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What Is a SWOT Analysis? Complete Guide & Free Template

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Businesses thrive on productivity and efficiency. Although there are many ways to evaluate your organization’s efficiency levels, a SWOT analysis is one of the most effective ways to do this. Here’s a simple and complete guide to understanding what exactly is a SWOT analysis, and how you can use it to your advantage. Wait! Before we begin, here’s a list of essential articles to help you improve your company’s productivity….

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What Are OKRs?

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Being a leader means that you’re responsible for making key decisions that can make or break your company. But how can you do that confidently? The short answer is—OKRs. OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) are one of the most popular goal-setting methods around. Big corporations such as Amazon, Dell, Netflix, and Microsoft use OKRs to drive results. And so can you. But you don’t have to spend millions to follow…

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How to Write a Project Plan (+Template)

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Tackling projects without a project plan is like solving a jigsaw puzzle without looking at the box. It’s frustrating, time-consuming, and counter-productive. So, unless you’re after a “let’s see what happens” approach, this article will teach you how to write a project plan in eight steps. 💡 Before you start… Are you new to project management? Be sure to check our Project Management Basics article where we discuss other essential…

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The Anatomy of an Effective Meeting

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“How to run an effective meeting?” If you’re a team manager, this question is probably enough to keep you up at night. And you’re not alone. Many senior managers (71% to be exact) believe meetings are a waste of time and 64% say meetings interfere with deep, focused work.(1)  The good news? Your next meeting can still be time well spent. That’s as long as you follow the tips from…

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7 Best Asana Alternatives For Task & Project Management

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Having the right project management tool is often the difference between a successful project and a total disaster. But even if your team is already rocking a solid toolbox of productivity and project management software, there’s always room for improvement. In today’s article, we take a look at some of the best Asana alternatives you should give a try in 2023. 🤔 What Is Asana? Asana is a collaboration and…

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🚀 Share Links, Embed Projects, Calendar Filter

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Hi Taskaders  🎉 We’ve worked hard to make Taskade work better for you! Here’s what’s new: ⚡️ Share Links Sharing a project is now easier and faster. Select a default view for your share link, set the link permission, regenerate the link, or turn sharing off entirely. Learn more ⚡️ Embed Projects We’ve made embedding projects more customizable than ever before. You can now select the embed view, theme, and even hide the branded…

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Method of Loci | Learn to Use this Mnemonic Device for Memorization

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With the advent of the second brain movement, it’s no surprise that the Method of Loci is slowly losing its charm. Yes, it is a knowledge management system, but what exactly is it? Well, it is one of the most effective mnemonic methods of memory used by memory champions to remember just about anything. Read on to find out how you can train yourself to use the secret of the…

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How to Create a Calendar in Excel

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Excel is a powerful tool for crunching numbers. But it can also double as a fully-fledged calendar and planner, even if that means dumbing down its functionality a bit. In this article, you’ll learn how to make a calendar in Excel in three simple steps. So, without further ado, let’s dive in. 👇 🤔 What Is a Calendar in Excel? A calendar in Excel lets you do pretty much what…

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How to Create a Kanban Board in Excel

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A Kanban boards is still one of the most popular and versatile tool used in project management. And for all the good reasons. It’s simple, flexible, and very easy to use. In today’s article, we’ll show you how to create a streamlined Kanban board in Excel in four simple steps. Let’s start with the basics. 🤔 What Is Kanban? Kanban is a Lean framework for implementing Agile. That’s the short version….

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How to Write a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) (+Template)

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When you manage a team or run a business, you can’t improvise on every decision and hope for the best. You need to prepare for emergencies, document processes, and put contingencies in place to troubleshoot before things escalate. In today’s article, you’ll learn how to write a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to make your business thrive in any situation. Here’s everything you need to know. 🚥 What Is a Standard…

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The Best 5 Roam Research Alternatives

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What is Roam Research? Roam Research is a note-taking tool that allows users to link their notes together. If you’re familiar with the Zettelkasten method of knowledge management, then Roam is perfect for you. This is because it excels in linking information together and forming a web of interconnected nodes. Roam offers a more visual approach to note-taking and knowledge management as it allows you to view your connected notes…

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Cornell Note-Taking Method: The Ultimate Guide to Cornell Notes

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Everybody can take notes, but not all notes are GOOD notes. The difference between a good note-taker and an average one is often the system they use. In today’s article, we take a look at the Cornell method of note-taking, a simple, flexible, and powerful strategy for students, writers, and knowledge workers. Here’s everything you need to know to get started. 👇 🤔 What Is the Cornell Method of Note-Taking?…

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