Running a small law firm can be challenging, but it can also be very rewarding. As a small law firm owner, you want to provide your clients with the best possible service while also being productive and profitable. In this blog post, we will share 10 tips to help you improve productivity and profitability for your small law firm. These tips are designed to be simple and actionable, so you can start implementing them right away.
Nozbe 16th Birthday 🎉
🎉 Today marks the “sweet sixteen” birthday 🎂 of Nozbe - a to-do app that I launched on my own way back on February 1, 2007 from my small rented apartment in Warsaw, Poland. 🎉
Best Software For Virtual Assistants - Productivity Blog
As a virtual assistant, you want to manage your time, resources, and communication with clients and contractors smoothly so you can accomplish all your assignments on the dot. The best task management software is what you need.
The Most Frequent Energy Thieves And How To Deal With Them
Either at our job or in our private life, we are always surrounded by energy thieves that break our balance. They work underground, so the stealing is hard to perceive. Let’s dive into the most frequent types of behaviors that steal people’s energy.
10 Reasons Why Teams Fail and How to Address Them
Here are 10 reasons why “teamwork” may not be bringing about success. Dangers lurk everywhere and can result from who your team members are, how the team is being managed, and what habits people follow. Read this article to avoid any surprises.
6 Remote Work Productivity Metrics You Should Be Tracking
Tracking productivity is an essential aspect of running a business. Whether you have a small close-knit team or a growing team with remote members, productivity can make or break a company. However, productivity isn’t always based on the motivation or effort put in from your employees, and there are a number of different reasons why productivity isn’t as high as it could be.
A Glance at the Nozbe Work Culture: Yes, We Are Unicorns
If you think that an ideal work environment doesn’t exist, then you probably don’t know what it’s like to work for Nozbe. The values that we follow in our company’s day-to-day operations also significantly influence the way our apps function. Read on to learn how to develop a great work culture in your company!
How to Identify and Prevent Burnout at Work
The problem of job burnout is so common that the World Health Organization has decided to include it in the ICD-11 International Classification of Diseases and Health Problems. This way no one can treat burnout as a whim or a drama queen thing anymore. See how to recognize and deal with burnout. The problem may also concern you and your loved ones.
Nonprofit Staff Benefits from Nozbe Pyramid of Communication
As the Covid-19 pandemic shut down much of the US during the 2020-2021 academic year, a faith-based nonprofit in the United States leaned into remote work. Unable to use the co-working space, our team of 4 staffers decided to give “remote-first” a try.
Joint Projects in Nozbe - Collaborate More Effectively
Here is a way to ditch email at work and still get the most complex projects done. Learn more about Joint Projects in Nozbe! This feature will help you reduce the number of emails you exchange and get the job done faster.
How To Be Productive On Fridays - Mighty Fridays In Nozbe
Research as well as conversations with friends and self-observations show that for most people Friday is the least productive working day. I guess it stems from the fatigue of the preceding 4 days and the anticipation of the weekend. And that’s why Fridays in Nozbe are special.
Hybrid work. Practical tips - The No Office Podcast, ep. 38
Future is hybrid. Now it is for sure. Office used to be a tool for the company management while it should be a tool for employees to get their work done in the most efficient way. Hybrid work is all about it. We share our ideas and the best tips to arrange the hybrid work in your company.
How to receive and give feedback well
Many people struggle to receive feedback, especially negative or constructive feedback. Are you one of those people? Or maybe you’re a manager and you try to omit giving feedback to avoid uncomfortable situations? Use the tips below to learn how to give and receive feedback effectively.
Team management, feedback & Nonprofit Productive - Mike St. Pierre
“Being productive is one thing. Being nonprofit productive takes something more.” - says Mike St. Pierre, productivity geek with over 25 years of nonprofit leadership. Together with his team, he aims to equip nonprofit leaders with simple productivity strategies to help them maximize their team efficiency and avoid burnout. Watch and read to learn more.
Discover Why Small- and Medium-sized Teams Love Using Nozbe apps
Meetings – How To Do Them Right - Boosting Team Communication
Meetings are viewed as a fundamental element of every team’s communication. Everyone likes meetings, right? Because what’s there to dislike? Meetings have nothing but advantages! Look:
Asynchronous Communication: A Top Productivity Booster
The NoOffice style and asynchronous communication are keys to team productivity. Believe us. While we mention NoOffice a lot on our productivity blog, asynchronous communication still needs some clarification :) Asynchronous may sound faulty or suspiciously to some of you, huh?
