6 Questions to Ask in an Interview for a Remote Job

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I believe in remote work. Big shock, right? But I have a secret — it is actually not a deep passion point for me. You do not find me on the speaker circuit pushing the idea that it will save the world. Sure, I have written a lot about the topic on this blog and elsewhere. And yes, I founded a company with an entirely distributed team. But I did not set out to become a remote work champion. Let me explain. Read more…

How to Avoid Team Chaos When Your Product Plans Change

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Let’s set the scene. Your team is prepping for a major product launch. Marketing has been working on the go-to-market activities for weeks. Sales has been teasing the new functionality with customers. And engineering has been polishing the experience. Then the worst scenario — two days before launch, a major bug is revealed. A stop-everything-you-are-doing kind of bug. Read more…

5 Blog Posts to Help You Be Happier at Work

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“Do you love your job?” This question may elicit enthusiastic nods from some and groans from others. I feel very fortunate to say that I am with the nodders. This is because Aha! is a unique place to work — people here love the work they do and the people they work with. Read more…

Just Launched! — New Aha! Integration With Asana

Product management vs. project management. It gets especially confusing when people start using acronyms. And although you are the PM, your company may have other PMs too — dedicated project management teams and maybe even program managers assigned to each product. Often these project-focused teams do not have access to Aha! and manage their work in other tools. Well, if your organization uses Asana for project management, we have good news. Read more…

How This CEO Prioritizes Employee Joy

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Last December, I met up with a group of awesome people in Laguna Beach, CA. We ran along the beach together. Shared personal stories that made us laugh and cry. Ate some good food. Even spent time volunteering for local organizations. No, this was not a vacation with my oldest friends — it was the Aha! semi-annual company meeting. And it is one of the many reasons that this is one of the best places to work. Read more…

My Name Is Susie Boyer — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Susie Boyer Why I Joined Aha!

When I turned 30, I made it a goal to summit the highest point of the 48 contiguous U.S. states within the next 10 years. I celebrated achieving that goal (plus one) at the highest point in Hawaii, Mauna Kea, on my 40th birthday. As I write this, I am packing for a trip to Alaska. And while I do not plan to attempt Denali, I will feel an extra sense of accomplishment when I can say I have been to all 50 states. Read more…

Why You Need a Strategic IT Roadmap

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“IT manages technology and projects — not customer experiences.” Have you heard this before? Not lately, I hope. Most companies are taking on major initiatives to focus all teams on customer experience. Not just customer-facing groups. Of course, this focus requires big changes in mindset and approach in departments across the organization, including both internal- and external-facing teams. Read more…

How Office Workers Are (Accidentally) Bullying Remote Workers

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Bullies are easy to despise. Loud. Blustering. Obnoxious. Willing to do or say anything to get their way. Especially in movies, these heels are easy to root against and we cheer when the hero overcomes a small-minded jerk. But in the workplace, this kind of behavior is more nuanced. Remote workers know this all too well — as they are often subjected to unfair treatment by in-office colleagues. Read more…