All posts by Brianna Hansen

The Costs of Having the Wrong Work Management Technology
Tuesday, 23 May, 2017
Leadership

The Costs of Having the Wrong Work Management Technology

After all the time, research, and money you put into finding the right work management solution, you and your team should feel a sense of relief — and, after a few months, start seeing some improvements from your new tool. Communications should be smoother, data should be easy to find, and people should be actually using the tool. Life should be good! But what happens when the tool you adopted to improve work management is failing to do so?  In our Work Management Survey, 34% of workers...
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Why Change Management Sucks (And How to Fix It)
Monday, 15 May, 2017
Leadership

Why Change Management Sucks (And How to Fix It)

    Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. - George Bernard Shaw  . Picture this: you need to find a new solution for running online meetings so you can collaborate with your global team spread out across different time zones. You pull up your handy search engine and start researching with your top three priorities in mind: cost, quality, and ease of use.   . After a week of calls with vendors and free demos galore, y...
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Too Many Meetings? Here's How You Replace Them With Wrike
Tuesday, 25 April, 2017
Wrike Tips

Too Many Meetings? Here's How You Replace Them With Wrike

  We've all had unproductive days. Sometimes it's because we're preoccupied with a big project, sometimes it's from trying to multitask — which (shocker) doesn't actually make you more productive. And then there's the most common culprit of productivity loss: meetings.   . Meetings on meetings are a sure-fire way to kill the productivity across your team. Why?    . Although it may seem necessary to check in and inform everyone about ongoing projects, let's be honest; meetings are...
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Rules of Brainstorming: A Manager's Guide to Producing Great Ideas
Wednesday, 19 April, 2017
Collaboration

Rules of Brainstorming: A Manager's Guide to Producing Great Ideas

  Brainstorming. It's been something ingrained as necessary in order to generate new ideas since we were kids. "Time to brainstorm your next science project." "Let's get together and brainstorm some ideas on why Elizabeth can't stand Mr. Darcy."  . Brainstorming has been done to death. So much so, that managers have forgotten why we even brainstorm in the first place. Most managers believe it's just the first step to generating the next great idea. And if that great idea doesn't...
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Everything You Need to Know About Marketing Campaign Management
Wednesday, 5 April, 2017
Marketing

Everything You Need to Know About Marketing Campaign Management

There are countless marketing campaigns running all over the world at the same time (chances are, there's a few in your inbox as we speak). It's no wonder why people have become so immune to those "eye-catching" subject lines. With ad campaigns, email campaigns, trade show campaigns, print campaigns, etc... it's sometimes overwhelming, and due to their frequency, it can be difficult to decipher why you're even running them in the first place. Campaign management requires diligent p...
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How to Evolve From Using Prehistoric Tools to Using Wrike
Thursday, 23 March, 2017
Wrike Tips

How to Evolve From Using Prehistoric Tools to Using Wrike

  We've recently talked about the inevitable "Work Dino" in every office — those outdated tools or processes we use that are no longer as effective as they once were. Like using email to manage projects or spreadsheets to track task status, and holding weekly or even daily status meetings to talk about progress face to face.   . Don't let them become....  .   . There are so many more efficient ways to manage projects and receive status updates. According to our 2015 Work...
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Top 15 Problem Solving Activities for Your Team to Master
Wednesday, 22 March, 2017
Collaboration

Top 15 Problem Solving Activities for Your Team to Master

Some people may call it a problem, others call it a solution! Problem solving activities are a great way to get to know how your team works (both individually and together) and learn strategies that will help your team quickly react to any obstacles that stand in the way of achieving your project goals.  .  Team building activities can target a specific solution you're focused on improving, including communication and collaboration, adaptability, or strengthening decision making techniqu...
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What It Takes to be a Project Portfolio Manager
Wednesday, 8 March, 2017
Project Management

What It Takes to be a Project Portfolio Manager

  Did you wake up one morning and say to yourself, "I want to become a project portfolio manager!" but have no idea where to begin?  . If you did, you've come to the right place. We'll dish out all the details on becoming a project portfolio manager, including examples of job descriptions and salary ranges.  . While there are several types of project management roles and methodologies out there, they all overlap in some way. All project management roles, including project portf...
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What it Means to be a Digital Project Manager
Tuesday, 28 February, 2017
Project Management

What it Means to be a Digital Project Manager

    The world has already moved online; has your job moved with it? Gone are the days of managing work using pen and paper, whiteboards and dry erase markers, sticky notes and the walls of your cubicle. And saving Microsoft Word documents and spreadsheets in a folder on your computer has become a thing of the past. . Today's most effective project managers are the ones who have moved their teams and processes online. Using online project management, collaboration software, an...
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Do 'Work Martyrs' Actually Get More Done? The Hunger for a Healthy Work-Life Balance
Monday, 13 February, 2017
Leadership

Do 'Work Martyrs' Actually Get More Done? The Hunger for a Healthy Work-Life Balance

  The average US workweek is 41 hours, however, more than 30% of American workers work 45 or more hours a week, compared with Germany (18%) and France (4%). The fact is, many Americans wear this as a badge of honor, which has led to a new term for the common office workaholic:  "work martyrs”.   . You know, the ones who can't eat a meal without scrolling through their email and humblebrag about how many hours they worked last night or over the weekend. Even though we all intuitivel...
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