How to Fix the Fragmentation of Information in the Workplace
Tuesday, 2 August, 2016
Business Tips, Productivity

How to Fix the Fragmentation of Information in the Workplace

As I've been writing this article, I have received: (1) an idea for a blog post from my boss forwarded via email, (2) a suggested improvement to a blog headline sent by my teammate on our Slack channel, (3) a series of comments from our SEO expert on a shared Google Doc that I'm editing for him, and (4) a Zendesk ticket sent by one of our customer support people, about someone suggesting an infographic for the Wrike blog. In order to take action on any of the four items above, I'm going...
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10 Free Online Training Resources for Adobe Creative Cloud
Thursday, 28 July, 2016
Marketing, Productivity

10 Free Online Training Resources for Adobe Creative Cloud

Whether you’re a novice designer or have years of experience under your belt, there’s always new shortcuts, features, and techniques to learn — especially when it comes to complex software like Adobe Creative Cloud. Sharpen your existing skills or learn the ins and outs of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, and the rest of Adobe’s suite of creative tools with these free online tutorials and training resources.  1. Adobe Learn Adobe Learn is an official collection of manual...
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Daily Rituals to Steal From Successful Creatives and Innovators
Wednesday, 27 July, 2016
Posts, Productivity

Daily Rituals to Steal From Successful Creatives and Innovators

Walk in the door. Hang up jacket and put on cozy, hand-knit cardigan. Swap loafers for canvas sneakers. Ever since we were children, our brains have thrived on ritual and routine. And while it’s easy to assume that creative thinkers and visionaries eschew predictability and find inspiration in the unexpected, following an established daily routine is what has allowed many of the most famous innovative thinkers in history to tap their creative potential.  From mid-day ice baths to count...
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Top 10 Photoshop Plugins for Creative Professionals
Wednesday, 20 July, 2016
Posts, Productivity

Top 10 Photoshop Plugins for Creative Professionals

When asked about their biggest roadblock, 27% of creative professionals say they don't have enough time to be creative. This lack of time means you need to streamline how you do work so you can accomplish as much as possible. One way to make your workflow more efficient is to enhance your main work tool with plugins. Adobe Photoshop supports plugins, which allow you to add more useful features that help you save time and effort. Have a look at our list featuring 10 of the top free and pai...
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13 Quick Stress-Busters You Can Do At Your Desk
Thursday, 14 July, 2016
Posts, Productivity

13 Quick Stress-Busters You Can Do At Your Desk

Even if you love your job, you probably feel overwhelmed at work from time to time. Your email inbox demands constant attention, managers and coworkers are asking for updates, you’re searching for the information you need to get things done, and new priorities are always being dumped in your lap. Even the lighting and temperature of your office can add to your stress levels. All these stressors build up and before you know it, you’re nursing a tension headache, stress eating, and tossing a...
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Celebrate July 4th with Our Independence Day Game
Monday, 4 July, 2016
Posts, Productivity

Celebrate July 4th with Our Independence Day Game

Happy Independence Day! In the spirit of the holiday celebrations, we’ve taken a break from the usual daily blog post and instead prepared a fun little video game for you to enjoy. Use the arrows on your keyboard to move the Wriker left and right, and hit spacebar to jump. Collect 50 falling stars to fill up the United States flag, but watch out you don't get hit by a fireball! Play the game! Good Luck and Happy July Fourth! From all of us at Wrike, we hope you have a fun h...
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8 Productivity Snacks to Get You Through Your Work Day
Wednesday, 29 June, 2016
Posts, Productivity

8 Productivity Snacks to Get You Through Your Work Day

  If you love food as much as I do, then you're always looking for excuses to eat throughout the day. Bored, stressed, nervous, happy... all very legitimate reasons to head to the kitchen. I'm here to share with you another reason to eat: greater productivity. Hard work requires a sharp mind and plenty of energy, and eating the right foods can boost productivity.   .  You're probably thinking: No way, this is just a fabricated excuse to eat more. Allow me to explain. Glucose is wha...
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7 Exercises for Reducing Stress (Infographic)
Tuesday, 28 June, 2016
Posts, Productivity

7 Exercises for Reducing Stress (Infographic)

If you're anything like me, you're juggling several projects with looming deadlines all on top of one another, and the to-do list continues to grow each day. It's safe to say, you are indeed stressed at work. And while it's true that stress in small amounts may be a good swift kick in the adrenaline glands, temporarily boosting your energy and seemingly clearing your thinking, it becomes a deadly thing if it's the chronic, long-lasting kind. Chronic stress activates a "fight or flight" re...
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