The Pyramid Of Communication - Your Team’s Efficiency Guarantee
See, how the Nozbe team uses modern technologies to communicate better and get more done.
No matter where your team members currently work from — or where they will work from in the future — these tips will help you improve overall collaboration.
9 Facts & Myths About Remote Work
At Nozbe, we all work remotely. And that’s not because of the COVID19 pandemic. We’ve been working like that since 2007! We know most of the work-from-home secrets… Let’s see if you can tell the remote work myths from the facts.
Remote Teamwork - The Ultimate Guide - Free Online Course
Attention - Achtung - Atención ‼ Registration for our free online course opens today! If your team works remotely or just some of your colleagues work from home, and you’ve been facing organization or communication problems - then this course is for you. ️
Why Nozbe has no office and how we work
The pandemic hasn’t changed much in our company. That’s because working from home has been our only work mode since 2007. See why our company operates without the main office. After all, we could all sit in a fancy office building in front of our laptops and get distracted regularly. And we could meet in cool conference rooms in order to talk through what could be discussed more efficiently within the task comments…
Nozbe Masterclass Series - Learn How To Use Our App
If you want to get started with Nozbe in your company and you need someone to guide you, here is a solution! Augusto Pinaud, a world-class business and productivity coach has a Nozbe courses for you!
Remote Teamwork - The Ultimate Guide 👉🏼 free online course
How to Take up the Project-Based Approach in Your Business
Project-based work can boost agility and foster innovation in your company. Turning your business goals into projects improves good organization, structures everyone’s actions and gives the sense of accomplishment in the end.
How to design a home office - Team Productivity Show Ep. 9
If you work from home you need to prepare your home office well. Your working space impacts your productivity and focus.
In this episode, Michael walks us through his home office and described all the furniture and equipment he’s got. You might find his advice useful when designing your own home office space.
How to Plan an Online, COVID-Safe Company Retreat
We’ve just returned from our Nozbe reunion – a virtual one. It was the first time we had our company-wide meeting online and it felt… not as lame as it may sound, in fact.
The Future of Work – Nozbe in the Goldman Sachs Report
How we deal with emails - The No Office Podcast, ep. 5
In the 5th episode of the NO Office podcast, Michael and Rafal share their tips and tricks on how to manage emails and what’s the best solution for internal team communication.
A practical guide to remote work - Team Productivity Show Ep. 8
Everyday-life examples, practical tips to improve team communication and company meetings - check out the key take-aways from Michael’s No Office book.
Michael is writing his new book on working remotely and making team communication work. It’s an open source book that will evolve forever and that is available for free at nooffice.org.
Online course recording - strategy to improve teamwork
Here is the recording of our last online course on how to improve team communication
The No Office Podcast ep. 2 - the Power of Small Teams
What are the benefits of runing a small team and using the services/products delivered by small teams.
In the 2nd episode of the No Office podcast Michael and Rafal tell how we build our company to keep it small and what benefits it gives us. They also discuss the quality of products and services made by small teams and how we can help them in the world where big tech companies have too much influence on our lives.
A company & product vision - Team Productivity Show Ep. 7
How a precise product and company vision can help run a no-office team and manage your business.
Every company, product or campaign needs a vision - a big why behind it. Sometimes, even if you know why, more or less, you do what you do, it is hard to articulate it and present it to others.
Writing the ultimate guide to remote work - Team Productivity Show Ep. 6
The CEO of Nozbe is writting his new book entirely focused on working from home and running and managing a no-office team and company.
Mind, this is not a typical book though! 😉 It’s a modern book for modern times and it will never be finished.
Michael’s AMA session recording - Nozbe as a 2-product company
CEO of Nozbe loves sharing his thoughts and observations. In the video below, he answers some questions about Nozbe Personal and Nozbe, working remotely, and doing business after turning 40.
Task-based communication explained - Michael’s Team Productivity
Here at Nozbe, we believe that task-based communication is what every team needs in order to work better, ditch the chaos, and do more in less time.
