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What is a Hybrid Work Model? Benefits vs. Challenges
March 2, 2022

By 2022, you’ve probably worked from home at some point. If not prior to the pandemic, perhaps as part of the one-third of the US workforce that went remote due to COVID-19 in 2020. As video conferencing, chat communications, productivity apps, and calendar time blocking became standard in this new age of work – managers and teams across the world began to realize the feasibility of a remote workspace. The global workforce is continuing to adapt to the new state of affairs, and it’s increasingly obvious that remote work isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that in-office work is now rendered irrelevant. Employees want hybrid work.

Though COVID-19 can be credited in great part for accelerating remote work out of sheer necessity – today a staggering 94% of professionals, managers, and executives are all-for flexible working arrangements to stay. But how do you navigate getting the best of both worlds for workers and organizations? Read on to learn more about hybrid work, and whether a balance of both remote and in-office work could work for you and your team.

What is hybrid work?

So what exactly is hybrid work? Hybrid work is a combination work model where employees work both remotely from home (or another location) and on-site, in some flexible ratio. This includes individuals working remote sometime, and in-office other times, or some departments working entirely remote while others remain fully on-site. A majority 74% of US companies are either already using, or plan to implement, a permanent hybrid model for their workspace, and you might be considering the same flexible policy for your team. 

And why do employees (and organizations) want hybrid work? Remote work eliminates the dreaded commute, accommodates flexible and more productive working hours, opens up a global candidate pool, and fosters more independence in your team. But alternatively, in-office work offers great value in team building, collaboration opportunities, organic communication, more involved on-boarding for new hires, and reduces tech fatigue – which can be challenging in a fully remote setting. In addition to many interpersonal benefits, in-office work is sometimes also the only option for certain roles which require office attendance for things like training, equipment or lab use, project work, or confidentiality demands.

Types of hybrid work models

You might be wondering what the  different types of hybrid models are. There are actually four different models raging in popularity that support the unique on-site demands and remote flexibility across almost every scenario.

Here are the four most popular types of hybrid work models:

Set Schedule

Some organizations simply cannot function with a fully remote staff. For roles that depend on in-person attendance for things like event management, production supervision, or specialized equipment use – a set hybrid schedule offers the benefits of remote work without compromising progress of on-site projects and goals.

In this hybrid model, employees work a set amount of days on site, and a set amount of days remotely. Depending on the team members workload ratio of remote-capable tasks vs. in-office responsibilities, this model offers a ton of flexibility for everyone involved since you can customize your combination schedule, set by either management or the employees themselves based on their personal preferences. 

Mostly Remote

The mostly remote hybrid model is exactly as it sounds – employees spend most of their time working remotely with the option to come work in the office, either at their desk or using a shared space. This hybrid work model is great for teams that have the resources to function in an almost entirely remote capacity, but the company also benefits from maintaining a physical and central location (or multiple locations!) for their employees to utilize. 

Companies with existing office space benefit from this kind of setup since their offices are already established, but employees are able to work remotely just as productively, if not more, than an in-office environment. Tech enterprise corporations like Twitter, Reddit, and Instagram, for example, are pioneering this hybrid model — allowing most of their workforce the option of working entirely from home, while still keeping global corporate offices open and available when needed.  

Ad Hoc

Somewhere between the set schedule and mostly remote model is the ad hoc, or ‘as needed’, hybrid work policy. This model grants teams the same option of working remotely the majority of the time, but with the prerequisite of coming into the office as needed by the company

This is a practical option for teams that are capable of functioning mostly remote, but might have certain exclusions where their team is absolutely needed on-site for things like conferences, team events, client meetings, or training programs. The ad hoc model allows for a kind of hybrid employee — fostering independence in the remote era, while also prioritizing a central and available team.

Split Team

Another popular hybrid work setup many organizations have adopted is a split team model where certain members of the team are fully remote, and others are either exclusively in-office or following another hybrid model. 

The split team model makes a lot of sense for companies where different departments operate autonomously and are managed separately. For example, a marketing team could easily be productive entirely dispersed and remote, while a manufacturing team needs to be on-site for production. This kind of work model could apply to service businesses, public organizations, and product manufacturers. 

