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...
Business Tips, Collaboration
"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...
Collaboration, New Features, Wrike News
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...
Collaboration, Enterprise, New Features, Wrike News
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...
"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 —...
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...