7 Ways to Become Happier and More Productive at Work

According to Shawn Achor, author of “The happiness advantage”, a company with happy employees can increase their productivity by 31 % and sales by 37 %. In addition, happiness at work builds positivity, reduces stress, increases innovation, and improves quality of life. It’s a win-win situation, where your happiness benefit both yourself and the company … Read more

What Is Productivity And How Can You Increase It?

«Productivity is the deliberate, strategic investment of your time, talent, intelligence, energy, resources and opportunities in a manner calculated to move you measurably closer to meaningful goals.» – Dan S. Kennedy The concept of productivity has existed since the late 1800s in both verbal and mathematical forms, but all the different definitions and interpretations out there … Read more

Introduction to Kanban

The Kanban method was originally invented as a part of the famous Toyota Production System in the 1940s. In the 2000s, Kanban was adopted into software development when Microsoft’s software development team wanted a better system for fixing bugs in their product. Today, Kanban helps teams manage both daily tasks, big projects, bug tracking, editorial … Read more

Get an instant overview of progress with the new Upwave dashboard and team page

We have now launched a new dashboard, which will enable all users to easily monitor how their teams and projects are progressing. With the new dashboard, you get an overview of: Card completion rate Cards overdue When boards were last updated Board members What team a board belongs to   Workspace dashboard The dashboard will … Read more

Identify Customer Problems Worth Solving with Lean Canvas

Lean Canvas was created by Ash Maurya (leanstack.com) and is an adaptation of Business Model Canvas by Alexander Osterwalder. Lean Canvas is optimized for the Lean Startup methodology, and the emphasis is on finding customer problems that are worth solving. The 9 building blocks in Lean Canvas are as follows: 1. Problem: What are your … Read more

Connect Upwave to 1000+ other apps with Zapier

Upwave now integrates with Zapier, which lets you automatically create cards in Upwave whenever there’s a trigger in any of the 1000+ connected apps. Automated connections called Zaps, are set up in minutes with no coding. You can automate your day-to-day tasks and build workflows between apps that otherwise wouldn’t be possible. Each Zap has … Read more

5 Upwave Templates to Increase Your Productivity

Our pre-made Upwave templates makes it easier for you to get things done. Choose a template that fits your workflow or customize it to your needs. General template for daily task management This is a basic kanban board consisting of a three-step workflow; “To do”, “In progress” and “Completed”. Use it to keep track on … Read more

Introducing Workspace – an easier way to collaborate within organizations

Our users wanted the possibility of having multiple teams under the same organization, so we created Upwave Workspace. Instead of creating a team when you signup, you will now create a workspace. Inside this workspace, you can create several teams, e.g. for different departments, project groups, external suppliers etc. From Single-Team to Multi-Team Before workspace, … Read more

How To Increase Your Productivity By Using the Eisenhower Principle

Great time management means being effective as well as efficient. In the modern, fast paced workplace it can be hard to distinguish between what’s important and urgent. We often fall in the trap of believing all urgent tasks are also important, even if that’s seldom the case. In fact, most stuff trying to get our … Read more

How the Nordic lifestyle can make you happier and more productive

Hygge (pronounced “hue-gah”) comes from a Scandinavian word meaning “well-being” and has been adopted by generations of Nordic people as a way to not only ward off the winter blues, but to actually embrace and celebrate the gifts offered by the colder, darker season. Hygge is loosely translated as “coziness” in English, but it’s actually … Read more