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How Our Users Remained Agile in Their Forced Shift to Remote Work

Our mission at Teamworki is to make people awesome by helping leaders create a safe space in their workplaces.  Before COVID-19 took over, it was all about retaining great talent by supporting modern teams (flexible, diverse, and remote-friendly). Now, with the pandemic, it’s more around survival: psychological safety should be the first checkbox that managers should …

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 …

How to Avoid Impostor Syndrome as a New Team Lead

Impostor Syndrome is a term trending up on casual conversations and Google searches. That condition is when one feels as if they were wearing a mask – something that hides a lack of abilities or skills required for a job. Most of the time, however, the abilities and skills are there, and it is all …

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Be a Proactive Leader: Track Team Morale and Avoid Issues

As a team leader, you have the responsibility of setting your team up for success. And that includes creating a safe space for your coworkers and showing them they can trust you. Can you avoid an uncomfortable situation from happening in the first place, though? Please don’t get me wrong: one on ones are an …