All posts by Lionel Valdellon

51 Chrome Browser Extensions to Amplify Your Productivity
Wednesday, 3 May, 2017
Productivity

51 Chrome Browser Extensions to Amplify Your Productivity

As more and more knowledge work gets done within a browser, and more work tools migrate to the convenience of the cloud, it makes sense to enhance your browser with extensions​ that help you get work done faster. We've listed these 51 extensions for Google Chrome, arguably one of the most popular and most extensible internet browsers in use today. But don't worry if you use another browser, you probably still have access to these tools. Firefox typically has these same extensions (call...
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How These 3 Teams Manage Work Chaos Using Agile & Wrike
Wednesday, 26 April, 2017
Wrike Tips

How These 3 Teams Manage Work Chaos Using Agile & Wrike

"There's way too much work! This is unreasonable!" You'll commonly hear this at the tail-end of a project or campaign when it's crunch time. But what if you're someone who hears it all the time? What can be done to alleviate the constant burden of being overloaded? The answer is Agile. Agile is a methodology for project management — a process for managing work that is characterized by constant iteration, constant improvement, and collaboration in order to more fully answer a custom...
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12 Insanely Actionable Team Collaboration Hacks (Backed By Experts)
Tuesday, 18 April, 2017
Collaboration

12 Insanely Actionable Team Collaboration Hacks (Backed By Experts)

You have a project with a tight deadline, which is enough to stress over. But then you also have a cross-functional team of people from various departments who've never worked together before, and suddenly it's up to you to get them thinking and working together as an integrated unit. So how do you get them to coordinate their efforts and work as a team? We turned to the experts for tried-and-true advice — their collaboration hacks, if you will — and this is what they had to share...
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5 Ways to Tackle Conflict in the Workplace (Infographic)
Thursday, 13 April, 2017
Collaboration

5 Ways to Tackle Conflict in the Workplace (Infographic)

Conflict is a reality of the working world. You deal with different people every day, people with varying perspectives, opinions, and convictions. When contrasting opinions and dynamic personalities collide, expect conflict and disagreements. As with anything in a professional setting, a little politeness goes a long way to help diffuse the situation. But you also need to realize that there are ways to approach a conflict that can still help you reach your desired outcome. The infog...
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Wrike Productivity Tour: Coming to a City Near You
Tuesday, 11 April, 2017
News

Wrike Productivity Tour: Coming to a City Near You

Whenever we talk with customers, there's a familiar refrain we keep hearing: "When are you going to come over and hold some Wrike training?" or "Why don't you host some sort of user conference?" We decided to put our project management skills to the test and do something about it. Presenting: the Wrike Productivity Tour! This is a seven-stop roadshow where we bring Wrike to a city near you for a free, half-day event that promises to give you training as well as insight into the Wrike...
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30-Day Digital Detox: Curb Your Tech Addiction to Stay Productive
Monday, 10 April, 2017
Productivity

30-Day Digital Detox: Curb Your Tech Addiction to Stay Productive

We blogged about habits recently: how examining your cemented routines and proceeding to shake things up if they don't make sense has a positive effect on your productivity, focus, and even creativity. It's important to occasionally reassess what we do on auto-pilot so that we trim the fat and keep only what is helpful. Otherwise, we might end up with a tech addiction like Andrew Sullivan's, founder and writer of political blog The Dish (formerly The Daily Dish). He recently wrote a 6...
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50 Best Team Collaboration Tools for 2017
Wednesday, 29 March, 2017
Collaboration

50 Best Team Collaboration Tools for 2017

When we collaborate as a team, the sum is always greater than the individual parts taken alone. And it is this sort of collaboration that brings about category disrupting ideas and the type of fierce work hustle that leaves competitors in the dust. But in order to get to the productive collaboration that sets apart great companies from mediocre ones, you have to use the right tools. That's where this list comes in. We talk a lot about collaboration on this blog: about strategies, tips,...
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Why We Complain About Work & How To Stop
Monday, 27 March, 2017
Productivity

Why We Complain About Work & How To Stop

When I first broached this topic to coworkers, the reactions were strong. "We complain about work because it's work!" said one. "If it were fun, it wouldn't be work," said another. "Work is the one one thing you can whine about at a family dinner," said a third. "Better than politics or religion, anyway." Researchers say we complain approximately 15 to 30 times a day, which if you spread it equally between the (approximately) 16 hours of wakefulness we enjoy, means we complai...
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3 Work Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Tools That Should Be Extinct
Monday, 20 March, 2017
Project Management

3 Work Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Tools That Should Be Extinct

There's a reason why dinosaurs are extinct. And while the exact theory pinpointing their demise is still being debated by scientists (crashed comets? climate change? mammals eating dino eggs?). The fact remains that they didn't survive with the times and simply died out. Your workplace has similar dinosaurs. Those are the dated work tools or work processes that used to be able to handle the job but are no longer viable in this day and age of increased connection and collaboration....
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How Two Customers Cultivate Cross-Departmental Collaboration
Thursday, 16 March, 2017
Collaboration

How Two Customers Cultivate Cross-Departmental Collaboration

What are the greatest hurdles you face when collaborating with people across your company? HR consulting firm Robert Half International surveyed finance and accounting professionals about their challenges when collaborating with people in other departments. Not surprisingly, the responses (in the graphic below) include coping with different personalities, work stress, conflicting deadlines, and communication breakdowns — answers which are pretty much the same across the board. The...
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