt it gradually and with due preparations.
Technical hiccups, no emotional support, lack of solid time management and prioritization skills, distractions at home … All these problems can stack up quickly and turn your home office into a place…