All posts by Wrike Team

Can Time Tracking Apps Improve Your Team's Performance?
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Productivity

Can Time Tracking Apps Improve Your Team's Performance?

One of the biggest challenges a project manager faces is finding ways to monitor employee progress on tasks without micromanaging or needlessly interfering. After all, who does their best work when they feel like a superior is constantly looking over their shoulder? On the other hand, an organization that doesn't have transparency into how workers spend their time can be caught by surprise when there's a major setback or delay. For many businesses, time tracking apps have emerged as vit...
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Announcing Video Proofing, Advanced Markup, and Extension for Adobe® Premiere
Wednesday, 15 February, 2017
News

Announcing Video Proofing, Advanced Markup, and Extension for Adobe® Premiere

Video producers have a very complex job. Between coordinating equipment, talent, lighting, locations, crew, motion graphics, and sound design, even simple videos are complicated projects. Trying to achieve perfection takes experience, attention to detail, and multiple iterations. We've all been in a situation where the client asks where the final deliverable is, and we point out they never responded to our email about the revised color scheme. Then everyone searches their inboxes for...
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Is it Time to Go Beyond Online Whiteboard Collaboration?
Wednesday, 8 February, 2017
Collaboration

Is it Time to Go Beyond Online Whiteboard Collaboration?

Gathering around a dry-erase board with markers at the ready is a time-honored way of bringing a team together to work out a business problem or learn a new skill. In recent years, though, leaders have been more likely to opt for online whiteboard collaboration as a tool for pulling together everyone's ideas and feedback. Using a free, digital option is a quick way to get some thoughts down and put a project on track. Though there are benefits to a visual whiteboard for training session...
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UK Survey says: Older Workers Less Stressed Than Millennials (Infographic)
Wednesday, 8 February, 2017
News

UK Survey says: Older Workers Less Stressed Than Millennials (Infographic)

We've been doing a deep dive into some research we conducted last year on European productivity, and have more interesting insights to share. We initially found that UK businesses were struggling to close the productivity gap with their European counterparts, and that stress levels in British offices were soaring, leading to less family time. When we dug a little deeper into the age groups among the 3,000 office workers we surveyed across the UK, France and Germany, it exposed some unexpecte...
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4 Tips for an Effective Project Management Plan
Tuesday, 7 February, 2017
Project Management

4 Tips for an Effective Project Management Plan

Leaders always have to be ready to adapt to changing circumstances and meet fresh challenges. However, they'll most likely reach successful outcomes with a thoughtful project management plan. What is a project management plan? It's a road map that directs a team from the start date to completion. When leaders carefully plot the course ahead, using the right strategies, input, and tools, they position their teams to work efficiently and get things done. Here are four steps to creating be...
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5 Ways to Use Google Collaboration Tools for Effective Teamwork
Wednesday, 1 February, 2017
Collaboration

5 Ways to Use Google Collaboration Tools for Effective Teamwork

Because Google collaboration tools are easily accessible and free, they are definitely a painless way to get started with online teamwork. Simply bear in mind that if you're looking to properly set a project on track and keep it moving forward, there are more specific work management tools you can use. Younger workers especially are very familiar with the Google collaboration suite, so this can serve as a comfortable way to begin encouraging teammates to work together through the cloud. L...
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5 Tips to Make Collaborative Problem Solving Work for Your Team
Wednesday, 25 January, 2017
Collaboration

5 Tips to Make Collaborative Problem Solving Work for Your Team

For project managers, the art of problem solving lies in getting people together who all have their own areas of expertise and then finding the most effective and efficient way to move forward. This can be a complicated, painstaking process, and it's often easy to lose sight of the big picture along the way. Still, by taking on collaborative problem solving with clear goals, leaders are more likely to discover smart, creative solutions to help the team progress in its mission. Here are...
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Take Control of Your Project Plan Calendar
Monday, 9 January, 2017
Project Management

Take Control of Your Project Plan Calendar

In project management, timing is half the battle. Leaders have to keep all the members of the team on track, hitting their deadlines and constantly making progress toward their shared goals. Getting everything done on time and under budget calls for strategy and forethought, and that's why you need to maintain a clear project plan calendar. There are many different ways to set up a project planning calendar template, and it's important for every leader to find an approach that works for...
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Most Wanted Project Management Software Features: GetApp Report
Thursday, 5 January, 2017
News

Most Wanted Project Management Software Features: GetApp Report

Project management software is an uncommon purchase. Unlike buying office supplies, project management software can be expensive and urgent, yet intended to be used for years to come. The challenge is that with business processes rapidly changing — as they currently are in project management — the software that supports these processes often lags behind when offering new features. This gap, caused by an app's inability to scale, leaves companies frustrated and in the market for new options....
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How to Keep Employees on Track with a Time Management Calendar
Tuesday, 3 January, 2017
Productivity

How to Keep Employees on Track with a Time Management Calendar

Business leaders know there is no resource more precious than time. However, staying on top of a loaded schedule can be tough for even the most seasoned executive or project manager. Passing on smart strategies for how to schedule your day to employees at every level of the organization is an even bigger challenge. Positioning a business for success calls for leaders and employees to think about how each day's work can be directed to move toward long-term goals. That means making clear...
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