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15 Mottos on #VirtualCulture to Live by in 2017

by Agnieszka Moleda, on January 12, 2017

Topics: Productivity


We believe in a simple formula: Speed of internet = the speed at which we remove the traditional understanding of work. Technology enables us to socialize with people around the world in seconds, so why shouldn’t we connect to build teams, connect with talented professionals around the world and collaborate to create amazing work? Remote work is on the rise, and it’s rising for good reason: people are demanding it because it improves their lives. The big question is, can you still create a company culture if your team is all over the globe?

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How to boost Your Productivity in 2017: Remote Work Edition

by Agnieszka Moleda, on December 30, 2016

Topics: Productivity


Remote working arrangements are becoming more common and the question of productivity is perhaps discussed more frequently than ever. Does a flexible and independent work structure boost or harm worker productivity? Research shows that remote workers are happier, feel more valued and ‘91% of them say they get more work done’ this way. However, this doesn’t mean that remote workers don’t face any productivity hurdles. Feeling isolated, tendency to work from your bed or the many distractions one can face in their home environment, to name a few.

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How to Survive a Cross-Cultural Business Environment

by Michele Hackshall, on October 10, 2016

Topics: Productivity

A big part of my job (which I enjoy immensely), is working with people from all around the world.

I often catch up with clients via video calls to learn about what’s happening in their territory. Each one faces different challenges or focuses on separate strategies for their region.

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How to Get Answers to Your Emails

by Teena Jelsma, on October 3, 2016

Topics: Productivity

 

The nature of business emails may change depending on your working situation, but some things remain constant – there will be times when you really need a reply to your email. Some people regularly have hundreds of unread emails waiting for them. To avoid your email being scanned and left unanswered, it better be super easy to reply to, or super hard to ignore. Marking an email as ‘high importance’ just doesn't cut it anymore. It’s all about communication – the most highly valued business skill today.

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5 Principles To Work Efficiently From Home

by Andrej Mikula, on July 11, 2016

Topics: Productivity

For most people, working from home is much less stressful than working in an office. But it requires a good dose of discipline.For most people, working from home is much less stressful than working in an office. But it requires a good dose of discipline.

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Procrastination – Productivity’s Arch Enemy

by Andrej Mikula, on July 5, 2016

Topics: Productivity

Procrastination is the art of doing everything possible except the most important work.

“I’ll just write one more status update on Facebook and then I’ll start working.”

“First, I’ll go to the kitchen and get a glass of water.”

“Never mind. I’ll watch the news and then I’ll start working. I have to know what’s going on in the world!

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And If You Still Need Help To Get Focused…

by Andrej Mikula, on June 30, 2016

Topics: Productivity

Several things can sabotage your concentration. If you want to change this, the first step is to figure what really steals your attention.

If you are not sure, try a time tracker like RescueTime: it tells you how much time you spend in a given app or on each website you visit. You’ll be surprised to discover how your day goes by.

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My Experience with Daily Huddles

by Teena Jelsma, on June 27, 2016

Topics: Productivity

We’ve been huddling for more than a year now at Wings4U. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, a daily huddle is the act of gathering your team or entire company together for 15 minutes, every day. The purpose of a daily huddle is to align and maintain focus, to share priorities and clear blockers or issues that someone might be facing that day.

Like most of you, I detest meetings for the sake of meetings. I’d rather be doing something productive with my time.  

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