This list is certainly not exhaustive – hybrid work models are constantly evolving as companies try to determine which type of hybrid office model works best for their business and team. There are endless possibilities and flexibility when considering a balance of remote and in-office work in today’s world. As corporations redefine what the future of work looks like, we all play a role in having the freedom to try something that may not have necessarily been done before. 

What are the benefits of a hybrid work model?

As the demand for remote jobs rises, companies want to know – what are the actual benefits of offering a flexible hybrid work model for their teams? There’s certainly no doubt employees would be happier with one. A whopping 83% of workers reported that they prefer a hybrid model where they can work remotely at least 25% of the time, and 47% of employees stated that they would leave their job for another company that offered a hybrid work model. 

Fortunately, with the rapid increase of remote work in recent years, there is a lot of research outlining the pros and cons of a hybrid work setup. If you're still on the fence about offering both in-person and remote work options to your own team, then take a look at these stats to see the benefits of adopting a hybrid work model at your organization!

Here are the top benefits of a hybrid work model:

  • Increased productivity: 77% of employees that worked remotely, even just a few days a month, showed increased productivity getting more done in less time! They also experienced 56% greater creativity and innovative thinking when working remotely. 
  • Better collaboration: 83% of companies reported that collaboration on new projects was equally as good, and even better, than when teams were previously working together in-office.
  • Improved employee wellness: By reducing in-office stressors like long commutes, interruptions from colleagues, and workplace politics, employees who get to work remotely, even partially, report improved mental health and wellness.
  • Less turnover: On average, teams experience 12% lower turnover rates when they facilitate a hybrid workspace.
  • More positive workplace culture: Setting better boundaries with your team can foster a more positive company culture, and reduce negative workplace politics and gossip. 
  • Reduced costs: On average, companies save $11,000 per hybrid worker every year thanks to reduced real estate costs, higher productivity levels, reduced days off, and lower turnover rates.
  • Less environmental impact: With fewer commuters, condensed corporate hubs, and printer sales steadily dropping as the remote workspace grows, the environmental pros speak for themselves!
  • Company growth: 63% of high-revenue growth companies practice hybrid work models, while 69% of negative or no-growth companies reject the concept of hybrid workplaces and would prefer completely on-site or completely remote teams – suggesting great value in the hybrid work model when effectively implemented.

With so many astounding numbers to back up the benefits of applying a hybrid office model, it’s clear why more and more companies are embracing work-from-home flexibility in their future workspace. Hybrid work models are a great way to start offering (and reaping) the benefits of remote work without completely sacrificing the advantages of on-site work. 

What are the challenges with hybrid work?

While it’s easy to see the value in benefits, it’s even more important to understand and anticipate the challenges – effective implementation is crucial in making a hybrid work model a success. Many teams found themselves cornered into remote work due to the pandemic and had to improvise their way to a successful system. Teams choosing to adopt a hybrid model today are at a huge advantage as they have both time to plan and examples from other companies to use in building out their own game plan. And with any new work model, there are going to be challenges that both teams and managers face. 

Here are the 5 common problems to consider with hybrid work models:

1. Collaborative software

While video conferencing apps, productivity tools, project management platforms, and asynchronous communication tools have allowed teams to shift very quickly from in-office to at-home work, it also poses its own set of difficulties. Streamlining apps for communications can be quite the ordeal to companies when everyone requires a whole new toolset to collaborate with the rest of the team effectively.

Beyond simply acquiring the necessary apps, any new tool will have a slight learning curve that you’ll want to lessen for your employees. Instead of just purchasing, distributing, and hoping for the best, take the time to set up a remote training session so that everyone can get up to speed! Most remote-friendly apps offer free group training sessions, or at a reasonable cost, so you can get the most value out of these tools. Another helpful tip is actually building these app setup instructions into your employee onboarding materials so they can get up to speed on the company app stack within their first couple of weeks. 

