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Delivering Features & Modernizing Our Tech Stack via Shape Up

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A while back, we wrote about how Shape Up* helped our EPD team 5x their dev cycle. We also talked about how it’s different from Scrum, and even did a piece exploring the dangers of fake agile.

So how are things looking, a little further down the line? Mike Schutte, a Senior Front-end Engineer at Process Street, gave us his thoughts on how Shape Up has impacted our EPD team.

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How 4 Top Startups are Reinventing Organizational Structure

How 4 Top Startups are Reinventing Organizational Structure header As we’ll see, certain elements which we consider part of the normal workplace are being abandoned by experimenting companies in favor of new models.

But why are they being abandoned?

For some, it’s about reducing overhead. For others, it’s about finding new ways to combat the traditional problems a growing company faces. It could be about opening up a broader talent pool, increasing adaptability, or navigating uncertain economic environments.

The ultimate goal is to make the company more successful.

Here at Process Street, we have our own thoughts on that looming forebearer, hierarchical structure, so we thought we’d check out what the Jones’s are up to. This post will look at the organizational structure of four of the most successful startups out there and why they’ve opted to make the long-established hierarchical structure on its head.

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Reduce New Hire Churn With This Employee Onboarding Checklist

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Despite many managers understanding the importance of employee onboarding, Sapling has found that 88% of companies don’t onboard well.

This is a troubling revelation when you take into account that offering an excellent onboarding experience enhances employee retention by as much as 82%.

Want to ensure you have high employee retention while also maintaining job satisfaction? I’ve got you covered.

In this blog post, I’m going to walk you through exactly why good employee onboarding matters, the magic of automation, and what makes up a good employee onboarding experience. Check it out here:

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Zapier CEO’s Secret to Effective Remote Onboarding (500+ Employees!)

effective-remote-onboardingWe chat with Zapier CEO Wade Foster, who shares how one of the fastest-growing remote companies in the world onboards their employees, manages Slack, organizes communication, and more.

Employee Onboarding Secrets was the third segment in Process Street‘s Highway 2021 event. Check out our playlist of the full event here.

Here’s the Employee Onboarding Secrets segment with Wade Foster in full:

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How to Prioritize Tasks and Do Only The Work That Matters

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You’ve got a ton of work to do right now. Your to-do list is an unstructured mess of action items, and you’ve only got a faint idea how to prioritize tasks.

Luckily, there are a few (almost automatic) ways to quickly get your to-do list prioritized without much effort. In fact, you can apply one of these methods within 5 minutes and know exactly what to do next. There have been a number of methods over the years, and all have their own quirks and considerations. Which is right for you?

In previous chapters of my task management guide, I’ve taken you all the way through from writing, organizing, and planning your to-do list. Check those out if you haven’t already.

Now, I’m going to take you through a few of the ways I prioritize my tasks as a content writer for Process Street.

Let’s get prioritizing!
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AI & Data Analytics: 3 Ways They Can Improve Customer Experience And Engagement

AI Data Analytics 3 Ways They Can Improve Customer Experience And Engagement Since 2015, Nahla Davies has been working with enterprise clients around the world developing RegTech protocols and best practices. She’s also worked with both enterprise and sovereign governments as a key contributor for notable public projects like DCOM.

If the pandemic has shown the world anything, it’s that business professionals and, specifically, marketers can still meaningfully engage customers in an increasingly digital world. It’s undoubtedly challenging for marketers to continue providing a seamless customer experience across different digital channels such as social media.

Thankfully, though, factors such as artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics can make multi-channel customer experiences engaging across the entire customer journey — from product consideration all the way to purchase.

Businesses have proven themselves both capable and willing to remain adaptable amidst the tumultuous COVID pandemic in order to understand business problems and subsequent opportunities. The process of actually understanding these problems and opportunities, however, isn’t exactly straightforward.

Analytics, data, and artificial intelligence have the potential to enrich marketers’ understanding of their customers’ experiences in order to deliver meaningful, relevant experiences in the future. To that end, let’s quickly take a look at how data and analytics can be invaluable for marketers interested in enhancing the complete customer journey that they provide across different digital channels.

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Refine Business Operations & Boost Efficiency with Continuous Improvement

continuous improvementNo process is perfect; there’s always room to improve. Unfortunately, many teams have no way to identify, test, and deploy the changes they make, meaning each tweak is a roll of the dice.

The savings can be massive, but you need a continuous improvement program to make sure that the changes you make won’t make your operations a whole lot harder.

1 in 10 improvements save money… [each saving, on average,] $31,043 in its first year of implementation.
1 in 4 improvements save time… [each saving, on average,] 270 hours in its first year of implementation.

KaiNexusThe ROI of Continuous Improvement

Most successful changes will also make your employees’ jobs easier (and more enjoyable) to perform. You’ll be saving time and money, but you’ll also be getting far better value out of your current efforts and operations.

However, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start from the top.

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The Ultimate Process Management Software Buyer’s Guide: How to Choose The Perfect Platform

process management softwareIf you need to manage any kind of recurring work in your team, but aren’t sure what to look for in a process management software, then this guide will give you all of the information you need to help you make sense of the marketplace and make the best decision possible.

In this Process Street guide you will find:

By the end of this guide, you will be ready & confident to identify & make a decision about your ideal process management software.
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The 10 Best Workflow Apps Your Team Needs Today

best workflow appsWorking efficiently can be an uphill battle, especially for larger teams. Luckily, the right workflow app has the ability to make your life a whole lot easier.

Each team needs a well-structured workflow to stick to when it comes to conducting daily tasks and all that other good stuff that keeps the engine of your company running.

The right workflow app allows your team to streamline their processes and improve the efficiency of daily recurring work. However, finding the right workflow management platform to meet the specific needs of your team can be complicated due to the number of products available on the market.

That’s why we at Process Street have compiled this list of the best workflow apps on the market right now, to help you understand what’s on offer & make the best decision.

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