PRODUCTIVITY

Why We Complain About Work & How To Stop

Monday, 27 March, 2017

When I first broached this topic to coworkers, the reactions were strong. "We complain about work because it's work!" said one. "If it were fun, it wouldn't be work," said another. "Work is the one one thing you can whine about at a family dinner," said a third. "Better than politics or religion, anyway." Researchers say we complain approximately 15 to 30 times a day, which if you spread it equally between the (approximately)...

New Wrike Automation: Instantly Turn Requests Into Projects from Templates
Monday, 20 March, 2017
News, Posts

New Wrike Automation: Instantly Turn Requests Into Projects from Templates

Does your team receive a steady stream of similar requests? If so, then you have an opportunity to scale your team's productivity quickly and easily.   . Wrike just released an enhancement that brings two powerful features together: Project Templates and Request Forms. Now you can automatically turn inbound requests into perfectly templatized projects.  . Your customer gets immediate confirmation of their request, and your team can start work as soon as possible. Best of all, the optim...
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3 Work Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Tools That Should Be Extinct
Monday, 20 March, 2017
Project Management

3 Work Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Tools That Should Be Extinct

There's a reason why dinosaurs are extinct. And while the exact theory pinpointing their demise is still being debated by scientists (crashed comets? climate change? mammals eating dino eggs?). The fact remains that they didn't survive with the times and simply died out. Your workplace has similar dinosaurs. Those are the dated work tools or work processes that used to be able to handle the job but are no longer viable in this day and age of increased connection and collaboration....
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How Two Customers Cultivate Cross-Departmental Collaboration
Thursday, 16 March, 2017
Collaboration

How Two Customers Cultivate Cross-Departmental Collaboration

What are the greatest hurdles you face when collaborating with people across your company? HR consulting firm Robert Half International surveyed finance and accounting professionals about their challenges when collaborating with people in other departments. Not surprisingly, the responses (in the graphic below) include coping with different personalities, work stress, conflicting deadlines, and communication breakdowns — answers which are pretty much the same across the board. The...
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Product Management 101: How to Become a Product Manager
Wednesday, 15 March, 2017
Project Management

Product Management 101: How to Become a Product Manager

Stop me if you’ve heard this before:  Product managers are technical people, so there’s no need to involve them in business, marketing, or sales decisions. Product managers spend all their time writing requirements. Creating a roadmap is just a matter of sprinkling some features on a timeline and adding a few dates. Product managers are all former engineers. It’s time to debunk some product management myths! What is a product manager, really? What are their responsibilities? Do you ha...
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Announcing Wrike Integration with Microsoft Teams
Tuesday, 14 March, 2017
News

Announcing Wrike Integration with Microsoft Teams

Here at Wrike, our core job is to foster purposeful collaboration by making all elements of work more clear and actionable. So when Microsoft announced Teams, a chat-based workspace, as part of Microsoft Office 365, we knew it was an important development. Office 365 is one of the most popular productivity suites on the market and chat-based collaboration tools, such as Slack or HipChat, are gaining deeper acceptance as enterprises aim to take collaboration out of email threads to get w...
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Avoid the Domino Effect: Help Your Team Members Understand Their Impact
Monday, 13 March, 2017
Leadership

Avoid the Domino Effect: Help Your Team Members Understand Their Impact

Picture this: a team is working on a large report together. Everyone is assigned individual pieces to get done by a certain deadline. Everything's in place and on schedule. However, the team member responsible for the content of the first two sections starts running behind. “No big deal!” she thinks to herself as she nonchalantly flips through her calendar. “I’m only going to be a couple of days late.” In the grand scheme of things, she assumes a handful of days is no sweat — so sh...
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5 Ways to Save Your Team from Communication Breakdowns
Thursday, 9 March, 2017
Collaboration

5 Ways to Save Your Team from Communication Breakdowns

Part of what makes a team great is the mix of different personalities and perspectives each person brings to the table. But those differences also mean that misunderstandings and miscommunications are bound to happen at some point. And when they do, it can put a real strain on your team, jeopardizing the success of your project—and possibly even your organization.  When team communication starts to unravel, what do you do? And how do you minimize the number of mishaps along the way?  Her...
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