Tag: Productivity

Top remote work tools for productivity, via GitHub, GitLab, Facebook

By iwano@_84

  • With remote work a long-term reality for many companies, tools to help employees work productively from home are critical. 
  • StackShare shared which tools are most popular on its platform, while execs from companies like Facebook, GitHub, Gitlab, and Atlassian also dished on their go-to products. 
  • It’s not just about the specific tools, though, it’s about how they’re used — including to keep company culture alive. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Because of the pandemic, remote work has become the new normal for many tech companies. 

Firms like Facebook, Twitter, and Atlassian are allowing employees to work remotely permanently, if they wish — a practice already adopted by startups like GitLab — and adapting to new productivity products in the process. It’s not just about the tools a company uses though, but also how they use them. 

StackShare, a website for companies to share what apps they use, has

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Slack’s next phase is to close productivity gaps between humans and software

By iwano@_84

CEO wants to increase integrations so users never have to leave the collaboration platform to get work done.


At the company’s Frontiers 2020 conference, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield said his vision for the next iteration of the platform will connect the productivity gaps between humans and software.

Image: Slack

Slack is steering into the idea that there’s no going back to the old way of working and taking on the more challenging element of remote work. The collaboration platform is building new features to make it easier to onboard new employees and work with outside partners.

Stewart Butterfield, CEO and co-founder of Slack, opened the two-day Frontiers conference on Wednesday. He said that the company’s next phase will focus on closing the gaps between productivity software and building new workflows instead of reinventing old ones. He described the familiar task of taking a screenshot of a graph or image from

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Design Power Extends Design Productivity Benefits to Users of Tekla BIM Software

By iwano@_84

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Design Power, Inc. (www.designpower.com), a company dedicated to bringing to a larger audience the power of knowledge-based engineering, announced today that it has linked its design automation software, Design++, with Tekla Structures, a leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. View demonstration here: Design++ Tekla Structures Video.

Design Power has extensive experience in automating engineering and detailing processes at metal building companies such as Robertson-Ceco Corporation, including Star, Robertson, and Ceco Building Systems. Robertson-Ceco was later acquired by NCI Building Systems and is now part of Cornerstone Building Brands. Robertson-Ceco’s Design++ applications were credited for enabling a high level of customization in metal building design and manufacturing at the Metal Construction Hall of Fame awards in both 2019 and 2020.

Robert Carr, the former Vice President of

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Boost your WFH productivity by adding one of these top-notch monitors to your laptop

By iwano@_84

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What’s better than one computer screen? Two computer screens, of course. 

Adding a second or third monitor to your laptop or computer allows you to multitask on projects more efficiently than just relying on a solo screen. A secondary monitor enables you to have eyes on your most important digital files at all times and seriously improve the quality of your work-from-home life. 

When it comes to your remote workspace, chances are you’re stuck with a 13-inch laptop, making the simplest tasks feel cumbersome. Luckily, you can upgrade your home office without spending a lot of money or taking up a lot of your already-limited space, thanks to these Mobile Pixels options.

Its uniquely crafted laptop monitors can provide one, or even two, additional screens. They snap onto the back of your laptop, much

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Lessons from ex-Google employees about productivity and culture

By iwano@_84

Ex-Google marketeer Ismail Jeilani founded edtech platform Scoodle.

Ismail Jeilani

Ismail Jeilani

How long were you at Google, and what did you do while you were there?

I was at Google for about a year as an associate account strategist.

In simple English, that meant helping businesses in the UK and Ireland improve their advertising campaigns. By showing the right ads to the right people at the right time, both consumers and businesses are happy.

What did you learn while working there?

I obviously learned a lot about digital marketing. By helping so many businesses, I was able to get pretty comfortable setting up and optimizing marketing campaigns for businesses of almost any size.

The importance of being around smart people is that – without realising – you raise your standards and you raise your expectations of success. This can be really powerful, regardless of what you do in the future.


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Mark Cuban Keeps Talking About This 1 Simple Productivity Habit That Divides Successful People From Everyone Else

By iwano@_84

Also, being a billionaire. 

But if there’s one other thing he’s known for, and has been highly consistent about over the years, it’s a productivity habit that he’s articulated again and again.

It comes down to this: Fewer meetings, more emails. 

“No meetings or phone calls unless I’m picking up a check,” he told Thrive Global in 2016. “Everything is email.”

“I’m not big on ‘Let’s go eat lunch” meetings,”he told Inc.com in  in 2014. “The only way you’re going to get me for a meeting is if you’re writing me a check. Same with phone calls. They’re a waste of time.”

“Yes,” he said in a highly meta video last year, in which he referenced his Inc. interview while editing his own Wikipedia page to reflect his anti-meeting mantra. “I hate meetings. Nobody likes meeting expect the people who bring the donuts and the people who like to talk

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