Let Michael, the CEO of Nozbe explain you what exactly is task-based communication that we love so much and mention so often. And learn what your team gets by communicating this way!
Nozbe webinar recording: productivity tips for small teams
Did you make it to our live webinar?
If not, here is the recording of the last session. Watch it and see, how small teams can do great things by reducing emails and meetings.
If you were there, this recording will help you remember some details and systemize what you’ve learned.
Why communication through tasks is an effective way to work. Ep. 8 of our live sessions on remote work.
Here is the recording of the 8th live session dedicated to remote work. In this episode, Michael, Nozbe CEO, and Rafal Sobolewski share their experience with effective team communication.
Magic Keyboard Review - Michael’s CEO Vlog
On my CEO vlog I’ll be talking about team productivity and our journey of launching Nozbe Teams and running our company - our values and ways we do things - but sometimes I will just geek out and will take you behind the scenes of how I work…
Why Your Team Needs a Collaboration App
When working in a team, no matter how hard you’re trying to push projects forward, the outcome doesn’t entirely depend on you. Sometimes it can feel frustrating. No matter how skillful and engaged your teammates are, your efforts can be easily hindered. There is a way for your work to thrive, though. You need an environment that supports teamwork. A sound communication system and a well-designed collaboration tool will help you reach your goals faster together – no matter whether you work in an office or remotely.
Special policy for the Nozbe team due to the coronavirus outbreak
This is a special episode of the vlog series by Michael Sliwinski where he shares his expertise on team productivity, remote work, new technologies, and running a business. At this very difficult time, Michael speaks of the emergency policy he introduces in our company due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Nozbe and Nozbe Teams - A 2-product company
Here is the second episode of the vlog series by Michael Sliwinski where he shares his expertise on team productivity, remote work, new technologies, and running a team and a business. This time, Michael explains why after 13 years in business Nozbe becomes a two-product company.
13 stories for Nozbe’s 13th birthday
Ladies and gentlemen, we’re thrilled to present the first episode of the new series by Michael Sliwinski. From now on, the CEO of Nozbe’s going to vlog regularly and share his knowledge and expertise on team productivity, remote work, new technologies, running a team and a business, etc.
Customer support slowdown - Nov. 18-22, 2019 - Nozbe reunion
Nozbe team is an all remote team. We will soon be meeting in-person for a few days again. In November 2019 our company reunion will take place in Poznan, Poland. As a result, our customer support may slow down at that time. However, we are going to be working hard every day of the gathering to make decisions that will form the future of Nozbe and Nozbe Teams.
Nozbe 4 Becomes The New Teams and an Even Better Team Collaboration Tool
You keep asking at what stage are the works on the new collaboration and project management app we’re developing for small and medium-sized teams. Well, there’s been a lot going on and we want to share the Nozbe (aka Nozbe 4) progress report with you right here and right now. Let’s do this:
How Nozbe Will Increase Your Team’s Productivity
When working in a team, your productivity is affected by the decisions and habits of the other members. Even if you are all uber-efficient and always stick to deadlines, the team as a whole might struggle to communicate and deliver things on time. If you and your teammates/employees find it hard to get things done together, read on and see how Nozbe can help you out.
Task-Based Communication: What It Is and How to Do It Right
How often misunderstandings 🤦 or lack of information hinder team productivity and stop people from completing work on time? I’d say pretty often. And here is our proven method for efficient communication… which you may find too simple and obvious to get excited about. The task-based communication. Let’s get excited about it for a while: check out what it is and how it is different from the collaboration & communication methods you know!
How Law Firms Can Benefit From Project Management Software
Project management might be traditionally considered the backbone of construction firms, architectural firms, advertising and graphic design agencies – those with an obvious client ‘project’ to manage, though it is also now making it entry into the professional services arena, assisting teams to keep track of client commitments, regulate competing priorities, and overall enable better communication between staff, better client service and delivering efficiencies that make a positive contribution to the bottom line.
4 Keys to Successful Strategic Planning With Your Team
Negotiations Under Pressure - How to Secure a Deal Under Stress
Closing a successful deal isn’t easy with the business world’s ever-increasing pace. People have shortening attention spans and deals happen faster than before. The extreme pressure forces CEOs and other executives to close complex contracts through high-stakes negotiations where one slip-up can cost millions. The pressure puts these negotiators in a constant state of alert where some are prone to cracking under stress. Read this article to learn how to handle negotiations when things get stressful.
