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Posts by Petri Lehtonen:

Google Calendar Analytics for Tech Companies

Google Calendar Analytics for Tech Companies

When we consider the big picture of 'the purpose of a work calendar' we realize that calendar functionality hasn't developed since the world moved from physical paper calendars to a digital world with Microsoft Outlook or Google Calendar at the forefront.

This transition enabled 'shared and transparent' meeting management across organisations globally, making us more connected. However the question remains, why has there been no new innovations in the last 20 years ago? We cannot pinpoint any ground breaking additions to the calendars themselves.

Where we have experienced developments are from companies like Calendly and Hubspot whereby scheduling assistants can be integrated into email, websites, chat bots and other communication tools.

Slack Channel Statistics to Understand Team Collaboration

Slack Channel Statistics to Understand Team Collaboration

Slack's internal share of public channel messaging is a whopping 70 per cent. I don't recall seeing a company with this high level of communication transparency. Usually, when I join a company as a leader I find the public channel messaging hovers anywhere between 10-30% of the total messaging volume. Could it be one of the reasons so many of us set the wrong Slack transparency culture across the startups is that Slack channel statistics is a mere afterthought for them? This becomes a huge hurdle as teams grow and taking corrective action is near impossible with the statistics slack provides out-of-the-box.

Collaboration Analytics: The New Face of People Analytics

Collaboration Analytics: The New Face of People Analytics
I was intrigued by a recent post by Shiran Yaroslavsky, CEO of Cassiopeia; I agreed with her proposal of the emergence of a new analytics product category. However, I think the picture she painted wasn't finished and left some important modern developments out. Let us introduce Collaboration Analytics, a space emerging in the cross-section of people analytics, interaction analytics and productivity tools.

My Years of Broken Tech Company Communication

My Years of Broken Tech Company Communication

Our startup's mission is to remove communication barriers and break down information silos. I wanted to share my experiences (and horror stories) of why I believe the problem of collaboration is what makes or breaks a business. I've been lucky to have had four distinct leadership roles in fast-growing startups, all of which made it evident that leadership issues are usually not technological in nature. I'll elaborate.