At Personio, we try to not lose valuable time on our way to incredible results.
Quickly jump between channels in slack
By using Command + k you can quickly jump to a channel of your choice.
Mute slack to not get distracted
Mute slack to completely focus on a topic and cut all distraction. To turn off Slack for a specific time, look for the bell in the upper left of Slack and cancel the noise.
Ask questions to our personio bot
We have a personiobot as slack team member – that thing is almost almighty. In case you wonder who is on holidays or you are looking for a phone number, just ask our bot.
Use the ABC method for task prioritization
How it works
- Have all tasks in Asana in the „Upcoming“ bucket
- Assess the priority of each task (A, B, C)
- Order your task by priority also within each category
- For each day select 1-3 tasks that need to be accomplished
It’s all about consequences if you don’t do a task:
Things that will lead to significant consequences if not done today.
Important and urgent
Activities that may be nice to finish, but you will live another day if you don’t complete them.
Important but not urgent
Activities that have no penalty if not completed and are low priority, but nice to complete at some point.
Not important but urgent
Start using Google Calendar settings and integrations
In Settings tick the checkbox to use Browser notifications instead if interruptive alerts. This will make alerts pop-up in a less obtrusive way.
Availability of colleagues
In Labs you can enable some helpful features. With Free or busy you can always see if someone else is currently available.
Enabling Next meeting offers a countdown to your next meeting.
If you handle clients or partners in other timezones the World clock feature is perfect to quickly see which time it is e.g. in New York.
Run web apps like Google Mail in separate windows
It might be useful to have web applications like Google Inbox, Google Calendar, Zendesk or JIRA running in separate windows. This way you avoid having 1532 tabs open in Chrome which are hard to navigate through.
For Mac there is a software called Fluid that transforms websites into „real“ apps.
Quickly create dummy data for test accounts
Need a bunch of (reasonable) dummy data to set up a Personio account? Then Mockaroo is your tool of choice. You can easily generate XLS-files with several rows of customized data also including e.g. date ranges for time off or attendance periods.
Listen to background noise
Improve your focus with the configurable background noise of Noisli (https://www.noisli.com)
Take a nap after lunch
At Personio, we are pro napping. Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function, creative thinking and memory performance. So feel free to have a 15 minute nap to refresh your brain – not only after a heavy lunch meal.