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

One-on-One Meeting Template

Leadership & Management

One-on-One Meeting Template

1:1s are one of the most important tools you have as a manager. Use this template to create a shared agenda with your team member or manager to easily track decisions, topics, actions.

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

April 1, 2021 2 minute read

Team Handbook Template

Leadership & Management

Team Handbook Template

Team handbooks make it easy for everyone to know how your team works. Use this template to create one for your team.

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

April 1, 2021 5 minute read

The Hybrid Office Water Cooler

Newsletter

The Hybrid Office Water Cooler

Good morning and happy Friday. As we get (hopefully) closer to the end of the pandemic and the return to “normal,” it’s pretty clear that many aspects of distributed or remote work are here to stay. Among the big tech giants, Facebook and Twitter have...

Henry Poydar

Henry Poydar

March 25, 2021 2 minute read

6 Steps For a Great One-on-one Meeting

Leadership & Management

6 Steps For a Great One-on-one Meeting

Make sure you're getting the most out of your one-on-one meetings with this simple guide.

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

March 15, 2021 7 minute read

Shiny New Things

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Shiny New Things

Hi friend! Greetings and happy Friday. As a developer myself, I am continually drawn to new technologies and frameworks. It’s exciting to learn and apply new things. And it’s hard to buckle down and grind away on older code when I just saw a promising...

Henry Poydar

Henry Poydar

March 11, 2021 2 minute read

Bountiful Miscommunication

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Bountiful Miscommunication

Hi friend and TGIF, where you get to finish up work for the weekend and then, well, most likely hang out in the same place where you work. Hang in there. This week I’ve been thinking a bit about miscommunication. Odds are that it is...

Henry Poydar

Henry Poydar

February 25, 2021 2 minute read

Henry Poydar

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