You're reached that point where email and spreadsheets just don’t cut it anymore — that point when the lost attachments and noisy communication of email, as well as the need for constant manual updates on spreadsheets, have moved from being useful to being inefficient. You’re convinced that your team would benefit from proper collaboration tools, but how do you convince your boss?
You need more than a list of cool features that you can’t live without. You need justification for se...
Boiled down to its very essence, collaboration can be defined as a TEAM engaging in TASKS to reach shared TARGETS. It's one of those buzzwords that's been overused, with every software startup spouting it in marketing collateral, pitch decks, and social media channels. But the reason why it's a staple in conversations is because, without it, an organization sabotages its own success.
Companies must learn to capitalize on opportunities to collaborate for two reasons:
1. Internal collabora...
Collaboration, New Features, Posts, Productivity
When all your files are in one place instantly accessible for your team, editing and reviewing them becomes much easier and faster. To facilitate your document collaboration Wrike integrates with many well-known cloud storage solutions such as Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive. Today, we've added one more on this list - OneDrive.
OneDrive is a popular cloud storage service by Microsoft to keep all your files and pictures online. With our new integration, you can now browse and attach files fro...
Business Tips, Collaboration, Posts
“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” —Walt Disney
Does brainstorming ever feel like a total waste of time? You feel it's necessary to get your team's input on a topic, but the session usually just turns into a few people bickering, and the other participants saying nothing at all. This is a classic case of brainstorming gone wrong.
Many people forget the key to brainstorming is quantity, not q...
Collaboration, Posts, Team Management
We talk a lot about collaboration here at Wrike. Partly because it's our favorite topic and we wouldn't be able to function as a company without it. But also because trends continue to point toward more remote collaboration in the future. It's part and parcel of everyday work and it will continue to be so.
Which made us think: for the companies that are struggling to implement a culture of collaboration, what are three easy hacks that could make it happen? Here's what we determined:...
Marketing teams thrive on two things: coffee and teamwork. The former is the preferred lubricant that wakes teammates from stupor, while the latter is the grease that gets the gears of progress moving. But every now and then, even the most efficient marketing machine breaks down from lack of oil.
If you've ever been in one of these situations where teamwork (and project progress) grinds to a halt, it's painful. But it's always avoidable if you know what to watch out for. Let's look at f...
When an internal memo from Yahoo! leaked to the public back in February 2013, there was a collective groan not just from people working in the company, but also from supporters of remote work in general. The memo banned remote work for all Yahoo! staff and cited that more effective collaboration would happen face-to-face — that it all begins with being physically present in the office. A Yahoo! spokesperson clarified that banning work from home was not a blanket repudiation of remote wor...
With 2015 just around the corner, it's time to take a look at the growing collaboration trends that will affect the way you work with your team this coming year. While some are merely logical extensions of ongoing trends, a few may surprise you.
1. More Collaboration via Mobile/BYOD
With mobile devices out-shipping desktop units four-to-one, one thing is clear: mobile is king.
And it isn't just about units sold, it's also about work behavior on these devices. For example: 47% of all e...