How to manage your remote team efficiently

Every year, there are more and more companies who realize that having their team working in their offices won’t make them more efficient. For this reason, nowadays having a remote team is not the exception anymore that proves the rule. In theory, it sounds like a dream, but it still has its challenges. Here are a few tips, how you can keep track of your team’s progress without being too pushy. Daily standups This practice takes only 5-10 minutes depending on your team’s size but makes an enormous difference. It keeps you updated on their daily progress while making them focus more on what they have to achieve. Daily standups… Read More

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How to find your optimal number of working hours

We often get distracted by colleagues, an email or an unexpected notification on our mobile phone. Because of these distractions & many more, even though we spend a significant amount of time at our workplace, there are days when all we end up accomplishing is completing the single task at the top of your to-do list. If you are an agile worker, (which I going to assume that you are because you’re reading this blog post right now) it won’t be a surprise to you when I say, let’s measure it! AA/B test your week Let’s compare three very similar working weeks. During week A reduce the number of working… Read More

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Coworking space, office or coffee shop? Where can you get the most things done?

You have your dream job, you love the company that you are working for and what you do. The next challenge is to find out where can you work in the highest productivity. Coffeehouse Cafés have been always a hot spot for remote workers even centuries ago. It is not a surprise that so many talented writer and artist choose them as a scene of work and inspiration. Although it also has its ups and downs. You sit down, order your 8th coffee, as otherwise, you would feel awkward sitting there for 6 hours, now you are high on caffeine and you still need to finish x number of tasks.… Read More

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How to keep your remote team motivated?

If you have ever been in a long distance relationship, you will have an idea how it feels, working from different locations, sometimes in different time zones. You need to learn how to keep the rapport between you and your colleagues. Where this whole thing going? You have probably heard this sentence before. Where is this relationship going? Your team is asking the same question. It is easier to stay focused when you clearly see the end goal. Storiesonboard can help you to plan the process and you can even share it with your whole group. You do care It is important to show how much you actually care. By… Read More

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When should you workout to increase your productivity?

When you ‘Google’ workout habits, you find thousands of hits about telling you the “truth” but in the end who anyone is to tell you when you should do what. This article is for helping you make this very important decision in order to benefit the most of your workout efforts. Night owl or early bird? That’s the first question you should find an answer for. You can easily decide it by measuring when you are the most productive. Obviously, productivity depends on many circumstances, but if you consistently measuring your performance, you will have a better idea. Toggl is a great tool to do that. Besides their web app,… Read More

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Impress your new boss with your PM skills

Impress your new boss with your PM skills

Nowadays if you wish to have the job of your dreams as a project manager, you have to have great organisational skills, be able to walk on water and do any other number of other miracles whenever the situation requires it. A great PM has a problem solving magic want. But how can you develop this miraculous skill? Let’s dive in! Time Time is money, time is power. We’ve all heard these expressions so many times before. We think that time is much more importantly respect. As a project manager, especially if you are working with a software development team, it is extremely hard to deliver a project on time.… Read More

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