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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...


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...


Employee Engagement

Daily Stand-ups are a Must! Here’s Why.

Posted on August 12th, 2020.

Daily stand-ups, check-ins, and OKR are growing in popularity so you and your team should give us a try! Don't lag behind all the teams and start-ups. With Focus, you'll find ease in fostering clarity and teamwork across all types of departments and projects!



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...



Madhuri Aggarwal: About remote work, technologies, and skills for PMs

Posted on April 23rd, 2020.

We interviewed Madhuri Aggarwal, a senior business consultant solving product challenges for clients such as eBay and Cisco. Madhuri shared her expertise in product management and favorite tools and processes she uses on a daily basis.  What’s your background, and what are you working on? With a masters in marketing and...



Jedrzej Kaminski: About skills for PMs, technologies, A/B testing, meetings, and OKRs

Posted on March 27th, 2020.

This week, we interviewed Jedrzej Kaminski, a Product Manager at EyeEm. Jedrzej shared his expertise in A/B Testing and data analytics to discuss measuring success when conducting research. He also answered burning questions on technologies he uses on a daily basis, his experience at EyeEm, and how to make different transitions into...


Startup Journey

Founder’s story: Why did I create the OKR software?

Posted on February 28th, 2020.

As an entrepreneur or a manager, do you want to build an amazing team that achieves new heights in the business?  Well, of course, you do… And I wanted the same. The real question is – how to manage the team and increase productivity? This is the story about problems I had managing my previous startup and why I created the OKR...


Focus Updates

Meet Focus bot for Slack

Posted on January 16th, 2020.

We’re incredibly excited to announce that Focus has launched the bot for Slack. It’s a big step for us for helping teams to build high-performing culture through effective scrum meetings and employee recognition. Status meetings are a serious waste of time  The majority of employees hate meetings. A Korn Felly survey reveals that...



Scrum Master: How to run Scrum Meetings with a Team?

Posted on December 12th, 2019.

There is a focus on high-quality of product development in Scrum methodology. That’s why scrum meetings have high priority and run by a scrum master. The main goal of the scrum meeting is team synchronization.  Who is a scrum master? The better definition of a scrum master role is “servant leader”.  Scrum master’s goal is to...