How analytics will impact the future of work

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Jira Analytics for Engineering Teams

Jira Analytics for Engineering Teams

Flowtrace Jira analytics provides business intelligence and real-time data analytics for engineering teams. Our platform is integrated natively with Jira accounts, enabling you to create, modify, and explore engineering team data from a 360-degree perspective. This powerful tool is fully customizable to your company's needs and requires a one-minute installation. To get started, visit the Flowtrace pricing page and select the plan with Jira Analytics included.

Are we in the age of metaverse?

Are we in the age of metaverse?

This article is looking to answer what exactly is the metaverse and what could define the age of metaverse, and has the age of metaverse already dawned? We are also taking a look into possible Kafkaesque world in which corporate overlords (Meta.com et all) control how we conduct ourselves.

To get started I want to give you the definition of the word metaverse, and by its narrow definition we conclude it means a virtual-reality space, or in other words, a virtual universe. I know I'm taking a risk of using this word that might not be relevant in a couple of months' or years' time. However the concepts, and thinking, is timeless no matter how you view them.

For the purpose of this article, we are envisioning the metaverse definition is extended to include all online communities, enabled by the internet and augmented with any types of extended reality, or their communities within.

This posting will assess what the metaverse is, where are we now, what it could look like in the future and what possibilities the 'Age of metaverse' may present.

This article is not about the immediately recognizable parts of the metaverse like consumer app's such as Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and all.

Instead, I want to take a look into the world of business and what the metaverse looks like from this context. Throughout this article, I focus on the current trends, economic opportunities of the metaverse, how to conduct business and how to interact within.

Free Slack Guide And Slack Best Practices in 2022

Free Slack Guide And Slack Best Practices in 2022

We have all seen it many times how information gets lost between Slack, email, and other collaboration tools we use daily basis. It's frustrating, wasteful, and in the worst case, causes issues to our clients. This is highlighted further when studies reveal that 89% of people believe effective collaboration is extremely important, and meanwhile 8 out of 10 people rate their own business' communication as an average, or poor. (Communication Statistics by Project.co)

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.

Common Startup Problem: Broken communication

Common Startup Problem: Broken communication

My 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 market, process, or technological in nature. I'll elaborate.