How to Automate Small Business Security
Automation is coming! Automation is coming!
Are you ready for it?
Even small business owners know the importance of using technology for everything from increasing efficiency to managing daily operations. But what about security?
According to statistics, criminals aren’t just going after fat cats with in-house IT departments and deep pockets. More than 43% of all cyber attacks target small businesses. Does your company have the funds to fend of a ransomware attack or survive a data breach?
Before you launch your startup or expand your business, security automation should be an integral part of your plan.
7 Tips to Organize Your Business Finances Properly
Financial accounting is a mirror reflecting the quality of management and the efficiency of any business. Competent accounting of finance from the very start can help correctly assess its financial position and direct the cash flow to the right stream. In this article, we will talk about how to take into account the flow of finance at each stage of business development and how to analyze its financial condition.
Sabbatical: Why I took a six-week break from work
One of the things I enjoy most about running my own business is the fact that I can make my own work rules, along with my team. Together, we can build our “perfect world.” If you’ve been following Nozbe, then you may already be familiar with some aspects of our company’s approach to work: working with the latest technology; remote work (“#NoOffice” – we don’t have a physical office employees must go to); working only four days a week, where Fridays are a time scheduled for weekly reviews and personal development (dubbed “TGIF”, as in “Thank God it’s Friday”); and our constant experimentation with new ideas.
Online Reputation Management Tutorial For A Newbie
Online authority is a digital form of the word of mouth marketing. The Internet allows everyone to publicly express their opinions about brands and products, thus adding a whole new layer of information to the traditional concept of brand reputation. In such circumstances, one of your top business goals should be to strengthen online credibility.
4 Factors Slowing Your Business Growth & How to Solve Them
The future looks bright for today’s small businesses. According to Capital One’s most recent Small Business Growth Index, optimism is at a record high, with 67 percent of small businesses viewing conditions as “good or excellent.” 65 percent of those surveyed cite business growth as the reason behind their enthusiasm, followed by national economic conditions and improved business operations.
How I Got My Startup off the Ground
Today, it is possible for all of us to create an online website and start earning money. With such attractive possibilities, there’s hardly anyone who hasn’t thought about it, creating a startup and making a fortune. After all, it sounds so easy.
How Are AI and Bots Changing Project Management?
Can you believe that artificial intelligence and bots will soon revolutionize the world of project management? Any time now, we’ll all have access to systems that can perform day-to-day management and administration tasks without any human input. A scary thought… or an exciting one? Read on to see how AI will change the way we all work.
Nozbe Reunion - Masuria (April 08-12, 2019) - customer support slowdown
The entire Nozbe team will soon be meeting in-person for a few days again. This time, our gathering will take place in Stare Jablonki, a picturesque village in Masurian Lake District. As a result, our customer support may slow down at that time. However, we are going to be working hard every day of the reunion to make decisions that will form the future of Nozbe.
Your Essential Guide To Team Productivity
If you are about to start using Nozbe not only as your personal project management tool but also as a team collaboration booster, read on.
8 Tips You Should Know For Writing A Procedure
Writing a good procedure will keep yourself and your team on track for meeting your goals in an orderly and standardized way. Read on to learn how to do it.
7 Ways You Can Become an Uber Productive Lawyer
Lawyers often find themselves so inundated with tasks that they question why they became a lawyer in the first place. The salary can be lucrative, but the work is hard. Many lawyers feel as though they’d benefit from an extra set of hands and an extra set of eyes just to get through the day to day. If you need some productivity help on your way to becoming the best lawyer you can be, you’re not alone. It doesn’t require a miracle – it’s just a little restructuring.
9 Important Cybersecurity Tips to Increase Your Business’ Productivity in 2019
Productivity is the key to success. Whether you run a business, work for one, or simply work freelance, you will find that productivity plays a crucial role in the success of your work. When we think of productivity, however, we never seem to consider the importance of digital- or cybersecurity.
There are plenty of ways that cybersecurity can boost productivity, both on an individual basis and across businesses and organizations. When practicing cybersecurity to improve your productivity, you are protecting both your work and yourself—it’s a win-win situation!
