Why: As someone with a lot of to-do’s, time blocking keeps me focused and efficient. Time blocking is an absolutely critical part of my day. In Client Experience, I’m constantly working on client programming and projects that are at different stages and timelines. Focusing my efforts in my day on my top priority client tasks and projects ensures my success—I can’t live without it!
Why: As a 100% remote team, Slack is a critical tool in our productivity tool kit. It’s our communication window into the rest of the team and it supports my productivity by letting me know what my team members are up to, or if they are available without having to ask. We achieve this through our daily updates channel and through our use of notifications.
As the team grows, things change and we adjust our norms. Just recently, we received some feedback that team members who have been here longer were using a lot of acronyms in their Slack messages, making it difficult for new members to understand. We established a new norm and responded to change with resilience—improving our communication and our productivity!
Why: Interactive digital whiteboards, like Google’s Jamboard, support and enrich virtual brainstorming sessions, creativity, and team collaboration.Plus, you don’t have to worry about needing to erase the whiteboard for the next meeting, and you never run out of space for your ideas—you can just keep adding a new board!
Why: VidYard gives me an opportunity to put a lot more “Jaredd” into the interactions that I make—creating a fun and personalized experience that leads to me meeting and learning more about great people and their goals. Previously, I would often overthink language that I was using in my e-mails, however, with VidYard I am able to provide a superior, more engaging experience while speaking as I normally would. It’s lots of fun too!