Is there a secret to taking great meeting minutes? What are the most important things to consider when creating a project plan? Or a business plan for that matter? What information should be included, what shouldn’t? If you’ve never had to do […]
Tony Buzan, the inventor of mind maps, has died. With his boundless energy and enthusiasm, he helped millions of people around the world to structure their thoughts, reach their learning goals, and unleash their creativity. Visual thinking, graphical representations and the process […]
Good employees are hard to come by in today’s competitive job market. When you’re fortunate enough to succeed in your search and are ready to welcome new people to your team, you’ll want to make sure their introduction to your company goes […]
Constant innovation is crucial for businesses who want to stay ahead of the competition. But how do you create a real culture of innovation? How do you foster a free exchange of knowledge and manage ideas efficiently? In this article, we’ll discuss […]
We’re spending more time in meetings. Today’s executives devote an average of 23 hours a week to them, while in the ’60s, meetings took up less than 10 hours for the average executive. But the fact that we’re spending more time on […]
Every company, whether global or local, will depend on the effective sharing of information. Whether it’s between job applicants and hiring managers, or between COOs and their employees, effective knowledge management is vital. Here’s how… Onboarding employees, sharing best practices, and communicating compliance […]
When a start-up grows at scale, your leadership strategy will need to grow with it. At MeisterLabs, when we could no longer fit around the same meeting room table, we knew it was time to take stock. Over the past few years, […]
It’s our pleasure to introduce our biggest update yet: MeisterTask 2.0. MeisterTask 2.0 provides a fresh dashboard redesign, advanced productivity features and a brand new tech stack, making MeisterTask faster and more stable than ever. Read on to find out what’s new… Note: […]
Can you name a more iconic duo than content and SEO in the history of marketing? Go ahead, I’ll wait . . . As marketers, it’s our duty to take SEO into consideration when we’re creating pages and content. Product feature announcements, use […]
A project communications plan is a document that describes the communications goals, strategies and measures needed to ensure all stakeholders of a project have the right information at the right time. In this article we’ll show you how to use a simple […]
Did the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica reports have you wondering just how secure the online tools you use are? In this article, we’ll advise on how to assess your current tools and share our approach at MeisterLabs to protecting user data, no […]
It’s been eleven years since Till and I founded MeisterLabs and since launching, we’ve come up against our fair share of hurdles. Fortunately, we’ve weathered each storm and at every plateau discovered new ways to breathe life into the business and our approach […]
When you spot an exciting job opportunity, it’s only natural to feel a little anxious about what the recruitment process might involve. However, at MeisterLabs we believe that hiring processes should never be scary. They should be a reciprocal exercise into judging […]
At MeisterLabs, we did our first usability test last year on our mind mapping product, MindMeister. As a team that focuses on designing attractive and easy-to-use software, the test was an eye-opening experience. It forced us to think long and hard about […]
Your team can say goodbye to manual updates and hello to supercharged team productivity, with MeisterTask and new Zapier for Teams. Following the latest release from app automation platform Zapier, it’s now easier than ever to set up powerful workflow automations with […]
Designing a customer life cycle can be daunting. After all, sourcing people who are totally new to your brand and turning them into loyal customers, and even brand advocates, is no easy feat. However, with a customer cycle jam-packed with visual content and […]
Developing a product that’s valued by your customer is pretty much the bread and butter of Agile project management. To achieve this, you need to be sharing project progression and prototypes with your stakeholders (and end-users, if separate) at every iteration of your project.
In terms of People Management, we have quite a big challenge ahead of us at MeisterLabs. For starters, we have the ambitious aim of growing our workforce from 30 to 50 employees within the next four months. Plus, we’re not just looking […]
When launching a new software project, the chances are it’s been proposed for one of two reasons: either your stakeholder has a groundbreaking idea that they feel will bring unique value to users, or they have a pain-point that they need help […]
During times of company growth, it’s essential that teams are able to establish workflows that are scalable, while keeping everyone informed. In this article, software development team NewOrbit shares with us the challenges that have arisen while growing their Agile business. Plus, […]
“The narrative goes that when you’re first starting off, your business will feel like you’re pushing a boulder uphill,” one SaaS founder shared with me. “But once you’ve found product market fit, you’re holding onto a rocket ship.” In reality, scaling your […]
Following the 10-year anniversary of our online mind mapping tool MindMeister earlier this year, we’ve now reached a second milestone which, even more than the last, puts us in a state of awe: As of July 2017, one billion ideas have been […]
In your company’s growth journey, it’s important to take the time to assess its progress, mission, and direction. This should happen quarterly, as short-term goals can often become the focus of decision making and take away energy from your main objectives. On […]
Keeping your clients in the loop is an essential part of any successful consultancy project. However, check-up meetings, metric reports, and email exchanges can take up a lot of time. With task automations, you can say goodbye to unnecessary admin and hello to […]
We like to think that we operate our businesses as meritocracies. Good ideas get heard, and people with good ideas get rewarded. But what if that wasn’t exactly true? The fact is, in a typical eight-person team meeting, on average only three people do 70 percent of the talking. Luckily there are a few ways to make your meetings a bit more equal and inclusive.
They say in growth, it’s easier to stop your already invested customers from leaving than to acquire new ones. When it comes to HR, things are no different. So, why is it that companies put more effort into searching for new hires, than focusing on developing the talent already in-house? MeisterLabs’ Technical Lead, Laura Bârlădeanu, shares what companies can do to retain top talent.
You probably saw the video with Robert Kelly, the South Korea expert whose kids crashed his BBC interview, live on air. Anyone who’s worked remotely likely felt for him and his family, whether it’s a cat walking in front of your screen or noisy traffic outside, mishaps can happen. Fortunately, not all online meetings need to be this way.
You wouldn’t usually find SaaS companies like MeisterLabs at a trade show. We make most of our sales over the internet – through our website, via PPC campaigns, product review sites and other referrals. However, this year we decided to attend Atlassian Summit Barcelona. Michael Hollauf, shares whether it was worth the investment.
Anyone involved in wedding management needs to be compassionate, diligent and super well organized. Photographer and wedding business owner, Martina Lundborg, shares her tips for remaining prepared and on the ball, with MeisterTask.
You could be forgiven for thinking perks alone are the way to build a positive company culture. After all, who doesn’t want to come to work when there are freebies available around the clock? However, research shows you’re better off betting on a sense of meaning for your employees.