Leadership

Meeting notes lose value the moment you finish writing them – and it’s time to fix that

I like to be prepared in meetings. In some ways it’s probably an innate part of my personality, but it also became more important to me as my role has changed throughout my career. In particular, the first time I became an engineering manager is when I started to become a more diligent notetaker and …

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Thoughts from the Team: What does your ideal 1:1 look like?

Welcome to the third installment of our “Thoughts from the Team” series, where we’re diving deep into the all-important workplace 1:1, and why we place so much emphasis on this particular type of meeting. This week, learn what our pie in the sky, best of the best, most favorite 1:1 conversations look like. You might …

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Thoughts from the Team: What should be discussed in a 1:1?

Welcome to the second installment of “Thoughts from the Team”, where we analyze processes, meetings and relationship builders that we think are particularly useful (or not). We approach these questions using our perspectives both as employees and managers.  You may remember that last week we wondered if our team thinks 1:1 meetings are important (spoiler …

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How to: Be a Better Manager

When I first became a manager, I spent all my time feeling like I didn’t know what I was doing, wasn’t qualified to make high-level decisions, and basically shouldn’t “order around” the people who only a month or two ago had been peers. When seeking reassurance from my own superiors and mentors, the general feedback …

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Evolution of Witful's Design

How we built an app to fix our own meeting fatigue

We’re not building a generic notes app. We’re also not building an app for everyone. We are building a product that reduces the cognitive load for people with lots of meetings. Something that enables people with lots of context switching to ensure they don’t miss follow-ups. Something that makes relevant information immediately accessible. We care …

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