Dysfunctional collaboration causes a drain on time, energy, and productivity. To help solve this problem, Rob Cross dedicated his career to researching and understanding the limitations placed on individuals and businesses by a problematic approach to collaboration. His focus is to help teams be intentional about the time spent working with others and make collaboration efficient and effective.

Cross joins our stellar lineup at Collaborate 2021 to provide exciting insights into leveraging collaboration to foster productivity, not hinder it. 

Learn about the collaborative practices of successful teams

Rob Cross is a best-selling Author, Leadership Professor, and Cofounder and Research Director at the Connected Commons. As featured in Bloomberg, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, and The Wall Street Journal, Cross has used first-hand research conducted across 300 organizations over 20 years to identify ​​specific ways to cultivate vibrant, effective networks at all levels of an organization. 

Cross’s best-selling book, "Beyond Collaboration Overload," focuses on the need to break work addiction by identifying and challenging the beliefs that lead us to jump into collaborative work too quickly. The book focuses on how we can impose structure in our work to shield us from unproductive collaboration and alter our behavior to encourage efficient collaboration. 

Based on pivotal research in the collaboration space, Cross will join us at Collaborate 2021 to delve into the most common barriers to collaboration in the modern age and the cost of this disruption to the organization. You’ll also get insight into some of his team’s learnings around what makes for a high-performing individual, team, and organization.

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn from work management and collaboration experts at our free, virtual conference! 

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Let’s move Forward Together at Collaborate 2021

Collaborate 2021 is Wrike’s industry-leading conference dedicated to exploring the benefits of collaborative work management for global teams and supporting them to build the workplace of tomorrow. 

Presenters and attendees will explore the big topics surrounding collaborative work management in a hybrid world and how we can move Forward Together. So far, the lineup includes:

  • Exclusive sessions from featured guests Oracle, Forrester, Nickelodeon, Verint, Texas A&M University, CHOMPS, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, Arizona State University, Syneos Health, the American Society of Hematology, Citrix, and more 
  • Technical and executive presentations from the world’s foremost experts on the next era of work 
  • Breakout sessions on the strategies and use cases that will enable teams to thrive in 2021 and beyond
  • A best-in-class virtual conference experience, including virtual booths, spot prizes,  raffles, and interactive entertainment

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