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AuthorAnton Cherkasov
Anton Cherkasov

Anton Cherkasov

https://usefocus.co/

Anton is a founder of Focus, which is a team management platform. He is also a writer in HackerNoon, The Startup, Good Audience, and other media. Previously Anton has worked in Wildberries (#1 eCommerce store in Russia). He is falling in love with growth hacking, product management, and football.

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Asynchronous Communication

Asynchronous Communication: How To Run Meetings

Posted on April 27th, 2021.

Stop wasting your time on team meetings. Asynchronous communication is one of the core principles why remote work is effective.  A growing number of remote companies last year proved dozens of reports about remote work. Employee productivity increases during work from home. For example, Stanford’s research and Cisco’s...

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What is Asynchronous Communication?

Posted on April 20th, 2021.

Asynchronous Communication is a key element for team productivity even if your team is not remote. Maybe you’ll be surprised – asynchronous communication is not only more effective but also helps people to complete the most important work and feel fulfillment. Let’s check how it works and how to build effective asynchronous...

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Focus Updates

March product update

Posted on April 7th, 2021.

March was a month for setting new OKRs, and we have a heap of new product updates to help your team achieve better results.  Product updates and improvements  One-click answers in check-ins and updates – no need to type old answers every time in your check-ins. Just one click and everything in the form.  Password reset –...

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The new Check-ins plan

Posted on April 7th, 2021.

Hey everyone👋  You wanted – we delivered.  Today, we’ve launched the new plan for teams that want to use Focus only for check-ins and standups. If your team wants to run daily check-ins and weekly updates, then no worries. Choose the new Check-ins plan and enjoy it. You can find more details about the new plan here. Cheers!

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How to Stay Focused for Product Teams

Posted on July 10th, 2020.

Teams often lose focus on top priorities for a multitude of reasons. At Focus, we believe that staying concentrated on what “matters” is one of the most important skills for product teams. Here are some sources of distraction your team may face: The team works on a hard project for too long. Instead of validating the main...

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OKR

20 Human Resources (HR) OKR Examples

Posted on June 24th, 2020.

OKRs is a goal-setting framework that increases employee engagement while helping people to focus on the most important things. However, one of the biggest challenges with OKR is setting the right goals. I talked with a lot of HR Professionals who proved that their OKRs are not perfect. That’s why we gathered the best practices and...

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21 Marketing OKR Examples

Posted on May 29th, 2020.

OKR, in general, and marketing OKR are pretty hot topics right now. A lot of companies talk about how important it is to set the right goals. However, setting OKRs is a challenge for many companies. What marketing OKRs should we set? What key results should we set for SEO and content marketing? And so on.  We gathered the best...

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5 OKR Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Posted on May 18th, 2020.

While speaking at many management conferences, I see that a lot of people struggle with setting OKRs (objectives and key results). The most important part I want to point out is that people often make similar OKR mistakes.  In this article, you find the top 5 mistakes that companies make when setting OKRs and the ways on how to...

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How to set powerful OKRs

Posted on May 8th, 2020.

Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) are a method of setting objectives and tracking key results. It aligns teams and people inside an organization and allows employees to focus on the most important goals. Table of contents Why should you use OKRs? Definition How to start? How to create objectives How to create key results Checklist for...

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Focus Updates

Meet the new Focus update 🚀

Posted on May 7th, 2020.

We’re excited to announce that after listening to your feedback we decided to make some improvements and today we’re launching a new Focus update! What’s new? So, what’s the point of this Focus update? After talking to a lot of people at different sizes of companies we came to realize that the #1 thing that makes or breaks...