Slack is the communication tool we’re using to make consulting with the team way easier. Like in Google Drive, each topic has its own Slack channel. For example in #kinderworld-ideas we share ideas for content of the Kinder World platform and in #daily we share what we’re going to work on for the day.
Toggl is our time tracking tool. We won’t scold you for not making the hours you estimated for the week, we just want to keep up to date about what you’re working on. Maybe one task is taking longer than expected, this would prompt us to send someone to help you. Or maybe we should even pause the task so you can focus on something with a higher priority.
Make sure to forward all your Toggl weekly reports to Shona! To make it even easier you can automate this process and you never have to think about it again.
Trello is our online project management tool. You can see it as one big To Do list. This is our way of keeping track of tasks, who is responsible for what and where we are at in the process.
If you can’t/don’t want to use Skype for your video calls a good option is Zoom.
Whether you’re writing a Kinder World article, Sinterklaas poem, newsletter or investor pitch, if you’re looking for new ways of saying the same thing check out Thesaurus.com. You give them a word and they’ll come up with dozens, if not hundreds of synonyms. Looking for the Dutch equivalent? Synoniemen.net is the place to go.
When you have an important question to ask right now you can find a list of all phone numbers here.
Have something to share that should not get lost in a sea of notifications and limited storage space? Use email! All email addresses can be found in this document.
Did you receive your very own @kinder.world mail? Please use the following email signature:
With Kinder regards,
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Kind is not enough, join Kinder!
your phone number
For the correct logo please send Laura an email so you can copy paste her email signature.
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Use Boomerang: send later and get reminders on emails
Use filters with priorities
Use search, don't put emails into folders, just archive
Try pause inbox: a feature from Boomerang which delivers you your emails at set times instead of all through the day.
Use the new ‘snooze’ feature. You can set an email to disappear for a few hours/days/weeks and then reappear when you need to deal with it.
Are you struggling with getting things done, focus, and/or powering through distractions? Do what Koen does and try the Pomodoro Technique!
On Slack you might notice a tomato behind Koen's name, this means he's focussing on one specific task for 25 minutes and not available for questions. Feel free to send him a message, he'll get back to you when he's taking a break. Feel free to try this technique out for yourself and report back to us with the results. Who knows, we might all be Pomodoro masters soon.
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