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Grassroots Process

Leadership & Management

Grassroots Process

Avoid creating processes, especially ones that only serve management. When it is absolutely required, rely on people close to the work to propose and design it. The longer you can hold off, the faster your team will be, especially over the long run.

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

September 26, 2020 3 minute read

How To Fix a Broken Team

Leadership & Management

How To Fix a Broken Team

If your team is broken, it’s (mostly) your fault. Take a deep breath, figure out the issues, and develop plans to solve them with help from your team. It’s not too late.

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

August 17, 2021 4 minute read

You're Not Communicating Enough with Your Team

Team Communication

You're Not Communicating Enough with Your Team

It’s your job as manager to share information with your team. If they are kept in the dark, rumors and uneasiness settle in, and that’s on you. Default to over-communication.

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

July 20, 2021 4 minute read

How App Developers at Messapps use Status Hero

Product Updates

How App Developers at Messapps use Status Hero

Editor’s note: this is a guest post from Vasily Malyshev, founder and CEO of Messapps, an app development firm headquartered in New York City with remote team members scattered across the globe. The firm’s mascot is named ‘Messy.’ As CEO at Messapps, an app development...

February 23, 2021 3 minute read

Monday Routines: C. Todd Lombardo, Chief Design Strategist at Fresh Tilled Soil

People & Culture

Monday Routines: C. Todd Lombardo, Chief Design Strategist at Fresh Tilled Soil

This is the second installment of ‘Monday Routines’, in which software people like you recount their Monday rituals. The goal is to peer into their day-to-day patterns and habits as they lead teams, collaborate, and deliver great software. Hopefully you’ll discover a tidbit or two...

January 22, 2021 5 minute read

How to Dial-In a Productive Slack Configuration

Team Communication

How to Dial-In a Productive Slack Configuration

We’ve been using Slack for a over a year now at Status Hero HQ. After quite a bit of trial and error, we think we’ve hit upon a setup that favors productivity over distraction. In this post, we’ll show you how to dial-in a productive...

January 15, 2021 7 minute read

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