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Real-Time Multiplayer Indicators for Typing, Chat, Local Time

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Hi Taskaders 👋 We have a multiplayer update this week focused on remote collaboration! ⚡️ ✍️ Real-Time Typing Indicator You can now work in real-time with your team! When multiple people are editing a project, you will see their profile avatars and where they are typing. 💬 Real-Time Online Indicator When chatting in a project, you can now see who else is online in the chatbox. People online will have a “🟢” presence icon next to their profile avatars. ⏰ Local…

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Onboarding and Mentoring Remote Employees

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Remember the 1992 Glengarry Glen Ross scene where Alec Baldwin’s character schools the sales team on the principles of Always Be Closing (ABC)? That’s some A-level mentoring right there. Wouldn’t it be cool if fully distributed teams could get a *similar* learning experience through remote mentoring sessions? 🤝 What’s Remote Mentoring? 📘 Mentoring: employee training system under which a senior or more experienced individual (the mentor) is assigned to act…

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Internet Relay Chat (IRC): How It All Started

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These days, synchronous (real-time) communication is almost too easy. There are dozens of tools that let teams chat, video conference and get work done. Some, like Taskade, combine all that functionality together, in one unified workspace. But back in the early Internet days, there was only one communication king, and its name was Internet Relay Chat (IRC). 👑 For over 30 years (!), the IRC protocol has enabled millions of…

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Diffusing Conflict in Distributed Teams

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Team conflicts happen, whether it’s a simple difference of opinion, misalignment, or a squabble over project details, disagreements happen in all types of organizations. But dealing with team conflicts remotely… that’s a whole new type of challenge. 😱 Discord in a remote workplace is tricky to spot, and a heck of a challenge to deescalate, once it goes past a certain point. After all, remote employees (and managers) can’t just…

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Quick Search, Project Search, Notification Control

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Hi Taskaders 👋 We have an amazing update this week focused on speed! ⚡️ ⚡️ Quick Search You can now ⌘ K (Mac) or CTRL K (Win) to instantly browse and jump between projects, anywhere in the Taskade web and desktop apps. ⚡️ Project Search When editing a project, simply ⌘ F (Mac) or CTRL F (Win) to search and filter your project by text, @mention, and #tag. ⚡️ Notification Control The notification control for projects and workspaces is now faster and simpler. We hope you are staying safe in these difficult…

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The Sound of Remote Collaboration: Autonomous Squads

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The recent Spotify x Joe Rogan deal made one thing clear: Spotify is going for gold of the podcasting industry. While the company’s chain of acquisitions is part of a well-thought-out business model, the Swedish music streaming service didn’t start as the most orderly bunch. Back in 2012, Spotify sported an experimental and highly volatile organizational approach that came to be known as the “Spotify model.” In today’s article, we’re…

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The Zettelkasten Method for Distributed Teams

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Have you come here looking for knowledge? 🧠 That’s perfect timing as we’re just about to take a closer look at another interesting system for collecting and organizing information. A brainchild of German sociologist Niklas Luhmann, the Zettelkasten method can make you (and your team) smarter, more productive, and effective at work. While the Zettelkasten was originally created to support Luhmann’s scientific research, we decided to look at it from…

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Reorder Tasks and Workspaces in Mobile, Import into Taskade

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Hi Taskaders 👋 We have an exciting update for iOS and Android mobile users this week! ⚡️ Reorder Tasks on Mobile You can now drag and drop to reorder tasks in any project. Give our new mobile app a try for iOS and Android. ⚡️ Reorder Workspaces on Mobile Easily drag and drop to reorder your workspaces and subspaces in Taskade. ⚡️ Import into Taskade You can now import into Taskade, starting with Trello. Simply head to your workspace dashboard and select the…

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Work From Home: A Pocket-Sized Guide

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As more companies are extending their remote work policies, we thought it might be a good time to revisit the concept of work from home (WFH) and see where it stands today.  While the growing popularity of flexible, off-site work arrangements is a positive thing (even if it’s by necessity), the concept of a fully remote workplace is still intimidating to many. If you’re new to remote work or just…

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Add to Block via Extension and Set Default Project View

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Hi Taskaders 👋 We have more exciting updates for you this week!   ⚡️ Add to Block via Browser Extension You can now save links and text into a specific block within your Taskade project. Give our new browser extension a try for Chrome and Firefox. ⚡️ Select a Default View for Each Project You can now set a default view for any project, so team members will open into the selected view by default. Learn more about…

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Minimalism in a Digital Remote World

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When Thoreau moved into his Walden cabin in 1845, he left most of his possessions behind. Had he lived today, he’d have probably dumped his smartphone and smartwatch too and embraced the way of digital minimalism. What’s digital minimalism? Why is it good for you? Let’s find out! 💡 Defining Digital Minimalism  Did you know that the average smartphone user—wink wink—checks their phone 58 times a day? According to RescueTime’s study, the…

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Synchronous vs Asynchronous Communication for Collaboration, That Is the Question

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What’s the difference between synchronous and asynchronous communication? Which is better for your team? There’s no better time to find answers to these questions than during a global work-from-home (WFH) experiment. In this article, we explore the differences between real-time and async comms. Oh, and while we’re at it, we also settle a debate: Which of the two belongs in the workplace of the future? 🤔 Sync vs. Async: What’s…

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