The power of single task focus and how to achieve it
We often use the term feedback loosely. It has become quite the buzz word. What do we really mean when we ask for feedback from our team members or customers? And more importantly, what are we trying to convey when we give feedback to others?
The seventh and final season of Mad Men is upon us. And even though the show revolves around the world of advertising, there’s a whole lot Mad Men can teach us about business. The working world has changed a lot since the ‘60s (thank goodness!), but some concepts are timeless.
If you’re like most people, you’re probably irked by thought of Monday. You’re having a great time over the weekend, then suddenly: It’s hard to come down from the weekend, especially if you’ve had great one that you wish wouldn’t have ended. But there’s no reason to hate Mondays. Monday is the day of the [...]
We’re very excited to tell you that we have just released Sandglaz notifications! As of now, you will receive notifications right within Sandglaz, helping you to stay on top of all your team communication. Here’s how notifications work: To the right of the Global Search bar, you will see a little bell. That little bell [...]
Every company has a culture. Contrary to how many companies go about it, true culture is not fabricated by executives for their staff to follow. Culture cannot be forced. Instead, it is the people that make the culture. That’s why, a few months back, we sat down as a team to articulate what our culture [...]
This is a guest post by Brad Farris. Wouldn’t it be great to have a top-notch team? A team made up of people who have initiative, drive and smarts? A team filled with people who do great work and make you look good? Who wouldn’t want a team like that? Sadly, (sigh) teams like that [...]
Like it or not, meetings are an important part of our working life. They are the cornerstone of collaboration, and in themselves, meetings are not inherently bad. So what gives meetings such a bad rep? Well, for one, most of them are not run effectively. They go longer than they should, without a clear aim, [...]
There’s a lot to learn from the world’s most prolific minds. We hear a lot about how eccentric some of the most famous writers and artists were in their productivity routines. Take for example Beethoven, who counted each and every one of the 60 coffee beans for his morning coffee. Or Honoré de Balzac, who [...]
We’re happy to announce that we just rolled out keyboard shortcuts! This was one of the most requested feature among our very productive users. Here are a few tips on how to get started. Let’s look first at how to use Sandglaz keyboard shortcuts on a Mac. If you’re using Sandglaz on a computer, then you [...]
As a team leader, you know you shape the future and direction of your team members’ careers, but did you also know that you also have the power to shape other aspects of their lives as well? We usually think of personal development as something that we do in our spare time to help us [...]