The Crossover Coffee Break: Issue #12

By: Kelly Meissner on July 3rd, 2017

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The Crossover Coffee Break: Issue #12

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Welcome to the weekly newsletter for Crossover blog subscribers

Take a break from your work and join us for some piping hot news about remote work, productivity, and what the Crossover community has been up to.

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Borrow a productivity technique popular with software development teams. This visual task-tracking system simplifies your to-do list by sorting every task into three categories: to do, in progress, and done.

Book Review: The Tipping Point

According to author Malcolm Gladwell, a tipping point is “that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.” In this review, we dig into his book named after the phenomenon and examine how and why ideas spread and what types of people it takes to create an influential movement.

The Bullet Journal: A Useful Analog Tool for the Digital Age

Sometimes simple is better, and for this organizational technique, all you need is a notepad and something to write with. It’s customizable, flexible, and designed to be a catch-all for your tasks and to-dos—whether work-related or personal—so you don’t have to struggle to mentally keep everything straight.

Top picks from the archives

The Future of Work, One City at a Time

Crossover’s workforce is 2,000 strong and spread across more than 100 countries. Here’s how we’re connecting teammates from Brazil to Poland to China and beyond.

Agile Working: A Better Flexible Work Model for Workers and Employers

Agility is more than just another business buzzword. Learn how its emphasis on flexibility and autonomy is a win-win solution in the workplace.


What we’re reading

Is Caffeine Boosting or Sabotaging Your Productivity? | Entrepreneur

The beverage that gets your workday started and helps you power through your midday slump has its downsides. These are the pros and cons you should be aware of.

Are You Cut Out for a Work-From-Home Job? | The New York Times

Remote work is a growing workplace trend, but is it a good fit for you? Some aspects to consider and tips from people who’ve made the transition.


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