Productivity

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The Changing Face of the Workplace

April 24, 2019

Connected Coordination

Remote work is exploding in popularity…let’s be honest, there’s really no reason for some of your employees to be onsite full-time. Along with helping save on office space, forming an offsite team also allows you to attract more new talent that may be happier and therefore more productive outside a traditional workplace environment.

Naturally, ensuring every member of your team stays on the same page of the playbook gets a bit trickier when they are not right down the hall for most of their waking hours, making project management utilities like Wrike essential in organizations of today.

Wrike tracks tasks and generates emails at every step of the process, so everyone knows exactly what they have to do and exactly when they have to do it. It strikes that delicate balance between flexibility and functionality that will become more essential as the way we work continues to evolve.

You Got to Know When to Hold ‘Em…

To the surprise of almost no one, Samsung is having some issues with their new foldable phone. You may remember that I called the Galaxy Fold something of a beta test unit when it was first announced, and right on cue the screens are going haywire en masse.If you’re one of the early adopters who just couldn’t wait to show off your origami smartphone, the good news is that Samsung is going to try to make it right. Hey, at least they don’t explode this time.

Summer is Coming

It’s almost summer, and that means it’s almost time to get the grill started. For me, there’s something magical about cooking outdoors…probably goes back to when the first supermonkey boldly disregarded the advice of his ancestors–fire bad–to discover that many foods tasted much better when placed near an open flame for a while.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to a long season of camping trips and tailgates, and I think I’ve found the perfect portable partner for the pursuit. This mobile grill has matchless lighting and two independent burners, making it easy to fire up some fish by the lake or become the most popular person in the parking lot.

For at-home grilling, a combination grill-smoker is essential equipment, at least that’s what my friends in Texas tell me. (They are also happy to tell me about Texas at every available opportunity.) In any event I am a big fan of brisket, so I think I’ll be addingthis option from Amazon to my outdoor kitchen this year…with all due respect to the propane industry and the associated accessories market, gotta love that charcoal flavor.

While we’re on the subject, I know we exhibit a fair selection of silliness in this space, but this might be one of the dumber things I’ve shared here. In case you needed this in your life, here’s a video of the Zuck smoking meats in song. It may be a digitally altered remix, but honestly it’s more personality than he’s ever shown before.

Lost in Translation

Of course, when I’m not serving up sizzling steaks and shrimp outside, I’m often staring at some screen inside, and I’ve recently come across something really worthwhile to watch. HUGE in France centers on a French comedian father attempting to reconnect with his son in America while also dealing with the reality that his celebrity card is only valid in Europe…I feel his pain, the highs from my recent television appearance were dizzying.

The Last Word

Well, that will just about do it for this week! Thanks as always for making time in your schedule for the latest inspired installment of “Brad’s Blog!” I’ll be back on schedule next time–I hope–but until then here’s to the most productive week possible!

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