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4 Strategies to Bring Out High Performance From Your Sales Teams – Productivity Article

Let’s not sugarcoat the situation. Even at the beginning of the year, signs were pointing towards a time of economic recession, and that was before COVID-19 came along and dealt the global economy the most superlative kick-em-while-they’re-down blow we might ever have witnessed.  A period of recession looks inevitable and, along with countless other repercussions, it means that life is going to get a lot harder for sales executives out there. These forlorn figures will be tasked with selling their…

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How Digital Agencies Can Take Client Pitches Virtual – and Win New Business – Productivity Article

Blame it on Mad Men. Blame it on those bloated Madison Avenue profits. Or blame it on the first agency executive who uttered the phrase, “Why do this over the phone when we can come and pitch you right there?” Whoever caused it, the result is the same: whenever an agency pitches for new business, they’re expected to do so in person and, often, en masse. But as someone who’s been on both sides of this strange equation – both…

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3 Ways Online Scheduling Can Improve Your Law Firm’s Client Success & Retention – Productivity Article

The legal system is highly dependent on meetings. The largest law firms, for example, can have as many as 2,000 lawyers on staff working across 20 global offices and hold over 50,000 meetings in a single year. That’s no small number.  These can be firm-wide meetings, meetings with administrative staff, meetings with senior partners, introductory meetings with clients, meetings to conduct depositions with witnesses, to name a few. In each of these cases, it’s vital that the meetings are scheduled…

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3 Ways Small Businesses Can Gain Customer Trust Remotely – Productivity Article

‘The customer is king.’ Most of us have heard (and said) this many, many times. It’s also become the mantra of every business today. Personally, I like how Amazon founder Jeff Bezos talks about it: “We see our customers as invited guests to a party and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” Bezos hit the nail on the head.  If you look at the…

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Digitally Adapting Recruitment and Onboarding to COVID-19 – Productivity Article

Has the COVID-19 pandemic thrown a wrench into how your business operates? Do you still have a large number of ‘essential’ roles to fill right now? Are your HR and operations teams on a time crunch to get these roles hired and onboarded so your business doesn’t lose momentum? Are you feeling overwhelmed and confused about where to start and what tools to use? You’re not alone. Most HR and operations teams are in the same boat.  If the coronavirus…

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Doodle Bot in Slack Gets AI-Powered Boost with Book it! – Productivity Article

In almost every company I’ve worked in over the last few years, there has always been one constant: Slack was the go-to internal communications platform. This is also the case for all of us who work at Doodle too. So if we need to check on project status updates, ask for materials and assets, announce new company and HR initiatives, or simply chat with fellow team members and colleagues, it’s all done on Slack. No one sends emails.  Remote work…

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3 Tips for Communicating with COVID-19 Frontline Workers Remotely – Productivity Article

As a resident of Berlin, Germany and someone who’s worked remotely full-time for a few years in a previous role, I completely understand how stir crazy many folks are feeling these days. It’s one thing to choose to stay home and hibernate (because you chose to). But it’s another thing to be told by the government that you can’t leave your house, or if you do that you can’t be in a group of more than two people.  But then…

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Doodle-Zoom Integration Revs Up Efficiencies & Engagement for Virtual Meetings – Productivity Article

Remote meetings have become my new normal. And I’m not alone. A survey by Miro found that 73 percent of employees had at least four remote meetings in seven days. This has a lot to do with the competitive business landscape that’s led to a major increase in the number of globally distributed and remote workforces around the world.  Today we’ve added a new integration with Zoom, one of the world’s most trusted and popular video conferencing tools, to simplify,…

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Prolonged Remote Work (in a Coronavirus World): 3 Major Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them – Productivity Article

Remote work, telecommuting, work-from-home (or whatever you want to call it) isn’t a new phenomenon or trend. It’s a way of life in a world where digital/mobile devices and technologies rule our lives 24/7. Think I’m exaggerating? Think again. A study by Global Workplace Analytics revealed that the number of remote workers has grown by 140 percent since 2005.  When you consider the many benefits – increased flexibility, productivity, autonomy, trust and work-life balance – it makes sense that remote…

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Introducing Bookable Calendar – Doodle Blog – Productivity Article

Welcome the newest member of the Doodle scheduling family: Bookable Calendar. Doodle’s Bookable Calendar is the unique calendar page that leaves you in full control of your appointment bookings. No need to email back and forth with guests or potential clients to find a time to meet. Set up your calendar with time buffers or workday limits, share the link, and allow anyone to book appointments with you. Even while you sleep! With Bookable Calendar you can:  Set the duration…

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The 2019 Doodle Year in Review – Productivity Article

At Doodle HQ, we’ve spent the last 12 months working hard to innovate intuitive scheduling solutions. Here’s a peek at what we got up to in 2019. We introduced you to Doodle 1:1… We love meetings. But we also know that not every issue, question, or project is best resolved with a full team meeting. Whether you’re checking in with direct reports, undertaking a performance review, or chatting with prospective new hires, sometimes a simple one-on-one is all you need.…

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Vote from your inbox with Doodle’s new AMP4Groups technology – Productivity Article

AMP is an open-source project (and library) that aims to make web pages that load quickly for users. Chances are you already have seen it in action you just didn’t know it, considering that more than 25 million domains already employ this technology.  AMP for Email is Gmail’s project to bring AMP to email. This means that your emails will no longer be static blocks of HTML that get moldy in your inbox.   We just added this awesome feature to…

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What AI in the Workplace Can Teach Us About the Future of Work – Productivity Article

Tech often lets us glimpse into the future before it arrives. Think about how social media has completely changed the way we connect both on and offline; the way streaming services have (shifted?) the way we watch television, discover new music, and more. Cultural paradigm shifts are often brought about by game-changing tech- and the recent influx of AI-infused workplace tech suggests we’re set to see massive shifts in how we conduct business in the near future. What can examples…

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Productivity vs Creativity: How to Get Better Results By Doing Less – Productivity Article

Understandably, companies survive by prioritising bottom lines, managing employee productivity, and systematically going through tasks to optimise and ensure profit. However, companies thrive through innovation and creativity. Unfortunately, the kind of box-ticking that ensures company survival oftens inhibits the creativity that allows companies to truly excel. Creativity vs Productivity: Why Is Creative Thinking So Important? In 2017, Mark Cuban declared that creative thinking will become the most sought-after skill within 10 years– and many researchers agree that Cuban is onto…

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