Posts in Category: teamwork

3 Easy Ways to Avoid Distractions When Using Instant Messaging (IM) Apps

My coworkers and I rely on instant communication apps to give and receive feedback, keep ourselves up to date with the projects we’re working on, and talk to friends and family. As useful as IM apps are, they can be overwhelming sometimes. Over time, we learned a few tricks on how to avoid distractions when using IM apps so I thought we’d share them here, on our blog.

3 Easy Ways to Avoid Distractions When Using Instant Messaging (IM) Apps

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How to Adopt the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” to Boost Productivity at Work

With so many distractions – notifications, tools, messages – most of us find it harder and harder to really concentrate on delivering our projects. It takes planning and effort to help us cope in such a noisy environment. While looking for methods to boost productivity, I stumbled upon a classic: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

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What UEFA EURO 2016 Can Teach Us About Team Success

Whether you’re managing thousands of people in a corporation or a dynamic team in a startup, you want your team to perform the best they can every day. You spend your time striving to help them reach their true potential. And yet, chances are that your team is farther from reaching the top than you think. In our fast-paced digital world, only a hand full of teams gain exceptional results, while so many fail miserably.
It doesn’t have to be this way. You can unleash your team’s true potential by taking a page from the world of football, or soccer if you’re American 😉 This collection of lessons taken from the teams participating in this UEFA EURO 2016 tournament will inspire you to create a team of champions in whatever you do.

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Gareth Bale runs towards Wales’s bench as he celebrates his late winner against Cyprus in EURO 2016 qualifying. Photograph: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda

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50 Productivity Experts You Must Follow on Twitter

The topic of productivity is so widely exploited that sometimes it’s hard to get through all the platitudes and find relevant information. That’s why Twitter is such a great tool for finding valuable content creators. It’s easy to follow a list of influencers or experts and check their recent activity. If you want to follow everyone mentioned in this article, feel free to subscribe to our public list Top 50 Productivity.
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