All posts by Brianna Hansen

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  We've recently talked about the inevitable "Work Dino" in every office — those outdated tools or processes we use that are no longer as effective as they once were.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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5 Must-Haves in a Campaign Management Software
Tuesday, 24 January, 2017
Marketing

5 Must-Haves in a Campaign Management Software

  Ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of information you have about your customers? Their age, occupation, location, favorite breakfast cereal... what does it all mean!? There are so many tools and tips out there to help you obtain as much information as possible about the buyer's journey, but what do you do with all the information once you get it?  . That's where campaign management software comes in handy. No, we're not talking about political campaign management; we're talking...
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How the Monterey Bay Aquarium Uses Wrike to Support The Expansion of Education Programs
Monday, 23 January, 2017
News

How the Monterey Bay Aquarium Uses Wrike to Support The Expansion of Education Programs

  If you've travelled to California, you know the Monterey Bay Aquarium is an environmental gem and crucial to the survival of our oceans. Their efforts have been fundamental in educating students and teachers about the importance of protecting our oceans and wildlife.  . We had a chance to sit down with the team at the Monterey Bay Aquarium to talk about how they're able to juggle so many programs, bringing in roughly 110,000 students, teachers, and adult chaperones every year. Ch...
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Productivity Playlists Guaranteed To Help You Get More Done
Monday, 16 January, 2017
Productivity

Productivity Playlists Guaranteed To Help You Get More Done

  The classic 1937 Disney film Snow White coined the phrase, "Whistle While You Work" and everyone started whistling along. But were they really on to something? Does music actually improve productivity, or even... make work more enjoyable? . Some might argue that music helps the hours go by faster and keeps you focused, while others argue that music is distracting and makes it harder to concentrate. When considering whether music is more constructive rather than destructive for wo...
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7 Ways to Bring the Holiday Spirit to Your Office
Thursday, 15 December, 2016
Productivity

7 Ways to Bring the Holiday Spirit to Your Office

  With the holidays quickly approaching, it's becoming more and more difficult to stay focused in the office. Instead of avoiding the holiday distraction and enforcing maximum productivity across your team, it's important to come to terms with the fact that the holidays are a busy time, and the month of December will probably not be the most productive month. *gasp*  . We're not saying you have to pop the champagne and plan a holiday party tomorrow. There are other, less-expensiv...
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Announcing the Winners of Our Awkward Collaboration Caption Contest
Monday, 28 November, 2016
Collaboration

Announcing the Winners of Our Awkward Collaboration Caption Contest

  You commented, and we noticed! Over the past couple of weeks, we've posted photos of awkward collaboration moments on social media and asked you to fill in the captions. We went through all the submissions and selected the funniest, most outlandish, and cleverest captions for each photo. Congrats to all the winners! Photo #1  "Hello there, I'm looking for... Curious George." Winner: @L10fitness (Instagram) . Photo #2  "Today at the office, we're discussing...
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