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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...


Asynchronous Communication

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...



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...



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...



8 Key Rules on How to run Better Scrum Meetings

Posted on December 5th, 2019.

Scrum standup is a daily meeting that helps product teams to be more effective and analyze their routines. The recommended length of the meeting is 15 minutes, however, it depends on the team size. All members of the product team participate in the standups, not only the product owner and scrum master. Scrum meetings or Daily Standups...


Team Management

5 Essential Steps to Building an Amazing Team

Posted on November 21st, 2019.

Let’s start at the end: There’s a team that loves your company. They’ve already achieved outstanding results in the area your organization operates. They are full of energy and tell anyone who will listen how awesome it is at work in your company. If you ask for working overtime, they do it – and happily. If you don’t, they...