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(Podcast) Using AI to Gauge Employee Morale: the Teamworki Story

This week, Diego von Sohsten – our CEO – was featured in Tony Hackett’s podcast, Startups’ Roundtable. They chatted about how Teamworki is helping mid-sized tech companies build alignment and a culture of feedback. Give it a listen. For many years, tools like Monday.com and JIRA became the way people got work done. However, the …

3 Sprint Retrospective Ideas to Boost Employee Engagement

Sprint Retrospective sessions are a fantastic technique for a team to learn from mistakes and continuously improve. However, more often than not, facilitators use the same format to run those meetings, hindering collaboration and creativity. Don’t be that person. Facilitation is about enabling great discussions to happen and it is sadly underrated. The structure provided …

Lessons Learned From Our Early Adopters in Their Forced Shift to Remote Work

We started Teamworki for a reason: to help leaders create a safe space in their workplaces. When teams are aligned around the same goals and there’s enough psychological safety for members to be themselves, nothing can stop them. Before COVID-19 took over, we were supporting modern teams (flexible, diverse, and remote-friendly) who acknowledged that and were …

Looking for a more effective sprint retrospective? Teamworki can help.

10 Questions to Ask Your Team Every Week

Asking how “happy” someone is might be a good starting point in a one-on-one meeting, but it might not provide enough insights for you, as a leader, to act on. Researchers have been suggesting a more team-oriented and objective approach, where the questions you bring to the table can be more insightful, measurable, and human-centric. …

Boost Performance by Ditching Perfectionism

Having been raised by a family of hard workers, my definition of a “successful career” changed so much over my ten years in tech. In university, it meant “get a full-time job before anyone else” (in my home country, working full time while pursuing a bachelor’s degree is allowed, and in many cases a matter …

How to Run Distributed Teams Efficiently

Some people believe distributed teams belong in a distant future. However, the data shows it’s a reality: 20% of the global workforce performs their duties remotely. In the United States alone, between 2008 and 2015, there was a staggering 115% increase of people working remotely, at least, half of the week. While those numbers keep …

How to Leverage the OKR Framework for Efficient Goal Setting in Agile Teams

During his Google era, Larry Page – former CEO at the company – took two days each quarter to scrutinize each team’s goals. Page acknowledges the importance of efficient goal setting and tracking: it is a powerful way to keep your coworkers aligned on the most problems to solve. At the same time, it is …

Tips for Effective Retrospectives in Agile Teams

Retrospectives are one of the most important agile ceremonies: essentially, get together with your teammates to discuss what went well, what didn’t go so well, and identify action items to improve as a group. To celebrate Teamworki‘s latest release – you nailed it, Retros – we brought a few ideas you can leverage in your …

The Best Team Icebreakers to Make Your Meeting Fun

The highest performing teams I’ve worked with used to run, every once in a while, an icebreaker. Either before a meeting such as a retrospective, as part of celebrating a milestone, or when onboarding new members.We put together, in this blog post, a few icebreakers we’ve used after getting positive feedback from teams in the …

How to be Successful as a Remote-Friendly Team

Distributed teams are becoming more and more common. However, are they getting more remote-friendly at the same pace? I doubt that… Here you can find a few tips to make remote coworkers feel better in your “guild”. 1) Small talk If you are like me, still struggling to set boundaries in your calendar around the …