All posts by Emily Bonnie

How Will the Internet of Things Shape the Future of Your Business? (Infographic)
Thursday, 19 January, 2017
Leadership

How Will the Internet of Things Shape the Future of Your Business? (Infographic)

By 2019, the Internet of Things (IoT) industry will be more than double the size of the smartphone, PC, tablet, connected car, and wearable markets—combined. It’s predicted to become the largest device market in the world, adding $1.7 trillion in value to the global economy in the next two years. But what does this up-and-coming industry mean for your organization's future?  Internet of Things technologies will lead to a slew of innovations that will have a significant effect on businesses...
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How Workflow Management Software Can Be Your Secret Productivity Weapon
Wednesday, 18 January, 2017
Productivity

How Workflow Management Software Can Be Your Secret Productivity Weapon

We know what you’re thinking. Workflow management software a productivity tool? It’s just another needlessly complex software to manage, another app to learn, one more thing to potentially slow you down. But don’t click away just yet! It’s true that even simple workflow management software can give your team’s productivity a surprising lift.  By definition, a workflow management service is simply a tool to organize and oversee work processes. But the benefits of the best workflow manageme...
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If You're Not Using OKRs for Quarterly Planning, Stop and Read This
Tuesday, 10 January, 2017
Leadership

If You're Not Using OKRs for Quarterly Planning, Stop and Read This

It’s that time of the year: you're capping off a successful 2017 and reflecting on everything you've accomplished in the past twelve months. But it’s not only a time to look back; it’s a time to look ahead. What do you want to accomplish in the coming year, and what’s the best way to go about it?  Many leading companies tout OKRs for successful annual and quarterly planning; in fact Google credits the process with fueling their exponential growth and success. Even if you’ve heard of OKR...
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Get Smart: 7 Simple Ways to Improve Your IQ (Infographic)
Tuesday, 10 January, 2017
Productivity

Get Smart: 7 Simple Ways to Improve Your IQ (Infographic)

Is intelligence innate? Or can you improve your intellect with a little hard work?  Skills that constitute your IQ—like abstract reasoning, language skills, and identifying patterns and relationships—can all be developed with training. Some people may be able to build those skills faster and with less effort, but we all have the ability to improve our basic intelligence. In fact, Online Course Report shows that you can raise your IQ by almost 20 points in just 7 days.  Can going ve...
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Get Organized in 2017 with Free Excel Calendar Templates
Wednesday, 4 January, 2017
Productivity

Get Organized in 2017 with Free Excel Calendar Templates

You’re back in the office after the new year, and you’ve already got a slew of ambitious new goals to hit. Before you know it, you have a jumble of meetings, appointments, and projects—and your poor calendar starts looking like a Jackson Pollock.  Keeping everything organized takes a lot of work! We've gathered this collection of free calendar templates for Excel to help you plan your time wisely, along with tips for effectively scheduling your day, your week, your month... and even you...
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6 Reasons Home Alone's Kevin McAllister is a Project Management Genius
Monday, 12 December, 2016
Project Management

6 Reasons Home Alone's Kevin McAllister is a Project Management Genius

  It’s the time of the year: everyone’s humming carols, organizing cookie swaps, and re-watching their favorite classic Christmas movies. During a screening of Home Alone here at Wrike HQ, we couldn’t help but notice the young protagonist's stellar project management skills, and started taking notes.   . So order a cheese pizza, pop in a copy of Angels With Filthy Souls, add that second scoop of ice cream on your sundae (you're not driving), and hit play on the track below, and set...
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How to Throw a Killer Office Holiday Party Your Team Will Love
Monday, 5 December, 2016
Collaboration

How to Throw a Killer Office Holiday Party Your Team Will Love

Ever been to a bad office holiday party? A white elephant gift exchange comprised of whatever people could find in the back corner of a desk drawer, some stale cookies and cheap wine in a conference room, and the Chipmunks chirping carols in the background as people chit chat about holiday plans. You may think that any party is better than no party at all—but a sad, soulless office party can backfire in a big way, making your team feel unappreciated. The good news is, you don’t need a h...
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The Best Project Management Conferences to Attend in 2017
Thursday, 1 December, 2016
Project Management

The Best Project Management Conferences to Attend in 2017

The new year is fast approaching, and soon enough you’ll be cracking open a brand new date book that’s just waiting to be filled with exciting events and occasions. Lucky for you, we’ve collected a list of the best project management conferences for 2017. Stay up-to-speed on the latest industry developments, pick up tips from respected experts in the field, meet other project management professionals, and have some fun learning new tricks of the trade in a new city.  North America Glo...
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Ultimate Guide to Team Building Activities That Don't Suck
Wednesday, 30 November, 2016
Leadership

Ultimate Guide to Team Building Activities That Don't Suck

A team that works well together is more effective, more productive, and more successful — not to mention happier and more fun to work with! But team building at work can be tricky, especially when typical team building activities tend to induce more eye rolls among teammates than high-fives. Whether you were hired to put together some team building initiatives or you think your team just needs to get together and do something fun, workplace team building activities are the way to go. A...
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How to Work Effectively: 13 Simple Strategies to Work Smarter
Wednesday, 16 November, 2016
Productivity

How to Work Effectively: 13 Simple Strategies to Work Smarter

No matter what your job or industry, we all want to learn how to be effective at work and achieve our professional goals. But true productivity is more than simply checking tasks off a to-do list—it’s about doing more of what matters. Luckily, all it takes is a few adjustments to your daily work habits to see an improvement, so start with these simple tips and watch your productivity soar.  13 Ways to Be More Effective at Work  Trim Your Task List  We all know how paralyzing it can be...
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