Project Management Lessons from the Pluto Flyby (Work Management Roundup)
Friday, 24 July, 2015
Business Tips, Posts

Project Management Lessons from the Pluto Flyby (Work Management Roundup)

Now that it's Friday once again, we're here to deliver the best reads on managing work and teams. This week, we give you articles on long-term planning, team motivation, a 15-minute productivity routine, and tools for learning as well as managing a small business. Read on! And remember, you can also browse these articles on our accompanying Flipboard mag! Planning Long-Term: Lessons from the Team That Got Us to Pluto (Fast Company): Any project that lasts 9 years and travels more than 3...
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How to Prioritize Your To-Dos When Everything's Important (Video)
Thursday, 23 July, 2015
Business Tips, Posts, Productivity

How to Prioritize Your To-Dos When Everything's Important (Video)

We’ve all been there: you walk into the office, take one look at your inbox or to-do list, and immediately feel the urge to run away. You’ve got a million things on your plate and they’re all important — where do you even start? The more requests come flying in at you from all sides, the less time and brainpower you have to discern which are actually worth your time. So you end up scrambling to do them all, perpetuating the cycle of eternal busy-ness. Stop. Take a deep breath...
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How the Best Sales Teams Collaborate to Get Better Results
Wednesday, 22 July, 2015
Business Tips, Collaboration, Posts

How the Best Sales Teams Collaborate to Get Better Results

There are sales teams, and then there are world-class sales teams. What sets the highest achievers apart from the average Joe? We looked at research around the web and, of the many factors that help a sales team run like a well-oiled machine, we were most interested in one particular finding: high-performing sales, sales operations, and sales enablement teams are better at collaborating. To create a world-class sales team, your organization must capitalize on collaboration within...
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The State of Project Management in 2015 (Infographic)
Tuesday, 21 July, 2015
Posts, Project Management

The State of Project Management in 2015 (Infographic)

Project management is becoming an essential part of running a successful company. But in an evolving industry like project management, where trends, top tools, and best practices are always changing, how can you tell if your approach to managing projects is outdated? This infographic collects statistics on various aspects of the project management industry to give you: Insights into the top business challenges leading to project failure The compelling benefits of introducing project m...
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How to Figure Out If You're a Workaholic (Infographic)
Monday, 20 July, 2015
Business Tips, Posts

How to Figure Out If You're a Workaholic (Infographic)

Are you always working late into the night? Or pushing yourself to work hard because you want constant recognition by coworkers? Is it all to the detriment of your personal relationships? If so, you just might be a workaholic. Psychology Today calls workaholism "a soul-destroying addiction that changes people's personality and the values they live by." Here at Wrike, we call it the disease of the "working dead." Because we don't want you to roam the office hallways with carpal tunnel synd...
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Don't Cancel Your One-on-One Meetings (Work Management Roundup)
Friday, 17 July, 2015
Business Tips, Posts

Don't Cancel Your One-on-One Meetings (Work Management Roundup)

Welcome back and TGIFR! (Thank Goodness It's Friday's Roundup!) We've collected the week's essential reads on productivity, work management, and company culture so that you can attack work, get tasks done quickly, and advance your organization. Here we go: Canceling 1x1 Meetings Destroys Productivity (HBR): When you cancel your one-on-one time with your direct reports, they will find other, less effective ways to connect with you (i.e. email). Which means more distractions to prevent you...
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What is a Program Manager vs. a Project Manager?
Thursday, 16 July, 2015
Business Tips, Posts, Project Management

What is a Program Manager vs. a Project Manager?

Program manager vs. project manager — to understand how these two similar roles differ, you must first know the difference between programs and projects. When a large project is made up of several other projects that are dependent on each other, it becomes something bigger — a program. Programs can become overwhelming and stressful for one person to manage, so delegating individual projects is often recommended. Outlining objectives, planning execution, managing operations, and report...
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