2. Leadership

In order to ensure that the transition to a hybrid work model is smooth and efficient, it’s up to leadership to effectively manage communications, delegation, and collaboration on both the remote and in-office fronts, to get ahead of any confusion and frustration that can arise with change.

Leadership often looks different for managers in the remote workspace and requires adaptations. It introduces a new level of trust and transparency as workers are now taking on the unfamiliar responsibility of managing themselves when working from home. The instinctual response of a manager might be to start microtasking to ensure the same level of results, but this can actually have a negative impact on remote productivity according to Ajay Serohi, Staff Product Manager at Tesla. 

While some organizations choose to go the way of invasive tracking software to micromanage and analyze every move of their employees, we recommend a different approach. Setting clear expectations, communicating updates, and offering educational resources for both managers and their direct reports alike can empower the entire team and help build employees up for success.

3. Policy

Developing a new hybrid work policy for your organization requires thorough research and planning to develop the structure it needs to succeed. With boundaries between professional and personal life becoming increasingly blurred in the remote worksphere, company policy serves as a guideline for your team's productivity, wellness, and ultimate success. Each organization should take the proper time to develop a policy that works right for their company goals and employees.

Here are some questions you should consider when developing your hybrid work policy:

  • Which hybrid model best supports employee productivity?
  • Should we offer the same, or different hybrid models for team members/departments?
  • What mutual availability hours should be set for remote and in-office teams?
  • What scenarios require remote employees to be on-site?
  • What is the chain of command across remote and in-office staff?
  • What communication channels work best for our team’s needs?
  • How much training should we invest in for new, and existing, employees?
  • Can we improve our onboarding process to be inclusive of our hybrid company goals?
  • Does our policy for sick leave look any different in a hybrid work model?

4. Culture

Today, 1 in 4 Americans are working partly from home, compared to the 0.6% of U.S. employees that worked remotely at least half the time back in 2005. When introducing a hybrid model, there are inevitable shifts in company culture as either some, or all, of your team works off site. 

How important is establishing a positive hybrid culture? 51% of employees reported that they felt less connected to their company culture when working remotely in the pandemic. Hybrid work models without a supportive company culture can result in fewer relationships between coworkers and leadership, a reduced sense of shared company mission, and even potential resentment between remote and in-office employees. There are also negative impacts of isolation to consider for individuals working from home. What should you consider when establishing your company culture? Workers reported missing small talk with coworkers (57%), collaborating in person (53%) and clearer separation between work and home life (50%), so explore how you can adapt to these lost perks for employees who work partially from home. 

5. Office space

Another challenge in the hybrid model is maintaining a full time physical location while simultaneously investing in your team's remote workspace. While benefits of remote work usually save companies money due to downsizing office space, higher employee productivity, and reduced turnover rates – a hybrid work model also incurs costs compared to a fully remote work model. 

For example, downsizing might not be an option if enough of your employees choose to spend a significant portion of their work week in-office. You might end up in a situation where you signed a long-term lease for office space which doesn’t end up getting used, or alternatively, find yourself downsizing too drastically and unable to accommodate everyone who wants to work on-site.

Here are some questions to ask yourself when considering your office space needs:

  • Which employees need to work on-site?
  • Which employees want the option to work on-site, and remotely?
  • How many days a week do employees prefer to work at home?
  • What equipment does the team need to work remotely? 
  • Which employees require a dedicated desk or office vs. a shared desk?
  • Can you optimize your in-office schedule to maximize each desk space?
  • How long is left on your current lease, and should you downsize to a smaller office vs. renewing?
  • Can a flexible/coworking space work for your team?

Taking time to plan ahead and put a workplace strategy in place that reflects your team’s unique needs will help you minimize resource loss in your hybrid work setup – even if it falls outside of an existing cookie-cutter model. 

Tips for companies

So now that we know what we’re up against, let’s walk through some tips for building and implementing an effective hybrid work model at your organization.