7 Workspace Changes to Boost Your Team’s Productivity
You can have the best intentions in the world, but you won’t get very far if your environment is working against those intentions. Productivity requires an environment that allows people to get things done. Making a few small modifications to your work environment can keep everyone moving forward with the maximum amount of momentum.
The Nozbe Team Having Fun in Cracow - A Video to Watch
Working remotely has many advantages over traditional “office mode”. One of them is the way we truly can’t wait to meet in person at the company reunions. Watch this short video showing how Nozbe team spent time during the last get-together in Cracow.
How we work with translators in Nozbe
Nozbe supports many languages. We offer not only the app, but also on-boarding, educational materials, blog posts, email campaigns and newsletters in multiple languages. To get these materials all sorted and delivered on time, we set up a simple system for collaborating with contractors based all over the world.
Why Your Team Isn’t Getting Things Done (And How to Change It)
Ah, productivity. It can be the bane of our existence. Whether your team works remotely or in-house, when your team isn’t on the ball, productivity suffers, morale drops, and revenue goes down.
Worst of all, stuff piles up so that everyone becomes more frustrated and even less motivated. Working on your own productivity is one thing. But how the heck do you make a whole team more productive so that stuff gets done?
Office Ergonomics: Fostering a Happier and Healthier Workplace
Most office-based employees will be able to recognise how their working environments influence their health and wellbeing. This is where office ergonomics come in.
7 Tips for Improving and Tracking Your Remote Team’s Productivity
8Working with remote teams is becoming more and more common. Organizations can save a great deal of money on taxes and labor costs by hiring staff in different states or countries. But working remotely comes with a number of challenges. Coordinating groups operating in different time zones can be challenging, and communication is also a challenge. Follow these seven tips for improving and tracking your remote team’s productivity.*
How To Effectively Switch To Time & Material Billing
If you run an agency or work as a freelancer you surely know that outsourcing-like agreements can be built upon either the fixed price or the time-and-material model. Selecting one of them can be tricky as well as switching from one to another. Read on to learn everything you need to know on this topic.
NoOffice in practice – why choose to operate without an office and how it works
I’ve been running my company and the Nozbe app for over 11 years without a physical office, just an official address. I’ve hired 25 employees and 12 regular contractors. I’ve been promoting the #NoOffice concept because this is how I live and work myself… and I know it works. In this article, I’d like to delve a little deeper into the #NoOffice working style by outlining some of the reasons for operating without an office and present how this system works from an insider’s perspective.
Did we have fun again at Nozbe reunion? See yourself
Working remotely has many advantages over traditional “office mode”. One of them is the way we truly can’t wait to meet in person at the company reunions. Watch this short video showing how Nozbe team spent time during the last get-together in Ustroń.
Uses of Nozbe – the insurance industry
Do you work in the insurance industry (or a related industry) and are wondering how to use Nozbe for collaboration with your clients? In this article, we present methods and solutions that may help insurance agents, as well as other professionals from this industry, increase their effectiveness and work in a more structured manner.
Nifty Productivity Tips for Project Managers
Today, project managers are being asked to run more projects with smaller teams around tight deadlines. These outrageous demands are making it harder for managers to reach project completion. In fact, less than one-third of all projects were successfully completed on time and on budget over the past year.
To pull off a successful project, managers need to master productivity — easier said than done. Juggling between the roles of a creator, manager, team player, strategist, and a leader — being productive is relatively difficult.
The good news it is possible for project managers to master productivity. With these 6 nifty productivity tips, you can get more done in a day without having to break your back — it’s all about working smart.
Ask Michael S04E13: E-mail for collaboration?
We have so many tools for collaboration in our team that e-mail is useless. We haven’t used it for collaboration in years. How do we share information with colleagues, then? Watch the new episode of “Ask Michael” to find out!
Nozbe Reunion — why, where and how to organize a company retreat?
In a „No Office” company like Nozbe, we don’t see each other all that much in person. That’s why a few years ago we started all-company meetings. We wanted to spend some quality time together, recharge batteries, get to know the people hidden behind their avatars… and basically connect on a different level. Now, that we did a few of these, I’d like to share a few tips on how to prepare and run a successful “company retreat.”
