How to Stop Having So Many Remote Meetings
April 29, 2020
We’ve just hit the one monthiversary of remote work as the new normal. The how-to posts, downloadable Zoom backgrounds and virtual team building ideas have slowed down, and the world is settling into working from home.
The relentlessness of remote meetings in the Covid-19 era must stop
April 13, 2020
There are some unexpected trends amongst the many thousands of calendar events we have analyzed over the last few weeks that show the widespread challenges workers encounter when swapping the conference room for the living room.
Overcoming Remote Work Challenges
April 9, 2020
Decentralized teams face a number of challenges that can have damaging consequences if unaddressed — but they can be overcome.
How to Change Your Meeting Culture and Move Fast
December 19, 2019
Rethink your stance on meetings in 2020 and learn how to meet better.
What meetings reveal about your company culture
December 12, 2019
Meetings are opportunities, they’re not just about satisfying an objective. That’s why 10X Meetings matter.
How to use vulnerability as a team-building supercharger
November 12, 2019
This is an excerpt from 10X Culture, the new book of best-kept secrets of the world’s most successful teams.
The Blurring Lines Between B2B and B2C
November 10, 2019
B2B used to be a boring software category. When the rise of affordable Cloud Computing dropped the cost of starting a new company, that changed — innovation took place in every sphere of business and we all ended up with a set of amazingly powerful tools to work better together. Read more.
How to Spend Less Than 10 Percent of Your Week in Meetings
October 28, 2019
There’s a lot to be said about how to do meetings better — fewer PowerPoints, fewer people, zero distractions. However, none of those tactics will move the needle enough on its own.
Is This the End of Customer Success Software as We Know It?
October 23, 2019
The critical role played by customer success (CS) teams is well known, as is the importance of the customer success software powering these teams. But, could thinking about customer success software as a category be leading us down the wrong path?
What does your software stack say about gender equity in your business?
October 11, 2019
At Hugo, we often talk to our customers about what they think of our product, and how their business benefits from using it. Over the last few conversations, we noticed that a certain theme recurred: our customers told us that equity and the share of voice from certain team members were on the rise after using Hugo even for just a few weeks. We shared this story with Freshworks.
How To 4x Daily Active Users With SaaS Onboarding Emails
October 6, 2019
Darren Chait co-founded Hugo (meeting note SaaS) with long-time friend, Josh Lowy in San Francisco in 2016 as they were bewildered by the state of meetings. Despite signing up many users, they needed to boost customer engagement to increase retention and learning. So they devised a pretty insane onboarding email strategy. This post explains…
3 Questions About Your Customer Support Effort
September 19, 2019
I recently caught up with Darren Chait, co-founder of Hugo, to discuss scaling customer support and our shared experience in managing customer experience debt. We’ve learned from working with our own customers that managing that effort can be boiled down to three questions your team can ask itself on a regular basis.
Are Your Team's Tools Hindering Gender Equity?
August 8, 2019
As co-founders of a tech company in 2019, it's easier than ever to talk about differences in the experience of women and gender minorities compared to men in tech. Fueled by recent changes in the cultural climate (such as #MeToo), what was once an unspoken issue is now at the forefront, more than ever. Hugo's Darren Chait shared their views on the impact of team tools on achieving gender equity.
Marie Kondo’s 6 Rules for Tidying Will Transform Your Meetings at Work
July 31, 2019
Hugo's Rob Lennon wrote for Thrive Global on how meetings CAN spark joy.
Found! The superheroes of cross-functional collaboration
March 27, 2019
Marketers are known for managing much more than their own piece of the puzzle. Their cross-functional nature means they interface with nearly every team, and their work relies on the progress of product and engineering teams. Production setbacks lead to pushed-back launch timelines, delayed attribution metrics, and decreased brand equity, all of which fall on the shoulders of marketing teams. The Hugo team wrote for the Atlassian Work Life Blog on how marketers become better at collaboration.
How To Resolve Company Fiefdoms
March 26, 2019
What do FIFA, Uber, Theranos and Game of Thrones have in common? The answer: Hierarchy. Implicit in this list is an almost feudal, territorial wrestling with power, leadership and the estate of domain. Josh Lowy, Co-founder & CEO of Hugo shared his views on how to resolve company fiefdoms.