Daily Scrum: The Tools, Methods, and Tips To Pull Them Off Successfully

Wondering how to hold your daily scrum? What tool should you use? What method should you follow? There are a lot of options on the market; from email and messaging to video, and in-person meetings. Along with these options, you can find tools that are free, paid, or used for other needs in your business. […]

This Was My Single Biggest Mistake in Building Company Culture

Confession time: I made a mistake—one that I’ve been working to correct. I’m hoping that sharing my missteps in building company culture will help save some of you from having to learn the same lessons the hard way. More specifically, my failure to define the culture that I wanted at my last startup from day […]

The Benefits of Remote Work and Why Employees Love It

We live in a time of great workplace transformation: employees are working from home more than ever now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote work is no longer the exception, it’s the new paradigm. It isn’t the future of the office; it’s the here and now. So, why are companies closing their office doors and […]

Your Poor Communication Is Probably Killing Employee Productivity

Your communication strategy has a measurable impact on productivity. Do you have a plan for improvement in place? It’s easy to pay lip service to the importance of employee communication. The C-level suite and department heads can preach the virtues of keeping teams aligned with little effort, but eventually every organization faces the same question: is […]

The 3 Pillars You Need for Mastering the Rockefeller Habits

If your company’s still scaling, there’s a good chance you’ve read Scaling Up, by Verne Harnish, and you are interested in mastering the Rockefeller habits. More than 40,000 business leaders have reportedly relied on it to grow their businesses, and with good reason. This book is one of this century’s most important for startups, CEOs and […]

The Science of Productive Meetings: Quality Over Quantity

The saying “quality over quantity” holds in many facets of life—so why not use this mindset to plan productive meetings? If you read our post on the psychology of routine meetings, you know the difference between meetings that make teams more efficient and ones that aren’t truly essential. In this post, we’ll look at three […]

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 coffee. And try matcha green tea in its place. […]

Work Smarter (Not Harder): Help Your Employees with These Simple Tricks

Which would you prefer? An employee who spends 60 hours a week at the office? Or someone who works smarter: accomplishing the same amount of work in just 30 hours? You’d go with the latter, right? When people can achieve goals faster, there’s more time to brainstorm big ideas and go after loftier goals with […]

Meeting Cost: The Financial Value of Productive Meetings

Do you want to make your team more efficient and run productive meetings? Are you looking for easy ways to generate more revenue for your business? Have you evaluated your team meeting cost yet? Making the best of the time people spend in meetings is one of the most important things you can do to […]

Want to Increase Productivity at Work? Here’s What Science Says

Let’s talk about how to increase productivity. Specifically, what science says about it. We were curious to see what research has revealed about the constant quest to get more done and decided to do a little digging. Turns out, we humans are hardwired to develop certain habits that can quietly sabotage our own brains’ productivity […]