Nozbe Reunion - Ustron (April 16-21, 2018) - customer support slowdown
As we do every six months, the entire Nozbe team will soon be meeting in-person for a few days. This time, our gathering will take place in Ustron, a mountain town in the South of Poland. As a result, our customer support may slow down at that time. However, we are going to be working hard every day of the reunion to make decisions that will form the future of Nozbe.
Ask Michael S04E09: Trust in a remote team
“Trust is good, but control is better,” they say. Well, Michael says the opposite: control is overvalued, and trust is the key to a focused and effective remote team. Learn why!
Ask Michael S04E03: VIP support for Business
After the introduction of our new pricing, we received some questions about VIP support for our popular Business plan. Now you’ll know better what to expect!
11 years of Nozbe
Exactly 11 years ago today a young aspiring entrepreneur/programmer from a rented apartment in Warsaw, the capital of a country in the Central Europe called Poland, launched a productivity Web 2.0 application inspired by David Allen’s book “Getting Things Done”. That was me, and when I started Nozbe I never even dared to dream that 11 years later I’d be running this amazing company with Nozbe apps for all the major platforms with 0.5M people from all over the world using it… Happy Birthday Nozbe! You just turned 11 and as your founder I’m writing this post to give everyone a little more detail of where we came from and where we’re going in the coming months and years. Here goes:
How productivity gurus set their goals - practical tips from Nozbe Ambassadors
We asked Nozbe Ambassadors - people who we consider to be productivity gurus and real overachievers - to share some goal-setting tips. See how Chad Garrett, Robby Miles, Mike St. Pierre, Matt Olech and Żaneta Jażdżyk plan their best year ever.
Did we have fun at Nozbe reunion? See yourself
Working remotely has many advantages over traditional “office mode”. One of them is the way we truly can’t wait to meet in person at the company reunions. Watch this short video showing how Nozbe team spent time during the last get-together in Wrocław.
How to setup an Eisenhower Matrix workflow in Nozbe - a super-practical guide
It feels like all those little tasks are demanding your time and you never have time for the tasks that really matter? We get overloaded with the urgent tasks instead of focusing on what’s important. It doesn’t have to be this way! Try using the Eisenhower Matrix to identify your real priorities.
Nozbe Reunion - Wrocław (Oct. 9-14, 2017) - customer support slowdown
As we do every six months, the entire Nozbe team will soon be meeting in-person for a few days. This time, our gathering will take place in Wrocław, a beautiful city in the South-West of Poland. As a result, our customer support may slow down at that time. However, we are going to be working hard every day of the reunion to make decisions that will form the future of Nozbe.
7 ways to be a better colleague
We have all had difficult colleagues. You know, those peers that cause you to roll your eyes and complain when they are not around. Difficult colleagues make work harder and create even more headaches for the person who has to manage her/him.
Join us on August 3 and Ask Michael Anything!
Our favourite part of each webinar is the Q&A session so this webinar will be dedicated entirely to answering your questions! Watch the webinar recording:
Sweet memories. Watch the Nozbe team having fun at our reunion.
It’s been two months since we all met in person in Torun at our company gathering. We celebrated, worked, learned and chilled out. Now you can see what our reunions are like and find out how many different things we did.
On the first day Michael, our CEO, welcomed us, summarized the last six months of our work and progress and then… we could finally celebrate Nozbe’s 10th anniversary “live” - we had delicious cake and champagne.
Visionary meets Strategic – how to use your strengths at work
An interview with Dominik Juszczyk, Gallup-Certified Strengths coach, who helps teams increase their productivity and efficiency.
During our last Nozbe reunion you conducted a workshop for our team. It was all about our talents :-) The workshop was based on our results from the StrengthsFinder test created by the Gallup Strengths Center that we took beforehand. What are “talents” anyway?
Hearing the word “talent,” we usually think of someone who can sing, dance or do something different, unique. We think of them in terms of the popular “Got Talent” TV show. Working according to the talents and strengths-based development method, we use a different definition. A talent may be an ability to make quick decisions, adopt a cautious approach to a problem, analyze other people’s emotions, or talk to strangers. Each of these traits is a talent. The Gallup Organization’s official definition of a talent is an innate and recurring pattern of reaction, feeling and action.
