The Status Hero Blog

Articles and resources to help teams communicate effectively, remove distractions, and work better together.

Use Mood Tracking to Increase Team Empathy

Team Communication

Use Mood Tracking to Increase Team Empathy

Use Mood Tracking to increase empathy, understanding, and to spark important conversations within your team. Read more >

Configuring Status Hero for Teams with Large Time Zone Gaps

Team Communication

Configuring Status Hero for Teams with Large Time Zone Gaps

Configure Status Hero to collect check-ins at the end of the day and send summaries at the beginning of the following day for optimal communication between teams with large time zone gaps. Read more >

Time to Think

Productivity & Estimation

Time to Think

To accomplish something meaningful, you must fight back against constant distractions and get into a state of deep work. Read more >

Daily Standups are Broken

Team Communication

Daily Standups are Broken

The in-person stand-up meeting hasn't kept up with the evolution of how we work. Let's fix that. Read more >

Status Badges for Your Team Dashboard

Product Updates

Status Badges for Your Team Dashboard

Status badges aren't just for repo READMEs. Add badges to your team's dashboard for real-time updates from your critical systems. Read more >

On Meetings and Wasting Time

Productivity & Estimation

On Meetings and Wasting Time

Human progress comes from collaboration. People don’t hate meetings necessarily, they just hate having their time wasted. Read more >

Supercharge Your Team’s Check-Ins with Zapier

Product Updates

Supercharge Your Team’s Check-Ins with Zapier

Use our new Zapier integration to connect Status Hero with thousands of apps and tools your team uses everyday. Read more >

Case Study: CodersRank

Product Updates

Case Study: CodersRank

CodersRank analyzes public data from sources like Github and Stack Overflow so you can see how you stack up against software developers across the world. Read more >

Serving a static blog from a subdirectory with Cloudflare Workers

Engineering

Serving a static blog from a subdirectory with Cloudflare Workers

When we first published our blog a couple of years back, we decided to use Jekyll. It’s simple, Ruby-based, established, and it does this one job really well. We’ve stuck with it. According to the experts, there’s an SEO edge to hosting your blog in... Read more >

Rock Stars vs. Superstars

Leadership & Management

Rock Stars vs. Superstars

You need a good mix of growth trajectory and ambition in your team. Keep the reliable rock stars on your team happy by offering them the same pay and respect given the fast-growing superstars offered more responsibility and promotions. Read more >

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Henry Poydar, Founder of Status Hero

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