The practical guide to manage remote teams – Ensure good, open communication

Kyber Blog

Ensure good, open communication Communication is key in any workplace — especially one where most interactions occur via email, chat, or calls. Ensuring a free flow of accurate information throughout your company’s structure means fostering a communicative culture, and using the right tools for the job. “Close attention to relationship-building and a process to ensure good communication is really important. When the group …

The practical guide to manage remote teams – Table of Content

Kyber Blog

Remote work is now a reality. Some members of your team might just work from home few days a week, some might permanently work in different cities or even continents. Maybe your company is a fully remote one with no headquarters or office options at all. How to deal with the new dynamics of a virtual, remote team? As a …

How native apps can turn Slack into the operating system for your workplace

Kyber Blog

Like any emerging technology, bots and apps for messaging have been closely following the famous hype cycle chart from Gartner: I think it’s fair to say we are now past the “Peak of inflated expectations”, especially in enterprise. The industry has awakened from the dream of building fully conversational bots able to understand and interact with humans like humans, in every …

The first calendar for Slack

How to add a calendar to Slack

Kyber Blog

With Kyber you can create one or more calendars directly on Slack and export them to your Outlook, Apple or Google Calendar. Calendars are very useful to visualize personal, project, team or company activities all in one place. Stay in sync, review project plan and status, hit your goals without leaving Slack. Shared Team Calendars Kyber lets your team add …

How to review assigned tasks and follow up on them

Kyber Blog

Kyber is already the best Slack app to assign tasks and manage projects on Slack. Once you send a task with Kyber, it automatically gets added to the assignee to-do list, ensuring it’s not missed. But as a manager, even if you delegate a task, you still need to track it until completion. With Kyber is easy to review all the tasks you …

The easiest way to track tasks at work – and make things happen

Paolo Perazzo Blog

Creating, assigning and labeling a task has always been a tedious and long process. First, you need to find and launch the task or project management app. Then you have to navigate and click somewhere to create your task. Finally, you are presented with a list of empty text fields to be filled: the task name, the assignee, the project, …

So Yeah, AdCom8 Tried Slack and Kyber

Paolo Perazzo Slack 0 Comments

Getting things done together is a core problem at work. Throughout my career, standard solutions like task and project management apps never worked well. Too complex to use, too much friction to adopt within any of my teams. Why? These tools force us to change our behaviors (i.e. communicate a task) and to adopt new workflows (e.g. fill a form …

Why a project management app for Slack

Paolo Perazzo Blog

My team is partially based in San Francisco and partially remote. We build a Slack and mobile app called Kyber. To collaborate, we need two main kind of tools: a messaging app to communicate and a set of productivity apps to manage projects, track tasks, and schedule meetings. For messaging, we use Slack. For productivity, we replaced many apps with …

Human Interface Guidelines for Slack

Paolo Perazzo Design, Slack

Table of content The importance and benefits of Human Interface Guidelines Designing for conversational UIs UI and UX for Slack Creativity from constraints 5 design principles for /commands Intuitiveness Consistency Structure Context Conversational syntax User on-boarding Help command(s) App discovery flow Leveraging Slack UI The importance and benefits of Human Interface Guidelines When Apple launched the iOS platform in 2007, designing iPhone …

How to have a fun, stress-free, holiday season

Paolo Perazzo Blog

The holidays are quickly approaching along with their fun and… craziness. Parties with friends and big family get together, one after the other. Either as organizer or guest, there is always so much to plan, so much to do, so much to keep track of – even to just show up and eat ?. Guess who can help you and …