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Video chat etiquette: how to be (excellent) to each other

| January 17, 2017

HipChat video integrationsGroup video chat brings people together from all over the world—not physically, of course, but it’s currently the closest thing we have to a teleporter. But because we’re relying on machines and computers to conduct remote meetings, there are naturally going to be some kinks that need working out. Here are tips to cut any frustrations and make your video meetings successful.

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Get $#!% done: 4 integrations to make you more productive

| January 11, 2017

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We all struggle with it: so much to do, so little time. The best ways to maximize your productivity is to minimize the amount of time and mental energy spent on each task, and we’ve got 4 integrations that will help you make the most of the time you do have.

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New Year’s resolutions: 5 habits to stick & kick in HipChat

| January 03, 2017

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Not all New Year’s resolutions have to be as hard to tackle as cutting out sugar or getting “swoll” at the gym. Some can simply be about forming new, smaller habits that make your day-to-day life easier—and let’s be honest, there are probably some habits in HipChat we all could stand to adopt (or kick).

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Make everyone count: How to build an employee recognition program

, Product Marketing | December 28, 2016

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This is a guest blog post by George Dickson, Content Marketing Manager at Bonusly.

Recognition is the cornerstone of engaged employees and a healthy team culture. In fact, a Gallup survey found that employees who receive recognition and praise frequently “increase their individual productivity, increase engagement among their colleagues, and are more likely to stay with their organization.”

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Lock it up, shut it down: A guide to private chat & video

| December 20, 2016

private group chat and video chatNot everything needs to be broadcast to the whole world. Some things are best kept between just a few people, like your finance presentation or your plans to take over the Internet with an army of baby goats. Well, HipChat’s got you covered with multiple ways to ensure that what you share can only be seen by people of your choosing.

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5 ways to run effective team meetings from anywhere

| December 09, 2016

Effective team meetingsMeetings can be huge pain, especially for dispersed teams. It’s rather like herding cats—meeting prep alone often takes way more time and effort than it should. And that’s time taken away from the work that counts.

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Get the party started! How to use ChatOps for party planning

| December 06, 2016

cakeWhether celebrating a birthday, holiday, or product launch, work parties are a great way to blow off some steam and bond with teammates. But for those planning the party, it’s not always as stress-free. This holiday season, we have an easier way for you to plan your office party: ChatOps.

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5 steps to make group chat totally efficient

, Product Marketing | December 01, 2016

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This is a guest post by Bryn Huntpalmer, Editor-in-Chief at Modernize.

Here at Modernize, our work is helping homeowners improve their spaces by keeping their energy profile at the forefront. But we don’t think energy efficiency has to end at the home’s front door. We take our ethos of conservation with us into everything we do, from helping a homeowner remodel to making our business work more smoothly than ever. And we do it all with the help of group chat in HipChat.

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Emoticons used by 95% of knowledge workers, study finds (truestory)

| November 21, 2016

hipchat_emoticonsAt HipChat, we heart-14177525862x us some emoticons. We use them all the time in our team chats and conversations, and they’re a big part of our company culture. We love them so much, we conducted a study to see how people are using emoticons in the workplace.

Our results show that people are not only using emoticons and emojis in their workplace communications but also feel that they positively influence the way they work with their teams. For instance, 95% of people said they’re likely to send an emoticon to a coworker.

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Right at your fingertips: a guide to the right sidebar

| November 16, 2016

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If you’re not taking full advantage of your right sidebar, you’re not at your top productivity potential. Your sidebar provides you tons of important information that helps you work faster. From room members to file storage to alerts from other apps, this is your source of truth.

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