The Status Hero Blog

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

Gmail Inbox Actions

Product Updates

Gmail Inbox Actions

If you’re a Gmail or Google apps user, we’ve made it just a little easier to check-in with your team by enabling Gmail Inbox Actions. Now you can click or tap through to check in right from your inbox - no need to even open... Read more >

On Office Holiday Parties and Remote Teams

People & Culture

On Office Holiday Parties and Remote Teams

Have some kind of holiday/end-of-year activity with your remote team. Get them together physically if you can, but if you can’t there’s plenty of good substitutes. Encourage your team to volunteer for charitable work, and give them paid time off to do it. Read more >

Product Updates Wrap-up

Product Updates

Product Updates Wrap-up

It’s been a while since we let you know about all of the work that we’ve been doing at Status Hero to give you the best possible tool for helping you manage your team by killing meetings, tracking daily goals, and resolving blocking issues. Sorry... Read more >

Cisco Spark-ilicious

Product Updates

Cisco Spark-ilicious

Yesterday, Rowan Trollope and the collaboration team at Cisco announced several new enhancements to their suite of enterprise tools at the Cisco Partner Summit. Chief among them was the release of the Spark Depot, a library of bots and integrations that work with Cisco’s Spark... Read more >

Halp!

Product Updates

Halp!

Today we’re launching the Status Hero Help Center. There are links to it sprinkled throughout the app, but here is the direct link: https://statushero.com/help In it you’ll find quick answers to any questions you may have along with tips for getting the most out of... Read more >

Monday Routines: Mike Baukes, Co-CEO at Upguard

People & Culture

Monday Routines: Mike Baukes, Co-CEO at Upguard

This is the first 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... Read more >

Resend Check-in Reminders

Product Updates

Resend Check-in Reminders

Distractions and notifications are everywhere, so it’s understandable that one of your team members might forget to check in every once in a while. Now we’ve added a way to give them another gentle nudge. To use this new feature, just hit the “Resend Reminder”... Read more >

Add Reactions to Check-ins

Product Updates

Add Reactions to Check-ins

Now there is a new way for you and your team to quickly add feedback to each other’s check-ins: reactions. By now, most of you are familiar with this kind of functionality, which is ubiquitous in social media apps, and now can be found in... Read more >

Daily Goals and Software Teams: Why and How

Productivity & Estimation

Daily Goals and Software Teams: Why and How

One thing. Per day. People who make stuff, like programmers, writers, and designers, are limited to working on one or two intellectual tasks per day. That’s it. You might hear otherwise from developers on your team, compounding the difficulties of figuring out when you might... Read more >

Status Hero featured in the new Slack App Directory

Product Updates

Status Hero featured in the new Slack App Directory

The folks at Slack have been pretty busy lately. In addition to adding a slew of new features, they’ve revamped their APIs and launched a brand new application directory. Since Status Hero is tightly integrated with existing team communication tools and platforms like Slack, last... Read more >

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