productivity

Elements of the Perfect To-Do List

Elements of the Perfect To-Do List

1. Make a list. And then? Here are my tips to make sure your list is perfect so you can tackle all your to-dos with ease. >>

What To Do When (GASP!) The Internet Is Down At Work

What To Do When (GASP!) The Internet Is Down At Work

When the internet recently went down in the office, it took some scrambling—especially because of the remote-first nature of our company. Internet outages happen. Before you hyperventilate and/or resign yourself to Starbucks for the day, there's actually a lot of work you can do without being on the computer. Here's how I turned a day without internet into something productive >>

Book Review: Remote

Book Review: Remote

4 out of 5 stars | As a member of a "remote-first" company, this book was a must-read. Working from home is a relatively new phenomenon, one many companies and managers struggle to fully embrace. This book doubles as a manifesto for remote work to present to your boss obsessed with butts-in-seats and some critical best practices for those already taking the plunge. See why I gave this book 4 stars >>

5 Marketing Blogs You Should Read Every Morning

5 Marketing Blogs You Should Read Every Morning

Besides mine, of course! 

Joking aside, the Internet is awash in content. So much that it can be difficult, nigh impossible, to wade through it all. But every time we open up our browser, we have a choice between great content....and cat videos. Take a look at the best ways to start your day. >>

Stop Letting Slack Distract You

Stop Letting Slack Distract You

When you work remotely or on a large team, being able to connect on the fly can make a big difference in your productivity. At Litmus, we use a popular messaging tool called Slack for all of our internal communications.

Slack is a real-time messaging tool that sorts you into various channels, like chat rooms, where you can discuss what's going on, or use various integrations to get work done faster, like with Google Drive, Twitter, or RSS. (Or giphy, if you need to express yourself.)

And though I love Slack since it accelerates collaboration and flattens our organization, there's a LOT going on during the day, and it can be hard to concentrate and stay productive (which is the whole point of Slack!) Read on for my tips on staying productive using Slack >>