  • Talk to your team to discover what work model they prefer, and how it might look for individual roles and teams. 
  • Decide what type of hybrid work model works best for your team’s unique needs and set up clear expectations around availability and scheduling for all employees who are eligible for remote work (job permitting).
  • Prioritize effective leadership that fosters transparency, connection, motivation, and collaboration for both remote and in-office work. Consistently check biases and audit management techniques through self and team review.
  • Create clear channels of communication between team members and management positions. Building trust and relationships can be more difficult in a hybrid work model, and all the more important when working remotely.
  • Value team building and onboarding to ensure both remote and on-site staff are aligned with company culture and overarching goals, and that team members have the opportunity to build interpersonal relationships with each other and management.
  • Budget for resources like the communication apps, task management platforms, and productivity tools to keep track of ongoing projects and deliverables across the team, and ensure that everyone has the proper training. 
  • Plan for fewer, more productive meetings so that goals are clear and efforts are directed across all levels of the organization (remote and not). 
  • Make time for regular check-ins with employees and encourage organic conversations. Remote teams that saw the greatest productivity increase during the pandemic encouraged “small moments of engagement” among employees.
  • Consider your office space. Minimize risks by getting very clear on your team’s specific needs from a hybrid workspace. Investigate options that are flexible and sustainable, so you don’t overcommit as you learn more about what works for you. 

These tips will get you started in the right direction as you come up with a plan to effectively introduce a hybrid model in your own organization, but take the time to investigate any other obstacles you could run into that are unique to your company culture and business needs.

Is hybrid work right for you and your team?

As the remote workspace continues to grow with a predicted 87% increase from pre-pandemic levels by 2025, adopting a hybrid work model can help companies today prepare for the future of work tomorrow. Hybrid work models help organizations recruit top talent, accelerate company growth, boost employee productivity, improve individual wellness, and save major dollars across the entire workforce.

Just make sure to dedicate the time and effort needed at the planning stage so you can optimize your costs, build a strong hybrid work culture, and provide clear leadership to help the entire organization adopt the new model. Hybrid work models are as unique as the teams that make them their own. By weighing different kinds of hybrid workplaces, analyzing their benefits, as well predicting common challenges – teams can learn to thrive by effectively using these models and planning for their success accordingly.

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96% of people say life is better with to-do lists, but 41% of tasks are never completed! Learn how to sync Todoist with Google Calendar to actually make time to get your tasks done via Reclaim.
8 Best Calendar Apps for Remote Work in 2022
February 22, 2022

8 Best Calendar Apps for Remote Work in 2022

Did you know that the right calendar app can improve your time management by as much as 38%? Compare these 8 popular calendar apps to see which is best for organizing your remote schedule.
How to Schedule Jira Issues in Google Calendar
February 16, 2022

How to Schedule Jira Issues in Google Calendar

Feeling overwhelmed by your ever-evolving Jira task list? Learn how to add Jira issues to Google Calendar so you can schedule time for heads-down work, and increase productivity up to 80%.
Calendar Analysis: How to Audit Your Time & Productivity
January 27, 2022

Calendar Analysis: How to Audit Your Time & Productivity

Why should you audit your time and calendar? People waste up to 40% of their workday when unorganized. Analyze how much time you spend on meetings, tasks, and personal time to better plan your week.
Reclaim's Response to the Log4j Vulnerability
December 29, 2021

Reclaim's Response to the Log4j Vulnerability

As a security-first company who takes the protection and security of our customer data extremely seriously, we’re writing this blog post to share our response to the Log4j CVE vulnerability.
How to Share Google Calendar & Manage Your Availability
December 16, 2021

How to Share Google Calendar & Manage Your Availability

Learn how to share your Google Calendar with another Google Calendar, Outlook or iCloud Calendar, key privacy settings, and the best way to block your availability to avoid double-booking.
Best Planner Apps: Top 5 Tools for Productivity in 2022
December 13, 2021

Best Planner Apps: Top 5 Tools for Productivity in 2022

If you spend just 10-12 minutes planning your day, you’ll save up to 2 hours of time otherwise wasted from poor planning. Learn the top 5 planner apps to keep you organized and productive in 2022.
How to Add Linear.app Issues to Google Calendar
December 1, 2021

