The Guide to Workplace Communication Channels You Didn't Know You Needed

Emails and IMs and shared docs — oh my! With all the different communication channels we use every day at work, it’s easy to miss their nuances. Sure, email seems like a good go-to, but it has its downsides. And what about Google Docs or Confluence pages? When should they be open vs. restricted? Let’s be real: these are not questions that keep us up at night. Nonetheless, choosing the right channel for the message is a great way to boost productivity and reduce the frustrations of working with others. That’s why we put together this handy-dandy guide to using email, chat, documents, and real-time communication. You’ll notice a strong bias toward making information discoverable whenever it’s practical (and sometimes when it’s not) so as not to accidentally create information silos. But there’s no sense in overwhelming your colleagues with more information than they can absorb or need, either. So you’ll also find tips for walking the line between sharing and oversharing. Communicating Via Email Best for: Sharing content housed in shared docs or Confluence[…]

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5 Ways Working Remotely Changed the Way I Think About Teamwork

For the last three years I’ve been an architect on the Hipchat team working remotely, with the rest of my team working far, far away from me in San Francisco and Austin. People talk a lot about remote work these days, but as with most things, you never truly know until you’ve experienced it. I’ve learned quite a bit about remote teamwork along the way as an architect and developer. Here are some of the highlights: 1. Put people over product. In just over a year, my team went from a close, eight-person unit to over a hundred people. That’s a lot of growth in a little time. As more and more people were joining the team, I found myself focusing on the many features that needed to get out the door, instead of training and onboarding new developers (who were basically left to fend for themselves). As an architect, I should have realized how short-sighted that was. As an Atlassian, I should have realized that our values for teamwork were more important than our code.[…]

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60+ February Social Media Ideas – Video Ideas, GIFs and more!

If you’re looking for creative February social media ideas in 2020 then you’ve found them. This post is packed with Social Media Holidays for February, with plenty of social video ideas, GIFs and more!  Two Pigs Kissing by @Ju_Terno, Shutterstock BY DONNA MORITZ | UPDATED 22… // Read More The post 60+ February Social Media Ideas – Video Ideas, GIFs and more! appeared first on Socially Sorted.

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Awesome 2020 Social Media Content Calendar Packed with Ideas [Infographic]

Looking for a great Social Media Content Calendar packed with Social Media Holidays for 2020? You’ve found it! From the popular and international holidays to the more crazy and unusual days of celebration, there are loads of 2020 social media holidays ready for you in this social… // Read More The post Awesome 2020 Social Media Content Calendar Packed with Ideas [Infographic] appeared first on Socially Sorted.

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19 Brilliant Examples of Holiday Marketing Campaigns

Every year, as soon as Halloween is behind us, it seems like the floodgates open. Without warning, there are holiday marketing campaigns everywhere, with countless businesses rushing to cash in on a spending frenzy. There are holiday emails, social media posts, and TV ads — oh, my. It might seem like holiday marketing is out of control. But some brands do it very, very well. How? Well, these brands create campaigns that actually delight customers instead of adding to holiday “noise.” They evoke emotions and promote sharing, sometimes even connecting people with their loved ones, or partnering with a charitable organization. Great holiday marketing campaigns come in many different shapes and sizes. Check out 15 of our favorites below, and use these ideas to fuel your own holiday marketing ideas. 19 Brilliant Examples of Holiday Marketing Campaigns 1. Walkers: All Mariah Carey Wants for Christmas While the holiday season is a time for caring and sharing, Walkers shows musician Mariah Carey doing the exact opposite. After filming a music video for her famous song, “All[…]

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An Inside Look at Google’s Future Plans

Everyone talks about algorithm updates, but Google does a whole lot more than adjust algorithms. Some of the moves they are making are really going to impact your marketing efforts. So, what are these non-algorithm changes? Well before I get into them, keep in mind that you aren’t going to like some of them, and that’s ok. Instead, I want you to focus your energy on how you can leverage these changes before your competition. Let’s get started… Change #1: Google executives are big on “ambient computing” If you aren’t familiar with the concept of ambient computing, here’s a quick definition: Ambient computing is a term that encompasses many different concepts. At its core, it is the combination of hardware, software, user experience, and machine/human interaction and learning, all of these things becoming the idea of using a computer or internet-enabled device, without necessarily consciously using it. In other words, Google wants you to use them 24/7 no matter where you are or what you are doing. They are doing this by integrating products everywhere.[…]

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