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How to Measure Productivity For Your Team in 2021

How to Measure Productivity For Your Team in 2021

In an ideal world, we want our teams to be more productive, but how would we know they were if we didn't measure it? Merely seeing an increase in the output of work doesn't mean more valuable work is actually being done.

Truth is, discovering how to measure productivity of your teams can be a mammoth task, especially in an increasingly remote workspace. Given the abundance of tools knowledge workers use every day, it can be hard to find where to begin!

In our short guide, we go through the five different methods of measuring productivity for teams, so that you can evaluate if there are any issues with processes and empower them to do their best work in the future.

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.

How can workplaces manage digital ethics more effectively?

How can workplaces manage digital ethics more effectively?

Organizations could learn a lot from teachers and the classroom. The environment is all about sharing knowledge, increasing engagement, and developing people. There are a lot of analogies to be made; unfortunately, bullying is also something that seeped into our minds when we were kids and then we smuggled those bad habits with us into the workplace.

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.

Growth of a Remote Startup with Flowtrace IV: Communication Priorities

Growth of a Remote Startup with Flowtrace IV: Communication Priorities

We interviewed Olga Starosotska, entrepreneur and CEO of Monshare, an expense tracker app. In this part, we look at how Monshare used Flowtrace to facilitate the right kind of remote communication at different stages of growth.

In this last part Olga shares her experiences about the importance of communication, collaboration, and how just talking is not the answer to increase effective communication culture.

Growth of a Remote Startup with Flowtrace III: Lead with Culture

Growth of a Remote Startup with Flowtrace III: Lead with Culture

We interviewed Olga Starosotska, entrepreneur and CEO of Monshare, an expense tracker app. In this part, we look at how Monshare used Flowtrace to create a transparent leadership culture and find insights in day-to-day remote management.

In this part she shares her knowledge regarding leadership and reliance on startup culture to get stuff done in a remote team.

Growth of a Remote Startup with Flowtrace II: How to Manage Time

Growth of a Remote Startup with Flowtrace II: How to Manage Time

We interviewed Olga Starosotska, entrepreneur and CEO of Monshare, an expense tracker app. In this part, we look at how Monshare used Flowtrace to manage time in a fully remote company across three continents.

In this part, Olga shares the delicate balancing act of time usage. She shares her tips and tricks how to get remote team aligned across the timezones among other things.

Employee Onboarding with Flowtrace

Employee Onboarding with Flowtrace

Whether a new hire will be successful and satisfied in their new role is down to the right kind of onboarding. It’s especially crucial for remote employees who can’t integrate organically into the processes and culture of the company.

Importantly, employee onboarding does not end with the first days of formal employee orientation, where new employees learn about the company’s vision, mission, culture, history, codes of conduct, benefits etc. After the orientation, employee onboarding can last from weeks to months depending on the complexity of the role.

During the long tail of employee onboarding, the new employee makes personal connections with their team, sees how people work, gets their first assignments and gets a tacit understanding of the processes and organisational dynamics of the company.