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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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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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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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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Collaboration, Posts

4 Strategies for Dealing With Difficult Stakeholders

"This isn't what we wanted!" "No, you have to do it this way." "When this project fails, don't say I didn't warn you." If you haven't dealt with a difficult stakeholder yet, don't worry. You will soon. This just means you have to be ready with strategies for dealing amicably with them, and for continuing to work on the project despite possible roadblocks. We want to help you out. Here is an important reminder and four tips to help you survive difficult stakeholders in the future —...
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Collaboration, Posts

Can't We All Just Get Along? How to Collaborate with Relatives on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is that time when families come together to give thanks for all the good things that happened throughout the year. There's turkey, conversations, overflowing food, and, boy, can there be drama. For many of us, it seems like the minute you need to collaborate with your relatives on a project as major as Thanksgiving dinner, friction appears. So how do you deal with this? How do we all just GET ALONG?     We previously posted about how to project manage Thanksgiving dinner, s...
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Remote Collaboration: 5 Sentences to Ruin a Remote Worker's Day

Setting aside the joys of working from home and not having to commute,  workers collaborating remotely have to deal with a lot of extra pain. The added pressure it places on their shoulders comes from the difficulty of creating immediate, visible value from afar. They struggle to be more "present" to their colleagues via the communication channels available to them — sometimes unsuccessfully. It's important to realize the extra pressure remote workers feel when you converse with them....
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Collaboration, Posts

How to Survive Your First Week at a New Job

You've landed a new job. Congratulations! Although now that you've left the comfort of the familiar and opted for an adventure into the unknown, you're confronted by the pressures of having to learn new work processes, meet new people, and possibly understand new industries in a very short time frame. It's a lot to take in, we know. But hang in there. We bring you hope. We've collected our top 4 battle-tested strategies for surviving the "mess" that you will face on th...
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