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Friends, do you have trouble finding the ketchup in your own refrigerator? Do you require Google Maps just to get to the corner store? Ever want to teleport from your seat at the game to that one beer stand across the stadium that sells your favorite craft brew? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you'll be as excited as we are about this weekend's Atlassian OnDemand release - full of goodies for the navigationally-challenged and busy user! Members of the OnDemand team have

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It might have started with an innocent tap on the shoulder. A teammate quickly asking a question about an upcoming deadline. No big deal, right? WRONG. Two separate conversations, four email responses, and half a travel blog later, you come to. What were you working on again? Productivity is futile in the face of constant interruptions Distractions are everywhere. Many times harmless interruptions lead to other distractions. What might have been a quick exchange with a coworker, quickly

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Team Calendars 2.5 – Get Your Team Started Using Team Calendars, Fast

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We're excited to announce that our next major release, Team Calendars 2.5, helps your team get started creating calendars inside of Confluence faster than ever, and it's available for download now. Jumpstart your team's use of Team Calendars Philosopher, George Berkeley, once offered, 'If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?'. The same can be said about Team Calendars for Confluence. If Team Calendars is added to Confluence and no one knows about

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Collaboration Best Practices – 3 Reasons Why Most Meetings are Pointless

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Between pointless meetings and email it's exceedingly difficult to get work done while you're actually at work. Time is scarce when your calendar looks like a game of Tetris, but you'd at least hope that all the time spent in meetings is put to good use. Unfortunately, that's just not the case, and the fact of the matter is... Holding effective meetings is just plain hard It's not that all meetings are bad. Meetings can be an effective means to reach immediate consensus and keep everyone on the

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Collaboration Best Practices – 3 Reasons Why Email Hurts Your Productivity

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One of the turning points for communication in the workplace was the invention of email. Historically it's been the easiest way to make contact in any business relationship - short, pointed conversations with the teammates you work closest with, or quick messages to people you're communicating with for the very first time. You could say it changed the way we all work. Since its inception, however, the notion that email is also a good channel for team collaboration is what's holding us all back. Email

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You Waste A LOT of Time at Work [INFOGRAPHIC]

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News Flash Just because you're at work, doesn't mean you're actually getting work done. Between excessive emails, pointless meetings, and constant interruptions, your productivity takes a back seat. You're not alone either. Everyone struggles to get work done - keeping your team in a constant state of distress as project deadlines close in. The old adage, 'Work smarter, not harder' doesn't seem to apply as you work after hours, through lunch, and even on the weekends just to keep you head

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