How to Add Linear.app Issues to Google Calendar

Less than 50% of issues get completed every cycle, or sprint. Learn how to connect your Linear.app issue tracking projects with Google Calendar so you can make time for important tasks every sprint.
Top 14 Project Management Skills for the Remote Work Era
November 24, 2021

Top 14 Project Management Skills for the Remote Work Era

Which project management skills do you need to lead a remote working team? As the coordinator for a highly complex show, project managers need an arsenal of people skills and technical skills.
Team Meetings: 5 Types & Best Practices for Scheduling
November 12, 2021

Team Meetings: 5 Types & Best Practices for Scheduling

What is a team meeting? A gathering to build relationships, collaborate, share updates, and align your team. But with 50% of the workweek in meetings, orgs need to consider if they’re overscheduling.
Productivity Trends Report: One-on-One Meeting Statistics
November 2, 2021

Productivity Trends Report: One-on-One Meeting Statistics

Meetings have increased 69.7% since before the pandemic. Professionals now average 21.5 hours in meetings each week, with over 500% increase in one-on-one meetings due to the shift to remote work.
Effective 1:1 Meetings: How to Better Prepare & Schedule
October 26, 2021

Effective 1:1 Meetings: How to Better Prepare & Schedule

One on one meetings, or 1:1s, are a recurring check-in between two team members to discuss priorities, projects and goals. But are you using them effectively?
Calendar Heroes: Chris Parsons, Co-Founder & CTO at Lollipop
October 20, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Chris Parsons, Co-Founder & CTO at Lollipop

In this edition of Calendar Heroes, we talk to Chris Parsons, co-founder and CTO of Lollipop, to learn his style, tools, and methods for balancing priorities while leading an early-stage startup.
Calendar Heroes: Vishwesh Jirgale, VP of Engineering at Mindtickle & Angel Investor
October 14, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Vishwesh Jirgale, VP of Engineering at Mindtickle & Angel Investor

VP of Engineering at Mindtickle and Angel Investor, Vishwesh Jirgale, shares how he gets things done and achieves a productive workday. Check it out!
What is Focus Time? How to Prioritize Productivity
October 13, 2021

What is Focus Time? How to Prioritize Productivity

Focus time is a dedicated session for uninterrupted productive work. But with each meeting, Slack message, email and social media distraction, it takes 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get back on track.
Calendar Heroes: Philippe Mesritz, VP Customer Experience & Customer Operations at Khoros
October 6, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Philippe Mesritz, VP Customer Experience & Customer Operations at Khoros

VP of customer experience & customer operations at Khoros, Philippe Mesritz shares how he optimizes his time to get things done. Check it out!
Calendar Heroes: Megan Killion, Founder of Coven Cloud & MK Consulting
September 29, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Megan Killion, Founder of Coven Cloud & MK Consulting

Megan is a full-time working mother of four who runs three successful companies, Megan Killion Consulting, newly launched startup Coven Cloud, and a property rental business. See how she makes time!
More Calendar Control for Meetings! Reclaim Free & Busy
September 28, 2021

More Calendar Control for Meetings! Reclaim Free & Busy

Add more productivity and control to your smart calendar with advanced Reclaim free and busy event hashtags. Block time for no-meeting days, focus time, meeting times, and clock-out of task scheduling
Top 7 Time Management Tools (for Busy People)
September 23, 2021

Top 7 Time Management Tools (for Busy People)

82% of people don’t have a time management system, but there are hundreds of apps available to improve productivity for every working style. Find your best fit in the top 7 time management tools list.
Job Burnout: How to Fix at Your Workplace
September 21, 2021

Job Burnout: How to Fix at Your Workplace

Over two-thirds of employees have experienced job burnout recently, and more than 50% of all annual turnover results from burnout. See which signs to look for and how to prevent them at your company.
Top 5 Work Habits to Boost Productivity
September 14, 2021

Top 5 Work Habits to Boost Productivity

See the top 5 work habits to try to boost your productivity. If you’re seeking a promotion, trying to pivot your career, or just simply looking to step your game up in the workplace, this is for you.
Calendar Heroes: Chris Hunt, Staff Site Reliability Engineer at Stack Overflow
September 10, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Chris Hunt, Staff Site Reliability Engineer at Stack Overflow

