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Overwhelmed With Too Many Meetings? Slay The Dragon And Rescue Productivity!

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Before you ask: Yes, 2022 is another year of “too many meetings.” That means a high caffeine intake, low team engagement, and not enough time for meaningful work. The good news is, you can cut back on meeting duration/frequency and slay that time-gobbling dragon once and for all. But first, let’s crunch some numbers. 💡 Did you know the U.S. workforce holds a whooping 55 million meetings every week?(1) The…

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A Review of Basecamp: The Complex History Behind The Simple Project Management App

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The history of Basecamp, an internal tool turned into a fully-fledged project management app, is the stuff of legend. In today’s article, we take an in-depth look at the origins of 37signals, Basecamp development, and the lessons we can learn from its 20 year-long journey. ⏩ Fast forward to the past… Ready to take a deep dive into the fascinating tales behind popular productivity and collaboration tools? Check these articles…

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How to Ask Better Questions in Asynchronous Remote Team Collaboration

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As Socrates (apparently) once said: “The only true wisdom is in knowing that you know nothing.” Figuring out how to ask better questions is a major advantage in the increasingly remote, asynchronous world. It’s also a tell-tale sign of good remote leaders who see beyond their competencies and aren’t afraid of childlike curiosity. According to psychologist and the author of Trusting What You’re Told: How Children Learn from Others Paul…

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A Review of HipChat’s History: The Amazing Rise and Fall of The Team Messaging Platform

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The history of HipChat is full of twists and turns. After dominating the business communication space, the app that blazed a trail for real-time collaboration ended on a heap of dead software. So, what exactly went wrong with HipChat? Why did it lose in the HipChat vs. Slack grapple? Let’s wind back the clock and find out! 💡 Before you start… Would you like to learn how remote collaboration tools…

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Pomodoro Technique Timer Inside Taskade

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As the old proverb goes: “When life gives you tomatoes, make passata.” Learning how to use the Pomodoro technique timer will help do just that. Francesco Cirillo’s method is one of the classic productivity methods that will help master your attention span and focus on getting work done. In today’s article, we unpack Cirillo’s methodology and explain how to set up and use the Pomodoro technique timer in Taskade. So,…

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The Complete Guide To Hierarchical Note-Taking

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No piece of information is created equal. Every time you take notes, create to-do lists, manage projects, or draft documents, you subconsciously process and organize information in a hierarchical way. Hierarchical note-taking is a method of capturing and organizing knowledge that’ll help you become more mindful of this process and use it for all things creative. In today’s article, we explore the concept of hierarchical note-taking and its benefits. You’ll…

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What Is Scrum Agile Project Management?

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Scrum is a framework designed to help teams collaborate on projects. In the same way rugby teams train for their big games, scrums encourage project teams to self-organize and use experiences to tackle problems while continuously improving each day. But that’s not all. It’s key to remember that Scrum is also a popular framework for implementing Agile. In Scrum, teams develop products in short iterations called sprints. This allows them…

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Best Second Brain Apps For Knowledge Management  (Features & Pricing Compared)

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Looking for the best second brain apps? Well, who doesn’t? We’re knee-deep in the information age, and effective knowledge management is more important than ever. Taking notes on napkins or the back of your hand doesn’t cut it anymore (sorry). That’s why we compiled a list of the best second brain apps to aggregate knowledge in 2022. 🧠 “Wait, Why Would I Need a Second Brain?” A second brain isn’t…

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How to Organize and Manage Your Tasks in Hierarchies with a Project Outliner

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“What’s a project outliner?” If you’re here looking for an answer, it can only mean one thing–you need a better way to manage all your tasks, projects, and creative exploits. In the next chapter of “outlining” series, we cover everything you need to know to start your adventure with modern project outliner tools. You’ll master key outlining operations and learn how to visualize projects hierarchically to stay on top of…

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11 Best Project Management Tools For Remote Teams (Features & Pricing Reviewed)

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Building cross-functional remote teams is one of the best ways to drive innovation and collaboration in a modern workplace. The only problem? Many of those aspiring organizations don’t have the right workflows and tools to reap the benefits. So, why not fix that with the best project management tools for cross-functional teams?  🤔 What Are Cross-Functional Teams? In traditional “functional” units, team members come from the same part of the…

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🌞 iPad & Tablet App, Project Settings, Video Reactions

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Hi Taskaders  🎉 We’ve worked hard to make Taskade work better for you! Here’s what’s new: 🚀 New iPad & Tablet Update We have improved the Taskade iPad and Android tablet experience to give you faster browsing, organization, and multi-tasking on the go. Give it a try! 📝 Project Settings You can now disable chat and comments for each project or template via the project settings menu at the bottom left…

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Music Helps You Focus. And Science Proves It!

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According to science, music helps you focus, promotes creativity, and improves memory. Impressed? In today’s article, we explore some of the best beats for work and studying and explore how you can use them to get more done. It’s time to create your very own productivity playlist for 2022! 🧘‍♀️ All the Cool Ways Music Helps You Focus 🎻 Classical Music and the Mozart Effect  Brahms, Pachelbel, Mozart, classical music…

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