Announcing Nozbe Stories - a next step in productivity innovation
Today is the last day of our semi-annual Nozbe Reunion - where our “No Office” team meets to hang out, socialize, discuss, brainstorm and work together in one physical space. This reunion was very fruitful as we’ve discovered a next step in productivity evolution: Nozbe Stories.
Nozbe is a very mature product that helps more than 400,000 people all around the world to get things done. More than 10 years in business, we want to keep the product simple, effective and dependable so instead of bloating it with all the features possible, we’re searching for the next step of innovation and productivity. What’s the one feature that would take our product to the next level? We believe we found it: it’s Nozbe Stories! Here’s why:
Nozbe team reunion - Torun 2017
In 4 days we will all be heading to Torun to meet “for real.” As we usually only see each other via Zoom or FaceTime, we’re all pretty excited :-) We will be away from March 27 to April 1.
Torun - One of Seven Wonders of Poland
This time we’re meeting in Torun - the hometown of Radek (Nozbe VP Apple and The Podcast co-host) and Nicolaus Copernicus. Torun is one of Poland’s main tourist attractions. It’s famous for Copernicus, having the best gingerbread, and a medieval district that has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Watch our Webinar recording: “Your Productivity Evolution: from Personal to Business in the last 10 years of Nozbe”
Generate Nozbe reports for you and your team in Nozbe 3.4
Today we’re happy to announce a new version of Nozbe. Nozbe 3.4 contains some really cool stuff that you’ve been asking for.
- Weekly and monthly reports about your team performance
- One Drive integration
- Windows: Quick Add with global keyboard shortcut and more powerful shortcuts in the app
- Android: Add task to Nozbe via Google Now
- iOS: Snooze reminders
Watch a short overview of new features in Nozbe 3.3 and 3.4:
Get to know the advanced features of Nozbe Business in a brand-new tutorial
One of the frequently asked questions we’ve heard a lot in the last few weeks is how best to make use of the Business version features of Nozbe. To answer this question, we created a short video tutorial about team & project roles and the Nozbe Ratio. In fact, Nozbe PRO users can learn something too! Check it out!
4 Day Workweek & Regular Weekly Review
Thanks God It’s Friday or a Mighty Friday is what helps us boost our team productivity (we mentioned it in our previous post). It’s tough to admit, but before we launched it, hardly any of us had been doing a regular review. Michael decided to change that, and now we can reveal our conclusions and tips for everyone who would like to follow this policy.
Design your Friday
The main lesson for Friday-lovers is to focus on your own schedule. Think of TGIF as a day designed by yourself, not imposed on you by your day-to-day duties, a task list or your boss. You are the only one who decides what to do after the review.
TGIF - Nozbe team’s attempt at working less, but better
We have a new policy at Nozbe. We treat Fridays differently. And we call it “Piąteczek” (in Polish), which you could translate to: TGIF as in “Thank God It’s Friday”. Here’s what it’s all about:
Note: This is a short version of the post I originally posted on Medium where I post about remote working as a part of NoOffice publication. I’d appreciate if you followed me there and recommended my posts, thanks!
Note 2: If you prefer a different “audio” version of this article, we discussed this new TGIF policy with my co-host Radek at the #60 episode of The Podcast. We came back to the topic in the #70 episode.
Introducing an experimental policy that will give us a more productive, yet shorter workweek with more time for a weekly review and for learning new things… or not.
We’re already quite an unorthodox company. We all work remotely from our homes and we don’t have a single physical office. We’ve been working like this for almost a decade and hundreds of thousands of users of our Nozbe app don’t seem to mind that at all.
But we’re not unorthodox just for the sake of it. We are like that because it works. Because we enjoy a better lifestyle thanks to our “No Office” arrangement.
After all, we’re a productivity company. When we experiment, we do it for a reason. To work better. To be better. To grow better. And this new policy is supposed to help us exactly at that.
And it all started with 3 questions that I couldn’t get off of my mind:
Greetings from Gdansk! - Nozbe Reunion Fall 2016
This post is about the company principles that we believe in and strive for. During one of my weekly reviews, I was struck by how I’d made some recent decisions. These were all about company issues like the internal discussion about our #NoOffice approach, meeting with team mates in May, and some business-related topics. I felt like I hadn’t been consistent. I wasn’t sure if I had been right and, actually, why I’d made the decisions I had.
