Team goals can be motivational, provide insight into how your processes are performing, foster collaboration and innovation, and ensure that everyone’s work matters in the big picture.
February 22, 20228 minute read
Learn how the scrum ceremonies help agile teams plan, work, and communicate efficiently.
February 15, 20228 minute read
Good communication is vital to an organization’s success, and virtual meetings play an essential role in achieving that. But you can’t simply transfer in-person meeting methods to the virtual world. By using the proper equipment, skills, preparation, and culture, you can make sure your virtual meetings are effective.
January 4, 20228 minute read
Use these 7 ground rules to keep your virtual meetings efficient and productive.
December 14, 20215 minute read
Building a product is hard work, especially when you’re building with a team. If you ensure that your product team is aligned from the start, you’ll have a better chance of successfully developing that product. Holding regular stakeholder meetings is one of the most effective ways to make sure that happens.
December 7, 20216 minute read
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.
November 30, 20217 minute read
Meetings are essential for enabling collaboration, creativity, and fostering relationships. But having too many meetings kills productivity, drains morale, and generates stress and frustration.
November 16, 20216 minute read
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.
November 7, 20218 minute read
Learn how the five key agile meetings improve collaboration and productivity on your team.
October 27, 202110 minute read
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?
August 17, 20216 minute read
Use this handy glossary to learn about key remote work terms and their definitions.
February 15, 20226 minute read
Learn to run an engaging retrospective while working remotely
December 22, 202110 minute read
You need to actively manage the barrage of incoming notifications and messages your team receives to keep them happy and focused.
April 19, 202210 minute read
New to remote work? Find out what to expect and how to make the transition easier.
April 10, 20228 minute read
Learn to run an engaging stand-up meeting while working remotely
March 10, 20225 minute read
Use our Google Calendar integration to easily share your meeting activity
October 10, 20212 minute read
Use Mood Tracking to increase empathy, understanding, and to spark important conversations within your team.
July 16, 20212 minute read
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.
July 11, 20213 minute read
The in-person stand-up meeting hasn't kept up with the evolution of how we work. Let's fix that.
February 28, 20222 minute read
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.
January 23, 20227 minute read
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.
July 20, 20214 minute read
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, 20227 minute read
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, 20217 minute read
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