7 Techniques for More Effective Brainstorming
Wednesday, 1 April, 2015
Business Tips, Collaboration, Posts

7 Techniques for More Effective Brainstorming

“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...
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3 Collaboration Tips for Enhancing Teamwork
Tuesday, 31 March, 2015
Collaboration, Posts, Team Management

3 Collaboration Tips for Enhancing Teamwork

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:...
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5 Mistakes Marketing Teams Make with Collaboration
Thursday, 26 February, 2015
Collaboration, Posts

5 Mistakes Marketing Teams Make with Collaboration

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...
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Remote Work: Why Reddit and Yahoo! Banned It
Tuesday, 10 February, 2015
Collaboration, Posts

Remote Work: Why Reddit and Yahoo! Banned It

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...
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Where Collaboration is Heading in 2015: Top 4 Trends to Watch
Thursday, 11 December, 2014
Collaboration, Posts

Where Collaboration is Heading in 2015: Top 4 Trends to Watch

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...
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Team Conflict & Conflict Resolution: The 2-Minute Guide
Wednesday, 10 December, 2014
Business Tips, Collaboration

Team Conflict & Conflict Resolution: The 2-Minute Guide

"What is he thinking?" "I can't believe she thinks this is a good idea." "This is a terrible approach! My way is so much better!" You'll eventually face it one way or another: your team failing to collaborate, conflicts arising from clashes in personality, work grinding to a halt amidst roadblocks, miscommunication, emotional upheaval. When everything is flowing and work is going smoothly, it's easy to forget that the team unit is still made up of individuals with very specific needs an...
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Wrike App Gets a Bold Redesign for Android 5.0 Lollipop
Wednesday, 3 December, 2014
Collaboration, New Features, Wrike News

Wrike App Gets a Bold Redesign for Android 5.0 Lollipop

Wrike's app for Android™ has been redesigned for the latest Android OS update, Android 5.0 Lollipop. Because we want you to be the first to benefit from the latest innovations in the mobile space, the redesigned Wrike app now boasts the same bold colors, fluid animations, and simplified layouts that characterize Lollipop. What's distinct about the Lollipop OS and the design principles it was built from (Google calls it Material Design, we call it "awesome") is its emphasis on simplicity a...
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Wrike + Salesforce = Happier clients and teams
Tuesday, 2 December, 2014
Collaboration, Enterprise, New Features, Wrike News

Wrike + Salesforce = Happier clients and teams

You live in Wrike and your Sales team lives in Salesforce, but you still need to work together. Now, you can collaborate without having to jump back and forth between tools or bombard each other with email. Today we're announcing our integration with Salesforce to help you manage your customers and your tasks all in one view. Wrike's Salesforce integration makes collaboration between Salesforce users and other teams in your company faster, easier, and more accountable. Salesforce users ca...
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