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Stop showing design options and commit
Rob McMakin
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Rob McMakin
December 5, 2018

Ken Kocienda’s Creative Selection recently did the rounds in our product team leading to a simple change which accelerated and clarified our design process, resulting in a big jump in the quality of design output. You may not know of Ken but there’s a good chance you’ve used his work.

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Lessons learned in growing Slite from 1 to 14
Christophe Pasquier
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Christophe Pasquier
November 27, 2018

Probably the most exciting — and most difficult — aspect of building a startup is building the team. It’s exciting because hiring means growth — you bring in talented people who’ll make things move faster. But it’s difficult since for most founders hiring is a whole new skillset...

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5 things we're keeping in mind working in squads
Pierre Renaudin
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Pierre Renaudin
November 8, 2018

How many times have you iterated on your work organization? At Slite, here's our brief history: from 0-6 people, we worked in 1-week sprints. From 6-10, we worked in 2-week sprints. From 10-14, we started working in 2-week squads made up of engineers and product designers. From 14-🤷, we're now working in 5-week squad cycles, inspired by Basecamp's model. What first triggered us to work in squads?...

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Slite is Slack’s best friend 🤗
Laure Albouy
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Laure Albouy
December 13, 2017

Slack’s awesome but it hasn’t solved the whole of team collaboration. In fact, it’s setting new expectations for “teamwork 2.0”. The bar is set pretty high: now that we all communicate more efficiently, it feels like everything involving team collaboration should be so “easy”. Enters Slite...

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Why not(e)?
Laure Albouy
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Laure Albouy
October 18, 2017

Whether it’s on paper, mobile or desktop, chances are you use notes every day to jot down anything: from your most mundane shopping list to your craziest thoughts. That’s the beauty with notes: they let you gather all types of content quickly and clearly. So why not take that last sentence and replace “you” with “your team”. Bringing the note to teams means solving all their content, information and knowledge sharing.

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How we're building our remote culture as we build Slite
Pierre Renaudin
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Pierre Renaudin
June 12, 2018

I recently attended a meetup of CTOs of small and larger startups. When asked about our biggest challenge, we were all aligned: hiring the right people. Then, when asked about remote work, I was the only one open to building a distributed team. At first, I couldn't reconcile the fact that one of our biggest challenges as CTOs is recruiting and yet I was the only one open to hiring remote developers. Then, I started to get why...

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Our case for slow information
Laure Albouy
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Laure Albouy
May 28, 2018

Slack came into our work lives full of promises, opportunities, and hope: killing email and making us productive. Yet, four years later, collaboration is still a hot topic that remains to be solved, with new actors emerging every month promising to make teamwork a breeze. What are we still missing? Why aren't teams as productive as they could be and why do they still feel friction in their collaboration?

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