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Why Distributed Teams Are the Future of Workforce ✨

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The game is on. Businesses around the world are joining the “remote culture” to embrace the benefits of distributed teams. According to estimates, as much as 50% of the global workforce may go fully remote by 2020. 🙊 Not so long ago, we published the article “Reverse-Engineering Productivity for Remote Teams. Do More With Less” that detailed how already established remote teams can overcome common productivity problems (be sure to…

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Getting Things Done Workflows for Distributed Teams

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Most productivity methodologies are built on more or less the same idea: Intentional processes help you accomplish your goals. And there’s no method that makes this clearer than David Allen’s Getting Things Done® (GTD®). It’s right there in the name—use this method, and you’ll be able to get things done. Building GTD workflows for yourself and your team helps bring order and clarity to these processes. Whether you’re working through…

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Reverse-Engineering Productivity for Remote Teams. Do More With Less

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What makes remote and distributed teams (mind the emphasis) genuinely productive? Is it the ability to churn out as much as possible in the shortest amount of time? Or is the long hours and all-nighters they put in to wrap projects before deadlines hit? Well, if those things stack up to anything, it’s a heck of a productivity slump. We get it. Time seems to run faster when we’re busy….

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Utilizing a Digital Bullet Journal to Boost Team Productivity

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✍️ Journaling can increase your productivity and help you stay mindful of important, long-term goals. Whether you’re scoping out a new project, updating an existing feature, or smashing bugs in your current system, the act of writing down and evaluating tasks keeps your team organized. And using the digital bullet journal framework is one of the best ways to approach this practice. Building productive habits is also easier when everyone…

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How the Digital IKEA Effect Builds Sticky Team Habits

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Building productive team habits takes time and effort. Anything you can do to increase engagement and reduce repetition will significantly increase your team’s effectiveness when getting work done. That’s where the digital IKEA effect comes into play. When your team interacts with a new tool or workflow on a more direct level, they’ll inherently find it more valuable. The secret is for your team to get hands-on experience early in…

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Team Productivity Doesn’t Have to Suffer When You Go Remote

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So what to do when your remote team struggles with getting things done? With the rise of remote companies and a distributed workforce, the way teams collaborate is changing. Visibility and accountability have become significantly more important, while seamless communication is harder to achieve. If you’re not careful about how your team collaborates, valuable information can easily be lost in an abyss of chat and email threads. As a result,…

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