Archives for the tag: collaboration best practices

Webinar: Setting up Confluence for success

One of the most common questions we hear from new customers is, 'Where do I start?' Confluence is one of the most powerful and flexible collaboration platforms available and setting it up so that your team can get the most out of it is key to productivity. Wednesday October 1st: Mark your calendar There is not one secret to setting up your Confluence site, but several key ingredients that will help you get off to a good start. In this webinar we'll show you how to set up your Confluence instance

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Confluence tip of the month: shares vs. @mentions

To anyone who doubts that Atlassians are a little too obsessed with collaboration, and tools related thereto, let me describe a recent discussion we had (which took place on our internal Confluence, of course). It was lamented that, when you share a page and include a note, those thoughts are read by one person, then languish forever in their inbox. There’s no clean way to reply to them, and nobody else can benefit from what you had to say. By building the share-by-email feature, had we inadvertently

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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

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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

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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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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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