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[UPDATE] taskmind for iPhone and iPad 2.0.4.7

March 15, 2012 from Bernadette Emsenhuber

What’s New in Version 2.0.4.7

  • fixed connection problems with iOS 5.1
  • minor fixes and improvements
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time has come – taskmind Android available!

February 14, 2012 from Bernadette Emsenhuber

Download taskmind Android

taskmind Android requires Android 2.1 or higher.

taskmind for your Android phone or tablet is now available in the Android Market. So far only iPhone and iPad users could enjoy taskmind. Now Android users can also access their to-do lists and share them with their colleagues, wherever they are.

Feature version 2.1.0.184

  • Create and forward tasks
  • Accept, start, finish, cancel or delete tasks
  • Assign to a project
  • Add comments

Planned features

  • Edit priority
  • Edit creator
  • Assign planning date
  • Assign categories
  • Upload attachments
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Trust and respect in a team

October 7, 2011 from Bernadette Emsenhuber

Good teamwork and an efficient team depends on once attitude and motivation. A chain is no stronger than its weakest link (Theory of Constraints).

Beth Bakely wrote about Mark Scureman and the ways how to create trust and respect in a team on TechRepublic.

One thing, she mentioned besides others, is ‘good communication’. Scureman said, that the only way to solve this would be to keep a constant open dialogue.

Especially for distributed teams it is difficult to keep the dialogue open. Team members are often spread over countries or even continents. And phone or e-mail can’t always bridge the physical distance between team members to ask and answer questions, whenever it is possible.

Keeping the dialogue open does also mean, that people can talk to each other in a team, when they have the desire to. So you need communication tools to bridge local and temporal differences, which allow asynchronous communication.

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taskmind in one image

September 12, 2011 from Bernadette Emsenhuber

… something impossible, because there is so much functionality. But we tried it. Here is the result, a scribble about distributed teams work together:

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Help us to reduce e-mail traffic!

August 29, 2011 from Bernadette Emsenhuber

It’s 17:10 in Austria and 249,306,243,345 e-mails have already been sent today. How many e-mails did you get?
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Improve delegating to avoid burnout

August 26, 2011 from Bernadette Emsenhuber

Burnout is a daily danger for most managers and team leaders. Endangered people often can’t delegate considerable and stressful tasks, because they don’t trust their employees or colleagues. But why? The problem is once more the lack of communication.

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6 tipps for improving team productivity

May 23, 2011 from Bernadette Emsenhuber

John McKee, leadership coach, wrote down 6 tactics to improve the productivity of your team on his blog. He also mentioned a very important thing: team communication.

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[UPDATE] taskmind for iPhone and iPad 2.0.4.6

April 12, 2011 from Bernadette Emsenhuber

What’s New in Version 2.0.4.6

  • Hyperlinks are detected and can be opened in the details view of a task or appointment
  • Urgencies can be defined for tasks
  • Simplified adding new tasks and appointments
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Managing information overload

March 29, 2011 from Bernadette Emsenhuber

Information overload is becoming an ever-increasing problem within organisations and for efficient teamwork. People don’t have the right skills and tools to manage the bulk of emails, newsletters, blogs, wikis, etc. Gartner asked Erik Brynjolfsson (Schussel Family Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management) how organisations can solve this problem. He says, that

… attention has become a scarce resource, not information, which would be scarce in former days. Organisations need to re-invent working methods and tools … face-to-face communication and phoning correlate with low productivity, because both people have to be present at the same time. Therefore enterprises have to change not only the tools, but their structures. They have to empower people to make decisions and provide the information for that decisions.

Don’t interrupt people, when they are working in a flow, e.g. by avoid phone calls, and providing information at the right time, are two essential features for working more effcient. Erik Brynjolfsson also spoke about “using the right tools”, which means don’t use email for team communication. There exit more useful systems – like taskmind ;-) .

[Update] taskmind iPhone 2.0.3.115

March 4, 2011 from Bernadette Emsenhuber

What’s New in Version 2.0.3.115?

  • Voice Tasks: Now speech input can be finished via a “Done” button
  • Fixed bug when creating group tasks: “for each” setting was ignored
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