BUSINESS TIPS

VCs Foresee a Bleak Future for Startups? (Work Management Roundup)

Friday, 27 May, 2016

Welcome back to the weekly Work Management Roundup, where we collect and curate the latest articles on productivity, business, and work. This week, we're looking into the future of work. We lead off with eight VCs foretelling the future of startups. Then we follow up with six trends that will affect how work will be done a few years from now. Read on! The Steroid Era of Startups is Over — Here's What 8 Top VCs Think Will Happen Next (Bus...

6 Challenges to Team Collaboration
Tuesday, 24 May, 2016
Posts, Team Management

6 Challenges to Team Collaboration

. When I began writing this post, I wanted to discuss teamwork. How collaboration and teamwork go hand-in-hand, how there's no "I" in "TEAM," blah, blah, blah. Instead, (this may seem silly since I consider myself fairly knowledgable on the topic) I decided to revisit the basic definition of collaboration. .   . When you come right down to it, this definition is quite different from teamwork. While teamwork is the basic action of working together effectively, collaboration must...
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6 Trends Shaping the Future of Work (Infographic)
Monday, 23 May, 2016
Business Tips, Posts

6 Trends Shaping the Future of Work (Infographic)

Fax machines, rolodexes, and PDAs seem like ancient history, yet just 10 years ago they were ubiquitous office tools. What surprises does the next decade hold for today’s workers?  As the old adage says, the only constant is change. Set yourself up for success by keeping an eye on these 6 big trends that are defining how we’ll work in the years to come.  Share this infographic with your forward-thinking friends and colleagues on social media, or by posting it on your site with this...
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Is Red Tape Stifling Your Creative Team? (Work Management Roundup)
Friday, 20 May, 2016
Business Tips, Posts, Productivity

Is Red Tape Stifling Your Creative Team? (Work Management Roundup)

Welcome back to the weekly Work Management Roundup where we collect and curate recent articles about work, productivity, collaboration, and life hacks. This week, we open with a great discussion on how administrative processes and compliance issues often stifle the creativity of your best people. Read on! Is Process Stifling Creativity? Marketers from Marks & Spencer, SABMiller and More on Tackling Bureaucracy (The Drum): A panel of creative experts discuss the stifling effects of...
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Wrike iOS App Updated with Dashboards & Starred Folders
Thursday, 19 May, 2016
New Features, Posts, Wrike News

Wrike iOS App Updated with Dashboards & Starred Folders

Real-time access to your work while on the go has always been the goal of mobile work apps — it has become a necessity what with organizations demanding agility and workers using their own mobile devices to get things done. Today we’re happy to announce an update to the Wrike iOS app which will assist you in staying productive from any location. Dashboards in iOS The iOS app now gives you access to Dashboards*. Dashboards are a great starting point for tracking the status of your work;...
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Presenting Inbox - a New, More Robust Notification Center
Wednesday, 18 May, 2016
New Features

Presenting Inbox - a New, More Robust Notification Center

Communication is essential to team collaboration. It's one of the reasons why we built, and continue to improve, Wrike. In an effort to make communication within the software more robust, we're introducing Inbox. We replaced the Notification Center icons on the top nav with the new Inbox tab on the left side menu. It's an improved way to monitor your discussions. Here's why: One place to see all your assignments and @mentions Clicking the notification opens the task in our st...
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Top 3 Takeaways from the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit 2016
Tuesday, 17 May, 2016
Marketing, Posts

Top 3 Takeaways from the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit 2016

It's the tail-end of the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit 2016 and despite the 90-degree Las Vegas heat, this year's Marketo summit has brought together some 5,000 marketers and thought leaders from around the world to discuss best practices and learn about marketing trends in over 100 sessions and networking events. We had the privilege to attend for the second year in a row and were treated to some insightful sessions — from learning how Microsoft uses Marketo, to learning how Mark...
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5 Best Practices for Managing Incoming Work Requests
Tuesday, 17 May, 2016
Posts, Project Management

5 Best Practices for Managing Incoming Work Requests

Processing, prioritizing, and tracking incoming work requests takes a lot of effort, especially when they're coming at you from so many channels: emails, meetings, instant messages, informal conversations, and more. Managing this deluge of requests is time-consuming, unwieldy, and can be difficult to sustain as your company scales.  These best practices will help you bring order to the chaos of incoming work so you can spend more time on important projects and less time trying to decide w...
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