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Kesava Mandiga

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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..

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..

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..

An Idiot-Proof 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

 

What is the Best Screen Sharing App for Your Business?

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Kesava Mandiga

In a team meeting or on a support call, screen sharing is an effective way to illustrate your point. You can present a design or document exactly as..

Find the right mix of sync and async communication for your team

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Kesava Mandiga

Conversations at Work | Photo by ROOM on Unsplash

At Flock, we love talking. We are a small distributed team, so we talk to each other often.

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How to run better meetings with your team today

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Kesava Mandiga

We’ve all heard colleagues complaining about being pulled away from their work in order to sit in on a meeting that likely doesn’t even pertain to..

What Millennials Can Teach You About Workplace Communication

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Kesava Mandiga

Surely you’ve heard of the stereotypes? Of quiet and antisocial millennials who can’t look you in the eye. Dubbed the "Me Generation", millennials..

5 tips for managers looking to improve how their teams collaborate

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Kesava Mandiga
 
You hire the best people for the job, so when it comes to industry knowledge, critical thinking, and innovative insights, your team is worth its..

Vinegar and Honey: The 3-Question Approach to Giving Negative Feedback

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Kesava Mandiga

Feedback is essential to the process of doing great work. Without it, team members are left in the dark about how they’re doing… or worse, they are..

Three ways I use technology to write better

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Kesava Mandiga
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