Say hello to JIRA Agile and JIRA Capture Learn More »

Archives for the tag: collaboration best practices

It's no secret working together as a team is really hard. and it's only amplified by the modern business environment in which successfully driving a group of people towards a common goal is needed to at least compete, let a lone flourish. Somehow we've spent decades over-complicating team collaboration, creating an illusion that our teams are well-oiled machines geared for productivity. The sad reality is your team is likely suffering from: an over-reliance on email to share and discuss

Continue reading »

Collaboration Best Practices – 3 Reasons Working Together is so Difficult

I'm speaking at RoadTrip 2014 Learn More »

Just because you're at work doesn't mean you're actually getting work done. As fast and demanding as the modern work environment is, it's hopelessly unproductive. Without the proper tools, team focus comes at a stiff premium. In attempt to work together, it's likely that your team is drowning in email, stuck in dead-end meetings, and constantly interrupted. The fact of the matter is, you waste A LOT of time at work. Thanks to three productivity-killing culprits, team collaboration is almost

Continue reading »

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

Continue reading »

Collaboration Best Practices – 3 Reasons Why Most Meetings are Pointless

I'm speaking at RoadTrip 2014 Learn More »

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

Continue reading »

Collaboration Best Practices – 3 Reasons Why Email Hurts Your Productivity

I'm speaking at RoadTrip 2014 Learn More »

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

Continue reading »

You Waste A LOT of Time at Work [INFOGRAPHIC]

I'm speaking at RoadTrip 2014 Learn More »

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

Continue reading »