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What Is the Metaverse? The Next Step in Remote Collaboration

August 31, 2021 26 Min Read

While Elon Musk’s building badass rockets to scour the cosmos, a different kind of space emerges here on earth. In today’s article, we explore the future of remote collaboration and answer the Internet’s hottest question: “What is the metaverse?” Following Mark Zuckerberg’s recent plans to turn Facebook into a “metaverse” company, we take a deep dive into the fantastical world of the Metaverse. You’ll learn where the concept comes from,…

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Build a Unified Workflow and Thrive In the Hybrid Workplace

August 15, 2021 26 Min Read

Work-from-home vs. the good ol’ office? While the jury is still out on this one, we believe that you don’t have to choose. Unifying your hybrid workplace will give you the best of both worlds and help your team thrive in the post-COVID world. In today’s article, we take a look at the hybrid workplace model which offers a smooth —as smooth as you can hope for anyway—transition into the…

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Visual Collaboration 101: Mind Maps, Kanban Boards, Outlines, and Org Charts

August 15, 2021 28 Min Read

The modern office is a cognitive limbo. We’re producing a crazy amount of data and ingesting more information than the human brain can chew. But as the adage goes “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and so is visual collaboration. In this article, we’ll show you how you can use visual devices like mind maps and kanban boards to make your remote team more creative and productive. 💡 Before…

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Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) | Organize Your Work and Life

July 18, 2021 32 Min Read

The history of personal knowledge management (PKM) is a history of curiosity. For thousands of years, people have accumulated knowledge in a desperate attempt to find no-nonsense answers to nagging questions. Ok. Let’s get serious for a moment.  In today’s article, we take a closer look at the concept of personal knowledge management (PKM). You’ll learn how to build a knowledge management system, gather information effectively, and succeed in the…

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Here’s How to Promote Critical Thinking and Boost Remote Collaboration

July 18, 2021 35 Min Read

Critical thinking skills are one of the most valuable business assets of the 21st century. They help us make more informed decisions, challenge the status quo, and avoid costly thinking fallacies. But did you know they can also make your remote team excel? In today’s article, we take a deep dive into the obscure world of critical thinking. We also revisit the concept of hierarchical tree structures and how the…

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Taskade for Writers: A Complete Writing Workflow in One App

June 20, 2021 25 Min Read

Did you know that Kurt Vonnegut’s writing routine included a series of pushups and sit-ups in-between his writing sessions? While there’s no magic formula to top the New York Times bestseller list, a solid writing workflow will help you up your writing game. Writing routines and habits make a big chunk of a writer’s life. And so does a distraction-free writing environment which, by necessity, includes the tools of the…

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Supercharge Your Workflow With These Classic Productivity Methods

June 19, 2021 38 Min Read

Most productivity methods are like candy. They look and taste awesome, but they’re not good for you, especially in large quantities. So, how do you choose a select few that not only work as advertised but also bring tangible results? Here’s the thing. We’re all constantly chasing after big and small improvements to our daily routines. Heck, you’ve probably fantasized about getting a degree, changing your job, and upping your…

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Taskade Is the Remote OS for Your Distributed Team

June 9, 2021 31 Min Read

Keeping track of conversations, planning projects, assigning tasks, and managing a team over time zones is tricky. Having to hack multiple tools together doesn’t make it any easier. Now’s the time to make remote collaboration a breeze with a Remote OS. In today’s article, you’ll learn the nuts and bolts of Taskade, our Remote Operating System (OS) for distributed teams and organizations. To make navigating the article easier, we divided…

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Productive At Home: Make Remote Work Work for You

June 9, 2021 23 Min Read

With the vaccination efforts in full swing, companies and knowledge workers around the world are now facing an important question: “Go back to the offices or stay fully remote?” And we can’t but sympathize with the dilemma.  Telecommuting comes with some great benefits—flexible schedule, being your own boss, no more traffic jams—but it’s not the easiest thing to pull off. In fact, remote work is really hard, especially for the…

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A Pocket Guide to Remote Team Brainstorming

May 21, 2021 30 Min Read

Did you know that the term “brainstorming” has bounced around conference rooms since the 1940s? Despite its age, the technique is still a staple in every creative toolbox. Today, we’re taking it to another level with remote brainstorming. In this article, we set out to explore several popular brainstorming techniques. We also show how you can implement them in your distributed organization. 💡 Before you start… This article is part…

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Ethical Anti-Design: The Road to No-Nonsense Productivity

May 21, 2021 25 Min Read

Nobody wants to be an asshole, right? That’s why in this article we’re digging into the principles of, wait for it, anti-asshole design (AAD). We also try to define “ethical design” and see how it can help teams and individuals get work done faster and smarter, with no fluff. 🤔 What Is Design Ethics & Ethical Design? “Design is in everything we make, but it’s also between those things. It’s…

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Simplify Team Productivity With Zen to Done (ZTD)

May 2, 2021 31 Min Read

“What is the best productivity system for my remote team?” Well, it depends on how much friction and how steep of a learning curve you can handle. If the answer is “as little as possible,” then Zen to Done (ZTD) is what you’re looking for. If you’ve ever tried David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD)—or any productivity framework for that matter—you know that implementing it takes time and dedication. That’s…

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