time management

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 >>

5 Playlists To Increase Your Productivity

5 Playlists To Increase Your Productivity

Music powers people. It sets the mood and can influence how much work actually gets done. With the rise of music streaming services like Spotify, 8tracks, and Pandora, there's no excuse not to find the perfect list of tracks tailored just for you.  Especially when so-and-so is yammering on in the next cube over...just put headphones on and flow. Read on for my favorite playlists to get sh*t done.

3 Key Takeaways From Harvard HBX

3 Key Takeaways From Harvard HBX

As my time with my cohort comes to a close, I wanted to pause and reflect on what I learned, and what I'll take with me moving forward in my career. HBX was incredibly time-consuming (more so than advertised, I believe) but ultimately, very rewarding and insightful.  Here are my three key takeaways from my Harvard HBX semester >>