Introducing FOCUS – Powered by MeisterLabs

This post was updated on December 11, 2018.

Sometimes, it feels like there are an innumerable number of things that divide us. Even at work, there seem to be a hundred big and small issues that cause friction —miscommunications, misunderstandings and mismatches. Bad prerequisites, wrong assumptions and ill-conceived goals.

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It is those things that keep us from focusing on the stuff that truly matters, and from reaching our shared goals, together.

So we at MeisterLabs are on a mission. A mission to give workers the tools and the knowledge they need to overcome friction at the workplace, and instead unite their skills, creativity and brainpower to achieve truly great things.

You already know our products:

MindMeister, an app to help you visualize, develop, and share your ideas. And MeisterTask, a solution to help you turn those great ideas into reality, together.

MindMeister and MeisterTask

Introducing FOCUS

After MindMeister and MeisterTask, we’re now introducing FOCUS – a small piece of virtual real-estate which we’ve picked to be the new base of our mission. Here we will share knowledge, experiences, tips, and stories from real people – their successes as well as their failures. A place where you can come to get inspired, learn from others, and find solutions to the struggles your team faces.

“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.”
— James Cash Penney

So here’s what you can expect to find on FOCUS:

No fluff, no shady link-building, no content for content’s sake.

Instead: high-value, evidence-based, honest articles, written with the purpose to help you work together more effectively.

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Meet the Voices of MeisterLabs

We’re real people, with real opinions, values, and knowledge, but also real struggles, pet peeves and weaknesses. Each one of us was hand-picked because we bring something special to the table.

The Content Team

Meet Olivia Jardine

As MeisterLabs’ communications manager, Olivia works on all things content, partnerships and PR. Before joining in July 2016, Olivia worked in marketing and communications in her hometown of London, for a government project on getting women into STEM. Outside of work, Olivia is a fan of tech for good projects, expanding her vinyl collection and dachshunds. You can connect with Olivia on LinkedIn!

Meet Raphaela Brandner

As MeisterLabs’ marketing and content manager, Raphaela creates everything from tutorial videos to newsletters and from blog posts to website copy. Before joining the company in August 2013, she worked as an editor and ghostwriter in the publishing industry. Raphaela loves everything science, and cares very much about animal rights and secularism. You can connect with her on LinkedIn or Twitter.

The Founders

Meet Michael Hollauf

Michael is the co-founder and Managing Director of MeisterLabs. Before founding the company with Till in 2007, Michael worked as Product Marketing Director at knowledge management specialist Hyperwave, living in Munich for three years and subsequently in London for a further five years. Michael holds an advanced engineering degree in Telematics from the TU Graz and currently lives outside of Vienna with his wife and three kids. You can add him on LinkedIn or drop him a line on Twitter.

Meet Till Vollmer

As Michael’s co-founder, Till has built MeisterLabs from the ground-up. While Michael focuses on the front-end, Till oversees MindMeister’s and MeisterTask’s IT architecture, as well as being in charge of sales, finance and operations. Previously, he, too, worked at Hyperwave, where he held various positions, from Developer to Global Presales Director. He currently lives in Munich with his wife and twin daughters. You can get in touch with him on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Guest Contributors

We’ll be inviting a number of experts, thought-leaders, researchers and writers to join us in our mission to improve collaboration and productivity among teams worldwide. If you have valuable insights that you’d like to share on FOCUS, please read our guest contribution guidelines before submitting your article idea.

We look forward to this exciting journey with you. Subscribe now to never miss an article.