The silent villain of productivity? Context switching

The silent villain of productivity? Context switching

There’s a unique relief to looking at the day’s calendar and seeing big stretches of blank space. Finally, you have time to focus. Right as the code starts flowing, you receive an urgent Slack message. “Sorry to bother you, but…” You read the message, complete the...
Building empathy in a year of distance

Building empathy in a year of distance

We’ve built new skills, changed our ways, and practiced unbelievable resilience in a complex time. Remote communication and management are easier than ever, thanks to collaboration tools (like Slack) and data-driven tools (like, ahem, Uplevel), yet we’re still facing...
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...