Author Archives: Kristīne Spure

Kristīne Spure

About Kristīne Spure

Senior content writer at TrueSix.

15 best online collaboration tools to boost your team’s productivity

If once managing work-related projects in person or over the phone was how business was handled, nowadays, it is all about finding effective online collaboration tools. 

Sure, people skills and the typical messy whiteboard filled with ideas from the latest brainstorm still matter – symbolically, at least. However, with the rise of remote working and cross-border virtual teams, a large part of managing the company’s workflow has moved online and, by the looks of it, is there to stay. 

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51 best employee team building games for improving productivity at work

Team building games are often met with a groan. Nobody wants to spend time doing awkward activities with coworkers, especially so if it feels pressured.

But the thing is – team building doesn’t have to be boring or unpleasant. The right team building activities can help your employees bond, which in turn boosts engagement and productivity.

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20 best time management apps to maximize your productivity in 2019

Effective time management apps are great for boosting productivity and making the most of every hour, every day. 

The best time management software can help you carry out tasks and projects in a timely manner. Other time management tools are intended to fight procrastination, boost your mood and increase focus, and even improve communication with teammates, family, and friends.  

The question is – with such a vast choice of apps and tools, how do you pick the right one for you?

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Manage your email like a ninja – 9 effective email management tips [Infographic]

Emails. The bane of every hard-working person’s existence. According to statistics, business professionals send and receive approximately 126 emails per day. With this number increasing, it’s no wonder we easily get distracted, overwhelmed, and productivity suffers.

To avoid the pitfall of an unproductive inbox, we reached out to Davis Siksnans, the co-founder and CEO of Printful, for his email management tips.

In just 5 years, Davis has built a multi-million company and a team of over 400 people. He believes that success lies in effective time-management and clear goals, and it all starts right there – in a stress-free inbox. Check out Davis’ tips and apply them to your own email management strategy!

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How white noise affects productivity

I’ve never been a fan of noises in the workplace. I’m a writer, and for me, the perfect working environment is dead silence. While some people might find it isolating, I find that it brings out my most productive self.

No music, no loud conversations or laughing, and no construction noises to distract me.

But the thing is – I work in a thriving coworking space with lots of other freelancers and companies, each with their own habits and most of them not looking for the same sound requirements as me.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the creative vibe and the networking that coworking brings to the picture. But at the same time, I really appreciate my space – especially sound-wise.

Thankfully, I recently managed to find the perfect solution to my problem – white noise. So, if you’re easily affected by external sounds – like me – keep on reading to find out how white noise will help you stay in control of your work environment and improve your performance despite the distractions. Let’s start with the basics:

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6 DeskTime features that help employees feel safe

So you’ve told your employees you’ll be tracking their working hours, and they didn’t cause a riot. Good.

You even sent out a memo, telling your staff of all the wonderful benefits time tracking will have like it will identify unproductive habits and analyze productivity. Everyone nodded agreeing. Even better!

Don’t be fooled though. As useful as time tracking is, it does not share the same boat of easy-acceptance with such changes in the office environment as casual Fridays and Christmas bonuses.

Nobody likes being inspected over their shoulder – or in this case through the screens of their computers. Only Sting can watch every breath one takes and get away with it.

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