Your 1-1 meetings are inefficient. Here's what you can do instead.

Your 1-1 meetings are inefficient (what to do instead)

This may be a bit of a controversial post, so I want to get a few things out of the way before jumping into the main points of my argument: I think 1-1 meetings might be the most important meeting you can have as a team leader. If you don't ...

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Our goal at Friday is to power more flexible work for distributed teams. We think the best way to do this is by helping everyone understand what's going on, without spending all day in update meetings. This is especially important as so many people are working from home and feeling ...

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Daily Standup Meetings: everything you should know

Daily Standup Meetings (everything you should know)

Daily standup meetings are a popular agile ceremony, especially for engineering and development teams. This daily habit helps align a team and share progress, stay accountable, and resolve potential problems quickly. The purpose of this post is to share everything you need to know about this cadence. If you are ...

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Remote Work Cadence #1: The Daily Standup

Remote Work Cadence #1: The Daily Standup

When you start working remotely, it can be difficult to understand what's going on with everyone in various locations (and possibly even different timezones). You need to create systems to the way that you communicate to make sure information flows to the right people at the right time. One of ...

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Icebreakers: kickstart water-cooler conversations when working remotely

Icebreakers: kickstart watercooler conversations when remote

After several years of working remotely, I consistently found that it was difficult to get to know my coworkers on a personal level outside of infrequent in-person meetups. There was a lack of random collisions around the water-cooler and it felt awkward to randomly reach out and strike up conversations ...

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The future of remote work is flexible work, here's why

The future of remote work is flexible work, here's why

Over the last couple of weeks, Twitter and Square announced that they are permanently offering remote work as an option for employees. Many in the industry perceive this to be a bell-weather of things to come, especially with the Covid-19 uncertainty. Earlier today, I watched the CEO of Redfin discuss ...

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Reducing asynchronous miscommunication

Reducing Asynchronous Miscommunication

As more and more people work remotely, over time, more and more of our communication will happen asynchronously. As a quick refresher, asynchronous communication is a fancy term for, "delayed communication." It's where the message sender and receiver can communicate without the need to be present at the same exact ...

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