Write your weekly team update using Range

As a manager or team lead, Range can save you a lot of time when writing periodic updates about your team to share with the rest of your organization. If your team writes check-ins on Range, consider using Range to collect your next weekly update:

Why

Writing a periodic update about your team to share with the rest of the organization is a proactive way to make others aware of what you’re doing and how they can collaborate. An update published in a centralized place can save you from having to answer the same questions for multiple stakeholders. It can also be a great way to reflect on and celebrate progress with your own team, and the updates also serve as a record that you can look back on over time.

The problem

The difficulty with writing periodic updates is that the information you need to gather is often scattered across a plethora of different tools or trapped in various team members’ heads. Tracking down all of this information every time you write an update can take a lot of your time and create unnecessary distraction for the team.

How Range can help

If your team spends a little time each day sharing their work in Range, you can use it as a centralized place to gather all the information you need for your update.

  • Start on the check-ins page, and filter to show just check-ins from your team.
  • In the all items view, you can quickly skim through all of the items that your team shared. This can be a good starting point, but can also be overwhelming with a larger team.
  • Now switch to the summary view. Here you'll find cards that summarize information from check-ins on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • The artifacts card shows things like documents and issues that were mentioned frequently in check-ins throughout the week or month.
  • The tags card shows you the tags that were most commonly used over this period. You can click on a tag to see the individual items mentioning those tags.
  • The highlights card shows items that got a lot of reactions in Range. If your team is reacting to work that teammates share, this can surface work that wasn’t a main focus but got a lot of attention from the team.

As you find work in Range that you’d like to include in your update, collect it in a list. When you’re done, you’ll hopefully have most of what you need already, and perhaps a short list of people or other tools to follow up with for additional details.

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