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Focus is #2 on Product hunt 

Posted on August 11th, 2021.

Hey? Awesome news. We launched Focus on Product Hunt last week and became the #2 product of the day.  Who doesn’t know about this platform, Product Hunt is the biggest curation of the best new products. Several dozens of the new startups compete on the platform to become top-5 products.   So, it’s a really great result for...

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OKR details

Posted on July 23rd, 2021.

Hey everyone, Quick update.  We added more details about OKRs. Now you can get all information about the objective or key result. To do that, you need to click on a specific objective or key result. Also, you can update it, specify the current status, comment, and even make notes. By the way, notes are a great thing to see how your...

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Notifications at Focus

Posted on June 25th, 2021.

Quick weekly update. We added notifications at Focus. Now you can manage your email preferences and choose emails you want to receive from Focus. There are 19 triggers to manage notifications at Focus. Events for notifications Check-ins When someone commented your check-in When the author of check-in answered your comment When someone...

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Dashboards at Focus

Posted on June 16th, 2021.

We have some news for you. Dashboard news… It’s time to be more effective. We added OKRs dashboards based on your requests.  It’s possible to see how many OKRs your team achieved, average progress, and much more.  Also, you can see teams’ and users’ performance based on their progress. And of course, we can’t avoid charts....

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May product update

Posted on June 14th, 2021.

New month – new updates.  In May, we launched a few cool things. And I am really excited to announce it. Tasks and action items In Focus, it’s possible not only to set big and ambitious goals (OKRs) but also to create daily tasks and connect them with OKRs.  It allows creating an action plan to achieve your key...

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OKR Tree

Posted on May 31st, 2021.

Hey everyone, Goals tree is coming… We added the new feature at Focus.  I’m really excited about this new OKR view. It’s possible to see all company’s objectives in a tree-based model. There are 3 levels in a tree: Company’s objectives Teams Personal To see the OKRs tree, you just need to switch modes in the Objectives section...

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Tasks and Action items in Focus

Posted on May 28th, 2021.

Hey everyone, We did it for you.  I’m talking about tasks in Focus.  It’s possible not only set big and ambitious goals (OKRs), but also create daily tasks and connect them with OKRs.  It allows creating an action plan to achieve your key results.  In the Tasks menu, you can create a todo and link it to an objective....

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April product update

Posted on May 19th, 2021.

In April, we published a few significant updates based on your feedback. We’re excited to announce these improvements. OKRs Archive Now you can archive old OKRs and unarchive them at any moment. Notes in check-ins It’s possible to add an optional note during daily check-in or weekly update. It’s an optional field and a note will be...

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Asynchronous Communication

Synchronous vs Asynchronous Communication: Complete Guide For Remote Teams

Posted on May 18th, 2021.

Some experts tell that asynchronous communication is the future of the work. Other leaders say that we can’t refuse synchronous communication. Who’s right?  In this article, you will find a complete guide on different ways of team communication and practical examples.  Here are the main topics of the article: Communication...

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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...