Team Communication

Articles about knowledge sharing, communicating effectively, and avoiding harmful distractions

Avoiding Bad Meetings and What to Do When You’re in One

Avoiding Bad Meetings and What to Do When You’re in One

There are a lot of ways that meetings can go wrong. If you find a meeting is becoming unproductive, take a breath and use these tips to steer your team back onto the right track.

Veronica Stork

Veronica Stork

November 30, 2021 7 minute read

What to Do When You Have Too Many Meetings

What to Do When You Have Too Many Meetings

Meetings are essential for enabling collaboration, creativity, and fostering relationships. But having too many meetings kills productivity, drains morale, and generates stress and frustration.

Tanaka Mutakwa

Tanaka Mutakwa

November 16, 2021 6 minute read

5 Types of Meetings Remote Teams Need

5 Types of Meetings Remote Teams Need

For teams making the transition to remote work, one of the biggest challenges is communicating effectively. Meetings are often the main channel for sharing information, but replicating them while remote is hard. These 5 types of meetings are especially important and worth maintaining in order for a remote team to remain effective.

Julie Chipko

Julie Chipko

November 7, 2021 8 minute read

The Five Agile Meetings Explained

The Five Agile Meetings Explained

Learn how the five key agile meetings improve collaboration and productivity on your team.

Sabine Wojcieszak

Sabine Wojcieszak

October 27, 2021 10 minute read

Fixing Communication Debt In Remote Work Environments

Fixing Communication Debt In Remote Work Environments

While communication is critical, without discipline around managing it, team members end up dealing with a constant barrage of notifications and messages. So what can you do to fix it?

Mihir Patel

Mihir Patel

August 17, 2021 6 minute read

Remote Work Glossary

Remote Work Glossary

Use this handy glossary to learn about key remote work terms and their definitions.

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

February 15, 2021 6 minute read

Remote Team Retros - How to Run Them Effectively

Remote Team Retros - How to Run Them Effectively

Learn to run an engaging retrospective while working remotely

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

December 22, 2020 10 minute read

Communication Debt - How and Why to Keep Your Team Out of It

Communication Debt - How and Why to Keep Your Team Out of It

You need to actively manage the barrage of incoming notifications and messages your team receives to keep them happy and focused.

Henry Poydar

Henry Poydar

April 19, 2021 10 minute read

Transitioning to Remote Work - Tips from Someone Who’s Done It

Transitioning to Remote Work - Tips from Someone Who’s Done It

New to remote work? Find out what to expect and how to make the transition easier.

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

April 10, 2021 8 minute read

Effective Remote Team Stand-Up Meetings

Effective Remote Team Stand-Up Meetings

Learn to run an engaging stand-up meeting while working remotely

March 10, 2021 5 minute read

Announcing: Our New Google Calendar Integration

Announcing: Our New Google Calendar Integration

Use our Google Calendar integration to easily share your meeting activity

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

October 10, 2021 2 minute read

Use Mood Tracking to Increase Team Empathy

Use Mood Tracking to Increase Team Empathy

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

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

July 16, 2021 2 minute read

Configuring Status Hero for Teams with Large Time Zone Gaps

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.

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

July 11, 2021 3 minute read

Daily Standups are Broken

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.

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

February 28, 2021 2 minute read

Communication in High Performing Teams

Communication in High Performing Teams

Strive for a team with a strong foundation of social intelligence and psychological safety. Your team will be more collaborative, open about weaknesses, and will focus on what’s most important for the team, not individual egos.

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

January 23, 2021 7 minute read

You're Not Communicating Enough with Your Team

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 to Dial-In a Productive Slack Configuration

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

Killer Strategies to Improve Team Communication

Wanna knock ‘em dead? Nothing’s more killer than effective communication within your team. Unfortunately, many teams still rely on a combination of largely unproductive (and equally boring) meetings, communicating through cluttered inboxes and chat messages, and praying that everyone is reading each other’s minds. But...

August 10, 2021 7 minute read

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