remote work

5 Trello Features That Will Change The Way You Work – Productivity Article

As more people, teams, and organizations adopt remote work setups and processes, the need for strong digital tools that sustain productivity and foster collaboration will also see an increase. In a distributed environment, you can’t swivel around in your fancy Herman Miller chair to ask your co-worker to help out with the quarterly presentation or even know who is working on what by a simple glance around the office. Digital collaboration tools like Trello and Slack simulate this in-office experience…

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COVID-19: Free Work-From-Home Resources for Focus and Calm – Productivity Article

In a period of a few short months, our lives and routines have been drastically uprooted. Finding a healthy balance with screens has never been harder. Below are a few free resources and tools that can help you adjust.Free Freedom Premium for COVID-19 responders and researchersWe are providing grants of Freedom subscriptions to scientific researchers working on COVID-19, and any frontline medical personnel dealing with COVID-19. These professionals deserve our support in this challenging time.Whether you use Freedom to do…

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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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3 Ways Trello Will Change How Your Remote Team Brainstorms – Productivity Article

Greetings, fellow office worker! Like you, I do a metric ton of brainstorming with my team. Back in our co-located days, we’d partake in the tradition of gathering ’round Ye Olde Whiteboard and watch as our brilliant ideas appeared via sticky notes and scribbles. Recently, though, our team has found ourselves distributed across multiple states and even countries. In the spirit of keeping our brainstorming sessions alive, we’ve learned how to use Trello as an online whiteboard. Turns out, it’s…

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The Best Trello Power-Ups For Crushing WFH – Productivity Article

Ready or not, remote work is here. Hundreds of thousands of people across the globe have simultaneously been thrust into a spontaneous work from home experiment and many of us have spent the last month trying to figure out who on the call hasn’t muted their mic. Without a doubt, the shift to remote work will force your business to adapt and evolve. But evolution can be a really, really good thing (case in point: opposable thumbs). In fact, remote…

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Emily Mandel: Finding the Focus for Uninterrupted Writing – Productivity Article

At Freedom, we love our users – not just because they use our product, but because they’re cool – cool people working on cool stuff. Academy Award-nominated screenwriters, bestselling authors, editors, journalists, developers, illustrators, designers, academics, coaches, podcast hosts, comic book writers, students, and entrepreneurs – the Freedom community is packed with curious, creative, and passionate go-getters. We love to share their stories, advice, and process because how better to learn about productivity than from the productive?Meet Emily Mandel.Emily St. John Mandel is a bestselling author and…

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Darynda Jones: Finding the Focus to Write for a Living – Productivity Article

At Freedom, we love our users – not just because they use our product, but because they’re cool – cool people working on cool stuff. Academy Award-nominated screenwriters, bestselling authors, editors, journalists, developers, illustrators, designers, academics, coaches, podcast hosts, comic book writers, explorers, and entrepreneurs – the Freedom community is packed with curious, creative, and passionate go-getters. We love to share their stories, advice, and process because how better to learn about productivity than from the productive?Meet Darynda Jones.Darynda Jones is a Freedom user and NY Times…

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How to Build a Better Workspace (Video) – Productivity Article

There’s no doubt that our surroundings can shape the way we think, feel, and work. Yet not enough attention is paid to the spaces we work in and tools we work with: Barely half of U.S. workers feel satisfied with their current work environment.   The truth is, we could all be much happier, more productive, and better focused if we put greater intent into how we design our workplace environment. So which factors matter most when creating a great…

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“We Asked Workers What Brings Out Their Creativity and They Said ‘Other People.’”

Interview: Dan Schawbel. I first connected with Dan years ago, but we only recently met in person. Which is ironic, because his first book, Me 2.0, was focused on building digital connections. Now he has a new book that’s just hitting the shelves—Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in an Age of Isolation that urges us to have more face-to-face interactions. This is the second interview I’ve done with Dan. Dan has recently entered the podcast world as the…

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