Lights out, let’s go: stories from the Uplevel launch

Lights out, let’s go: stories from the Uplevel launch

We were still finishing our coffee on the morning of Uplevel’s official launch event and we had already faced our fair share of unplanned events. By 10am, our office manager had to call out for a sick day. Before lunchtime, we heard reports of a sopping wet...
Are shorter meetings really better for software engineers?

Are shorter meetings really better for software engineers?

Meetings bring people together, they encourage collaboration, and they’re a simple way to share information. But when they divide up the day’s schedule—and typically involve a conference table where every laptop is open to Slack—meetings lose their value. Our research...
Good sprints require good teams. Here’s how to get there

Good sprints require good teams. Here’s how to get there

In part 2 of this series, we’re focusing on what supports teams and enables their best work. To start, however, let’s talk about indicators that a team isn’t quite there yet. What to avoid ❌ 4 common signs of a team in need of help: 1. There’s a lack of direction or...
6 ways to protect ultra-valuable Deep Work time

6 ways to protect ultra-valuable Deep Work time

1. Make It Official Give your team members freedom to control their calendars by blocking daily or weekly hours for Deep Work—and respect that quiet time, unless something mission-critical arises. Use Uplevel to analyze your team’s calendars for the most optimal...