Madalyn Parker, a developer at Olark, recently sent an email to the company stating that she would be taking a couple of her sick days to focus on her mental health. CEO Ben Congleton had the perfect response to the email, stating that he supports her use of sick days and that her email reminded him of the importance of mental health.
Urban living is quickly changing, and even the types of homes we live in will look drastically different in just a few years. Ten Fold Engineering’s relocatable structures are a perfect example of that -- allowing you to unfold your home with the push of a button in just 10 minutes.
At the recent press conference for his upcoming boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor donned a pinstriped suit with a hidden message. When viewed up close, you can see that the stripes on McGregor’s suit is actually made up of text that reads “Fuck You” over and over again.
Communication is essential for any team to be efficient, productive and innovative, and the messaging app Slack has become one of the most popular ways for teams to stay in touch throughout the workday. With Slack, you can message your team in real-time, swap files, share calendars, set reminders and more. Plus, the app integrates with other tools you already use, such as Google Drive, Trello and Dropbox.
It is hard to be productive while travelling. Between the changing time zones, the shuffle from airport to airport and the search for good wifi, travelling can be a productivity killer. But, if you travel for work on a regular basis or are something of a digital nomad, not being productive while travelling just isn't an option. That's where Samsara, the world's first aluminum smart suitcase, comes in.
As an entrepreneur, you feel baffled when there is too much work pressure. It hinders your creativity, resulting in further delay. The ability to use time tactically is one of the most worthy skills that entrepreneurs can have in their arsenal. By utilizing time properly, you can handle challenging situations with utmost expertise.
Today’s technology may make it easy to keep in touch with friends and family, but it also can make it feel impossible to unplug from work. With email just a click away, it’s too easy to slip in a few hours of work while we’re at home — or even on vacation.
With perks like extended travel opportunities and flexible hours, more and more employees are asking their bosses to work remotely—leading to higher productivity, engagement and job satisfaction. Allowing employees to work remotely can also save companies money, because they are able to cut back on equipment costs, and also because remote workers get more done.
Last week, the Ridiculously Efficient team took a trip to Amsterdam to attend Thought For Food’s annual Global Summit where like-minded people gather together to answer the question, “How will we feed 9+ billion people by 2050?” The summit, however, is so much more than that call to action. In the span of two days, we were inspired by stories of innovation, resilience and strength as we met people from all over the world working tirelessly to help their local communities.
Individually, we each took something away from the experience of attending TFF’s Global Summit. Below are our top insights.