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Creative Ways to Stay Engaged when You Work from Home

Creative Ways to Stay Engaged when You Work from Home

“Working from home will be a dream,” they said. “You’ll have more time for your kids,” they predicted. “You won’t ever sit in traffic again,” they claimed. Well, yes. And no. Working remotely is dreamy. It’s easier to carve out work hours based on when you’re most...

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How We Jell at Rackspace [Interview with Juan Montemayor]

How We Jell at Rackspace [Interview with Juan Montemayor]

The first thing you see on Rackspace’s website says everything you need to know about who the company is and what it offers. Trusted by the majority of the Fortune 100. A leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for cloud-enabled managed hosting. The largest managed cloud...

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How We Jell at Growthwise [Interview with Steph Hinds]

How We Jell at Growthwise [Interview with Steph Hinds]

It's not easy being accessible. Just ask Steph Hinds. As the Head Ninja at Growthwise, she’s built a successful company by making sure an entire team of accountants, advisors and administrators is consistently approachable and available—at all times, for every client,...

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Slack’s Killing Email Excess. Are Mindless Meetings Next?

Slack’s Killing Email Excess. Are Mindless Meetings Next?

For generations, employees have endured a peculiar workplace tradition. They spend hours a day deleting, filing, forwarding and searching a form of communication called email. Endless chains are created as people seek to solve problems, get answers, showcase...

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3 Slack Tips for Even Better Team Communication

3 Slack Tips for Even Better Team Communication

Your email inbox used to get all the love. Now most of your team’s communication occurs in Slack. Which begs the question: Are you leveraging this messaging app for all it’s worth? When it comes to tools for team collaboration and communication, Slack is one of the...

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How We Jell at Fog Creek [Interview with Jacob Krall]

How We Jell at Fog Creek [Interview with Jacob Krall]

If you follow today’s fastest-growing startups, you’ve probably read about Fog Creek Software in coveted media clips like this one from Fast Company. The most impressive part? The company is being featured not only for the success of its software, but also because of...

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5 Ways to Improve Work Performance You Haven’t Tried Yet

5 Ways to Improve Work Performance You Haven’t Tried Yet

Do you want to get more done in less time? Are you looking for new ways to improve work performance and reach actionable goals faster? These five unconventional methods may not be the first ideas that come to mind, but they definitely work. 1. Skip the afternoon...

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You Know Your Meetings Suck If…

You Know Your Meetings Suck If…

Not a fan of meetings? We know how you feel. Frustrated. Unproductive. Bored. We’ve all been there. Since introducing Jell, things have gotten better around here. Online standups now help get everyone in sync on day-to-day activities. So when we do schedule meetings,...

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How to Use Slack Integrations to Replace Mindless Meetings

How to Use Slack Integrations to Replace Mindless Meetings

Businesses everywhere are working toward eliminating “unproductivity tools” and outdated methods of communication. Endless email chains and mindless meetings are out. All-in-one apps are in. For many growing companies and remote teams, that means two-year-old Slack is...

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