Working on a team that is spread across 10 different time zones and our Calendar Hero, Chris Hunt lets us in on how he is able to do it. Check it out!
Durable Identity: Employee-Friendly SaaS for Life Changes
September 7, 2021

Durable Identity: Employee-Friendly SaaS for Life Changes

The average person changes jobs every 4.1 years, but you shouldn't have to re-sign up for every SaaS app that often. The future of work will be more durable - your identity will survive life changes.
Weekly Status Reports: 3 Steps to Reduce Meetings & Boost Productivity
August 31, 2021

Weekly Status Reports: 3 Steps to Reduce Meetings & Boost Productivity

"This meeting could’ve been an email.” We're all thinking it. Even 71% of senior managers feel their meetings are unproductive. Reduce meetings and boost productivity with weekly status reports.
The Best Time to Meditate? Prioritize Self-Care
August 26, 2021

The Best Time to Meditate? Prioritize Self-Care

The best time to meditate depends on your intention and your schedule. But no matter when you meditate, you can reap the benefits. The important thing is that you make time for this healthy habit.
Top 6 ADHD Organization Tools
August 24, 2021

Top 6 ADHD Organization Tools

Staying organized can feel like a constant battle for people with ADHD before you find your ideal rhythm and workflow. Here are the top ADHD organization tools to help you become more productive.
No-Meeting Days: Top 4 Advantages & How to Start at Your Company
August 19, 2021

No-Meeting Days: Top 4 Advantages & How to Start at Your Company

Are meetings consuming your workweek? 78% of people feel their meeting schedule is out of control - see how one no-meeting day a week can improve your productivity, team morale and prevent burnout.
Calendar Heroes: Ben Hutton, JSON Schema Specification Lead at Postman
August 17, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Ben Hutton, JSON Schema Specification Lead at Postman

Working as JSON Schema Specification Lead at Postman, Ben shares how he balances priorities while developing the JSON Schema strategy and it's tooling, and supports the open-source community.
Calendar Heroes: Shay Kingsbury, Program Manager | Go To Market at Hootsuite
August 11, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Shay Kingsbury, Program Manager | Go To Market at Hootsuite

Shay Kingsbury at Hootsuite shares how she balances priorities while leading merger and acquisition integration and Go To Market for Sparkcentral at the social media marketing and management platform.
Using Slack ‘Scheduled Send’ + Reclaim.ai to Schedule Messages
August 10, 2021

Using Slack ‘Scheduled Send’ + Reclaim.ai to Schedule Messages

Slack released a much-anticipated feature in June of 2021: scheduled sends for Slack messages. This, paired with some awesome Status syncing capabilities from Reclaim, can help you become a rockstar Slack communicator and role model for your team.
Calendar Heroes: Michele Wiedemer, Manager of Customer Education at Snyk
August 9, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Michele Wiedemer, Manager of Customer Education at Snyk

Michele Wiedemer at Synk shares how she balances priorities while developing the education training program for security champions and developers at the open source security platform.
Best Time to Exercise? Morning, Afternoon or Whenever
August 4, 2021

Best Time to Exercise? Morning, Afternoon or Whenever

Exercising for as little as 15 minutes a day can increase your lifespan by as much as 3 years, and you’ll sleep better and feel less stressed too. Here's how to optimize your workouts for the best time of day.
Make Time to Read: 5 Practical Tips for Busy People
July 28, 2021

Make Time to Read: 5 Practical Tips for Busy People

Reading has amazing benefits, and 35% of people want to do it more. It increases verbal intelligence, makes you a better leader, reduces stress, and fends off Alzheimer’s. Here are 5 tips to try out.
Calendar Heroes: Rohini Pandhi, Product @ Square
July 26, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Rohini Pandhi, Product @ Square

Rohini Pandhi, a Product Lead at Square, shares her style, tools and methodologies for balancing priorities while leading the product efforts for one of the top digital payment companies in the world.
15 Best Slack Apps for the Future of Work
July 22, 2021

