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10 Workplace Productivity Tips From People Who Actually Use Them (Video)
Tuesday, 26 May, 2015
Posts, Productivity

10 Workplace Productivity Tips From People Who Actually Use Them (Video)

What's more annoying than sitting around in an unproductive funk all day? How about trying to get yourself in the mood to work by trying out productivity tips that have never actually helped anyone? No thanks! (Last week I did a handstand against a wall in the office to "get my blood flowing." It just made me dizzy.) So we did some research at Wrike HQ to see what our coworkers are doing to stay focused in the office. Their first suggestion was to stop doing handstands. And then they shar...
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4 Skills Managers Will Need to Learn in the Next Decade
Friday, 22 May, 2015
Leadership, Posts, Project Management

4 Skills Managers Will Need to Learn in the Next Decade

The fundamentals of leadership haven't changed. You lead by example, you inspire team members to do their very best work, you communicate well and often. However, the circumstances surrounding our work are constantly changing. Remote/global workforces, offshore outsourcing, and an unrelenting tide of technology and tools have changed the way we work, and the skills needed to manage our teams. Case in point: In 1997, as managing editor to a monthly lifestyle magazine, I was coordinating co...
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3 Video Conference Horror Stories & Tips for Avoiding Them (+ A New DroneCo Comic)
Wednesday, 20 May, 2015
Posts, Team Management

3 Video Conference Horror Stories & Tips for Avoiding Them (+ A New DroneCo Comic)

With the number of remote teams on the rise, video conferences are becoming a pretty regular occurrence. When you just need to quickly check in with your remote colleagues, a short video chat or group meeting can save time and effort, and offer an easy way to keep everyone in the loop no matter where they are.  As with any new business practice or technology, awkward moments tend to pop up — and anything involving a bunch of live cameras and microphones only amplifies the possibility for...
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Project Management Tools Every Event Planner Should Steal
Wednesday, 20 May, 2015
Posts, Project Management

Project Management Tools Every Event Planner Should Steal

Missed deadlines. Over budget. No resources. If this sounds like the last event you managed, then I suggest you start stealing. We all know the greats do it: Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Good artists copy, great artists steal. It’s about time that event managers started stealing, too. So whom are you to steal from? Project managers, of course. Inside The Project Manager’s Toolbox Large events such as product launches, industry conferences, and promotional affairs are...
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Peter Taylor on Overcoming 7 Top Project Management Challenges (Book Review)
Tuesday, 19 May, 2015
Posts, Project Management

Peter Taylor on Overcoming 7 Top Project Management Challenges (Book Review)

Project manager, author, and speaker Peter Taylor is famous for the “work smarter, not harder” philosophy he advocates in The Lazy Project Manager. In his new book, Real Project Management, Taylor surveys both new and experienced project managers to identify their top challenges and offer his characteristic brand of efficient and effective solutions. Between his astute observations of the past, present, and future of project management, and his genius tips for combating common managemen...
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Communicate Better, Be More Persuasive with Visuals: Interview with Dan Roam (Video)
Monday, 18 May, 2015
Business Tips, Posts

Communicate Better, Be More Persuasive with Visuals: Interview with Dan Roam (Video)

Dan Roam is a management consultant and strong advocate of incorporating visual thinking into your business to solve any problem. He's the author of four best-selling business books, including The Back of the Napkin, which has been called one of the best innovation books of the year. Wrike interviewed Dan Roam to get his take on using visuals at work to improve the way we're working and communicating. Watch to learn: His predictions for the future of work — it's not a common viewp...
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