Back to school: How to support parents during remote learning

Back to school: How to support parents during remote learning

By now, most engineering teams have established healthy WFH practices that enable productive work. What happens when remote learning and homework come into the mix? If we’ve learned anything this year, it’s that life requires flexibility and resilience. We’re asked to...
All-hands OOO: What we learned from a company-wide week off

All-hands OOO: What we learned from a company-wide week off

In a recent Uplevel engagement survey, our team shared stress levels approaching burnout. However, we weren’t seeing people take advantage of our unlimited vacation policy. It makes sense: taking a break from home just feels different than taking a break from an...
Top goals engineers should set for their teams and why

Top goals engineers should set for their teams and why

Throughout our productivity research at Uplevel, we’ve had a revelation: The best goals don’t focus on output, but instead, look upstream. We know that when we consider the conditions that support or block work in the first place—as opposed to looking at the work...
Supporting your team during a time of isolation

Supporting your team during a time of isolation

Giving employees space during this time has a clear benefit—but there is a drawback. Humans need interaction, just like many of your team members looked forward to group coffee runs every morning. On the other hand, some people prefer to work independently and get...
How to empower 1:1 meetings with actual data

How to empower 1:1 meetings with actual data

Too often, our weekly 1:1 touch base gets reduced to a few minutes over Slack, or serves more as a vent session than a problem-solving opportunity. We’re leaving significant missed potential on the table.  For individual contributors, this unguided meeting fails...