15 Best Slack Apps for the Future of Work

Check out the top 15 Slack apps productive teams are using today to build and support the future of work at their organization across calendar management, project management, status updates, HR and team building.
Calendar Heroes: Q&A with Connor MacDonald, CMO at The Ridge
July 19, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Q&A with Connor MacDonald, CMO at The Ridge

Connor MacDonald at The Ridge shares his style, tools and methodologies for balancing priorities while leading the marketing vision for the brand that brought the world the first RFID-blocking wallet.
Clockwise vs. Reclaim.ai: 8 Key Differences in these Smart Calendar Tools
July 7, 2021

Clockwise vs. Reclaim.ai: 8 Key Differences in these Smart Calendar Tools

We get asked almost every day: what's the difference between Reclaim.ai and Clockwise? While we're both in the smart calendar space, there are some key differences to consider.
Naming Calendar Events: 5 Calendar Etiquette Tips
July 2, 2021

Naming Calendar Events: 5 Calendar Etiquette Tips

Need to create better calendar event titles to communicate context to your invitees, colleagues and incoming schedulers? Calendar communication starts with the first thing people see: the event title.
Lunch Breaks: 5 Ways to Improve Your Productivity
June 22, 2021

Lunch Breaks: 5 Ways to Improve Your Productivity

Want to improve your quality of work, energy level, and creativity? In this article, learn 5 ways in which taking a lunch will actually boost your productivity.
Effective Meetings vs. Pointless Meetings: How to Tell the Difference & Prioritize Your Own Time
June 17, 2021

Effective Meetings vs. Pointless Meetings: How to Tell the Difference & Prioritize Your Own Time

Learn the 5 key differences between effective vs. pointless meetings, and 3 tips to avoid unnecessary meetings getting booked on your calendar.
3 Ways to Find Work-Life Balance in the New Normal
June 10, 2021

3 Ways to Find Work-Life Balance in the New Normal

You want work-life balance, but work and life can't separate into equal halves. Forget balance, here are three ways to make work-life harmony a reality.
Reclaim just raised $4.8M in seed funding! 🎉
May 26, 2021

Reclaim just raised $4.8M in seed funding! 🎉

We're excited to announce that Reclaim has raised $4.8M in seed funding led by Index Ventures. Here's what comes next.
Pareto Principle: Using the 80/20 Rule for Priority Management
May 25, 2021

Pareto Principle: Using the 80/20 Rule for Priority Management

How to use the Pareto Principle 80/20 rule to block time for your priorities.
3 Single-Tasking Tips to Improve Your Focus
April 28, 2021

3 Single-Tasking Tips to Improve Your Focus

While you may think multitasking is a skill you can master, only 2.5% of people can do it effectively. Your brain performs best when “single-tasking”, focusing on only one thing at a time.
How to Create a Smart Calendar
April 22, 2021

How to Create a Smart Calendar

A smart calendar can help you simplify calendar management and boost productivity. Here's how to create a smart calendar so you can take control of your busy schedule.
Time Management Advice - Top 3 Problems & How to Solve Them
April 9, 2021

Time Management Advice - Top 3 Problems & How to Solve Them

Most time management advice is out of touch with reality. Here are the top 3 problems with it and how to solve them.
Announcing the Planner Beta: a New Way to Manage Your Workweek
April 5, 2021

Announcing the Planner Beta: a New Way to Manage Your Workweek

We're excited to announce that Planner is now available in public beta for all Reclaim users. Planner lets you prioritize and schedule all your Tasks and Habits exactly the way you want, every week.
4 Time Blocking Planner Approaches to Squeeze More From Busy Schedules
March 25, 2021

4 Time Blocking Planner Approaches to Squeeze More From Busy Schedules

Time blocking is the habit of mindfully scheduling daily and weekly tasks to get everything done as efficiently as possible. A time blocking planner is used to organize your new, efficient schedule.
Context Switching Is Destroying Your Workday: Here's How to Fix It
March 16, 2021

Context Switching Is Destroying Your Workday: Here's How to Fix It

How do you stop context switching from eating into your productive time? We look at tactics to help you reduce task switching and improve your concentration at work.
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