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Managing Remote Employees: 3 Steps to Improving Communication

Managing Remote Employees: 3 Steps to Improving Communication

The latest Gallup analysis is in, and it tells a rather interesting story for those managing remote employees. The State of the American Workplace study is filled with insights that indicate the benefits of remote work may be even greater than previously reported....

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How To Avoid The Common Mistakes Of First-Time Managers

How To Avoid The Common Mistakes Of First-Time Managers

There are few things more overwhelming than the first time you experience the sudden responsibility of a group of employees. Whether you’re being promoted among your peers, entering a new organization in a leadership position or moving over to another department to...

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28 One on One Meeting Questions

28 One on One Meeting Questions

Great one on one meeting questions can really help to really extract value from your team discussions. The best one on one meetings are those that are 90% focused on the employee. The best way for any manager to focus on the employee is to actively listen. And the...

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The One on One Meeting: What Every Manager Should Know

The One on One Meeting: What Every Manager Should Know

You know how to hold a one on one meeting? Rackspace. The senior manager of software development at Rackspace regularly blocks off time to sit down with each member of his team and see how things are going. So do managers at Dropbox, LinkedIn and Atlassian. So does...

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The Science of Productive Meetings: Quality Over Quantity

The Science of Productive Meetings: Quality Over Quantity

The saying “quality over quantity” holds true in many facets of life—so why not use this mindset to plan productive meetings? If you read our last post on the psychology of routine meetings, you know the difference between meetings that make teams more efficient and...

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How We Jell at Chargify [Interview with Adam Feber]

How We Jell at Chargify [Interview with Adam Feber]

In our first installment of How We Jell, we talked to Jacob Krall of Fog Creek Software. Today we bring you more communication and collaboration insights from a team leader at another fast-growing company: Chargify... Adam Feber is an inspiration. O.K., so we might be...

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What the Slack Platform Should Look Like

What the Slack Platform Should Look Like

Slack has an incredible product, mind-blowing growth, and is making big strides to establish itself as a meaningful platform. It’s no surprise to see predictions that $100M+ businesses will be built on the back of the Slack platform this year. I’m confident it’ll...

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