Why the security and safety of your data is Nozbe’s biggest priority
Ever since I founded Nozbe back in 2007, the security and safety of customer data as well as the stability of our infrastructure were my biggest points of focus. To the point that I’d wake up in the middle of the night to check if our servers were still up… Over the years we’ve had our failures, outages and issues… but if you’ve been with us for the last few years you’ll have noticed that our infrastructure has been rock-solid for a while now.
In this blog post I’d like to explain why that is, what we’ve done so far and what we’ll be doing in the near future to actually make it even better and more secure for you to get things done and communicate effectively through tasks thanks to Nozbe.
I’d like to mention a few things:
- how our server infrastructure is built
- how we store your data (tasks, files, attachments, 3rd party files)
- how we do backups
- how we can keep Nozbe going even through a major catastrophe…
- who has access to your data
- and what’s still to improve here :-)
Nozbe Reunion: what we love about being together
We believe that working remotely is the best thing for ourselves, our jobs and our families. But, of course, every team needs to meet from time to time. So do we.
Last time we met, three months ago in Sopot, we did a lot to make this time as productive as possible. Company members did internal keynotes, Michael held one-to-one talks, and we all had a lot of fun working and playing!
Watch and feel the spirit
We would like to share a video from Sopot, where we talk about NoOffice worker privileges and what we love about being together.
When Nozbe team meets up… #NozbeReunion - Nozbe Productivity Digest 2/2016
Note from Michael, Nozbe CEO: As you may already know from our social media channels, today is the first day of our #NozbeReunion. It’s the moment when all of our Nozbe team, who usually work from their homes, meet in one hotel, for one week, and enjoys the moment of being together. We’re going to work, brainstorm ideas, socialize and have a lot of fun!
8 steps to non-toxic meetings
We say that meetings are toxic and are the time of your workday “where minutes are taken and hours are wasted.” Does it always have to be like that? Is there something we could do, to retool them and make them more effective?
“Meetings exist for a reason, annoying as they may be. Decisions are made, problems are solved, bonds are formed, and the needle is moved in meetings. The higher you go in management, the more meetings are your work." - admits Laura Stack in her article for Productive! Magazine. It’s true, so lets see, what - according to Laura Stack - may be done to plan and run the meeting that actually solves problems and ends up with a specific decisions and set of tasks delegated to right people.
To celebrate 9 years of Nozbe we give you new Nozbe 3.0! (video + promo)
Happy birthday Nozbe! Today marks 9 years of helping more than 300,000 busy professionals and their teams from all over the world get everything done! Nozbe 3.0 is here with better design, business accounts and a completely new logo!
To learn more about Nozbe 3.0, check out our short video:
Now that you’ve watched the video, let me tell you (1) how can you get Nozbe 3.0, (2) what’s new in 3.0, (3) some more details about new Nozbe for Business and finally (4) our newest NOZBE3 special offer. Here goes:
1. Nozbe 3.0 is available today on most of the 9 major platforms we support:
Nozbe Business - How to take your team to the next level of productivity
Nozbe’s birthday celebrations continue. We hope you like all the gifts we’ve prepared for you so far :-)
Nozbe will help you grow your business!
Today, we would like to talk a little bit about the productivity of your team. See, what we can do together to help your business grow.
Nozbe matures - from personal productivity to effective cooperation in teams
9 years ago, back in 2007, Nozbe started as a GTD-based personal productivity tool designed to meet mostly our CEO’s needs ;)
Over the years, listening to your feedback, we added the project sharing feature. Then, multi-personal accounts were introduced. The team collaboration flow and communicating through tasks soon became one of our priorities and strengths.
Today, we are taking Nozbe to a whole new level by creating special Business accounts dedicated to companies and teams willing to boost their productivity!
Nozbe 3.0 Business Plans - see how you can maximize your team’s efficiency
We believe that essential factors affecting team productivity are:
- the right use of technology,
- instant access to the workplace information,
- effective and well-managed communication,
- planning and setting “S.M.A.R.T.” goals,
- analyzing progress and reviewing objectives…
…and Nozbe works great in each of these fields.