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Kesava Mandiga

Kesava Mandiga

Fact vs. fiction: Debunking remote work myths

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Kesava Mandiga

Working from the beach? Ha, just a bigger screen for Netflix! » Illustration by Sara Maese

New to working from home? Here's how to keep calm and get things done

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Kesava Mandiga

Keep calm and work from home » Illustration by Bogdan Magenta

7 ridiculously fun (and free!) things to do to quarantine and chill

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Kesava Mandiga

Quarantine and chill with video parties!

5 things business leaders can do to keep employees healthy right now

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Kesava Mandiga

Social distancing, now » Illustration by Katerina Limpitsouni

3 things I learned working from home for two weeks

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Kesava Mandiga

Working remotely—from the comfort of your own home or from a hammock on the beach in the Caribbean—sounds like a dream. After all, who wouldn’t want to..

Can listening to music help you do better work?

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Kesava Mandiga

I’ve had mixed results listening to music at work. At times, I get a lot done with my headphones on. But equally as often, I find myself nodding along..

The 7 best free collaboration apps for small businesses

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Kesava Mandiga

Collaboration apps are a dime a dozen. Probably not the right choice of words, but there are so many that it’s hard to choose the right one for your..

Four-day workweeks are good for business, but aren’t for everyone. Here’s why

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Kesava Mandiga

What a vacation can teach you about life, happiness, and your career

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Kesava Mandiga

Lily Tomlin once said, “For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” She was right. Taking a vacation taught me new life lessons that led to a change in..

Bring your files and conversations together with Dropbox and Flock

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Kesava Mandiga

Modern businesses rely on an array of tools to get work done, but moving back and forth between apps can slow you down. If you’ve ever had to share..

Take teamwork to the next level with Jira and Flock

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Kesava Mandiga

From simple task management to elaborate sprint planning, developer teams use Jira for a variety of purposes. Atlassian Jira helps teams collaborate on..

How to deal with (way) too much email

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Kesava Mandiga

125 - that's how many emails an average employee processes each day. Most are received rather than sent, and many don’t require a response. But that is..

Spend less time on email with Inbox Zero

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Kesava Mandiga

“Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated!” —Mark Twain

Legend has it that Mark Twain was on his deathbed back in 1897. He wasn’t. The above..

Why leaders should walk the talk on work-life balance

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Kesava Mandiga

A boss that preaches punctuality, but walks in late to a meeting. Or one who criticizes employees for checking personal email during business hours,..

Do you text employees after hours? Should you?

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Kesava Mandiga

“Don’t take your work home with you!” — said no one ever. But it’s nice to hear, isn’t it?

The pros and cons of open-plan offices

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Kesava Mandiga

Open-plan offices are everywhere. Startups love them, and open-floor layouts are so cost-effective, small and medium businesses are happy to get on..

This Diwali, Team Flock wishes you a happy and prosperous year ahead!

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Kesava Mandiga

Nearly a billion people worldwide are gearing up to celebrate Diwali this week, including Flock teams based in Mumbai and Bengaluru. Rows of diyas..

3 Tips to Improve Your Team Check-in Meetings

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Kesava Mandiga

Team check-ins can be fun!

Meetings are a necessary evil, they can be time sinks and productivity black holes—we’ve heard it all. Yet, meetings can be..

A Simple Checklist to Avoid Screen Sharing Blunders

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Kesava Mandiga

Illustration by freepik

Not too long ago, I was on a video call with teammates when a rather private message popped up in a notification bubble on my..

How to Harness the Quiet Potential of Your Introverted Employees

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Kesava Mandiga

 

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