Tag: Business Tips

If You're Not Using OKRs for Quarterly Planning, Stop and Read This
Tuesday, 10 January, 2017
Leadership

If You're Not Using OKRs for Quarterly Planning, Stop and Read This

It’s that time of the year: you're capping off a successful 2017 and reflecting on everything you've accomplished in the past twelve months. But it’s not only a time to look back; it’s a time to look ahead. What do you want to accomplish in the coming year, and what’s the best way to go about it?  Many leading companies tout OKRs for successful annual and quarterly planning; in fact Google credits the process with fueling their exponential growth and success. Even if you’ve heard of OKR...
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How to Keep Employees on Track with a Time Management Calendar
Tuesday, 3 January, 2017
Productivity

How to Keep Employees on Track with a Time Management Calendar

Business leaders know there is no resource more precious than time. However, staying on top of a loaded schedule can be tough for even the most seasoned executive or project manager. Passing on smart strategies for how to schedule your day to employees at every level of the organization is an even bigger challenge. Positioning a business for success calls for leaders and employees to think about how each day's work can be directed to move toward long-term goals. That means making clear...
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7 Techniques for More Effective Brainstorming
Wednesday, 16 November, 2016
Collaboration

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 quali...
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You Won't Be Able to Put Down 'Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products' (Book Review)
Friday, 12 August, 2016
Marketing

You Won't Be Able to Put Down 'Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products' (Book Review)

America loves its addictions, from binge-watching Netflix to spending hours on Pinterest creating dream weddings. According to video game and advertising expert Nir Eyal, this doesn't happen by accident. Rather, brands learned how to effectively leverage what Eyal calls, "behavioral design." According to his blog, this concept is a combination of user experience, behavioral economics, and neuroscience. Eyal elaborates on this topic further in his book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Formi...
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How Fast-Growing Startups Can Leverage Machine Learning: A Conversation with Andrew Filev (Podcast)
Thursday, 11 August, 2016
Leadership

How Fast-Growing Startups Can Leverage Machine Learning: A Conversation with Andrew Filev (Podcast)

Wrike's CEO Andrew Filev recently appeared on TechEmergence to share his ideas about practical applications for machine learning in startups. As Andrew explains, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence have the power to help businesses identify patterns and use them to improve their marketing efforts.  In the podcast, Andrew shares his thoughts on: Machine learning as a tool for customer segmentation to increase the impact and efficiency of outbound marketing and sales t...
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What Skills Should You Showcase On Your Resume?
Tuesday, 9 August, 2016
Leadership

What Skills Should You Showcase On Your Resume?

If you're job hunting in this hiring climate, I do not envy you. It's difficult enough finding openings on job boards or sending feelers out through your network, but then there's also the need to update your resume with every pertinent detail that may help you find a new gig. Which just brings up the question: what skills do you feature in your resume for maximum results? And what do you leave out? The infographic below lists five universally desired career skills and how you should pla...
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The Top 7 Productivity Roadblocks That Crush Designers' Creativity
Monday, 8 August, 2016
Productivity

The Top 7 Productivity Roadblocks That Crush Designers' Creativity

When your livelihood depends on your ability to churn out creative designs everyday, it's imperative that you stay productive, which means keeping the creative engine running and the imagination full of inspiration. (Read more here: 14 Online Resources for Breaking Through a Creative Block.) But sometimes no matter how creative the actual output is, a designer's work can get bogged down by roadblocks and external circumstances. These are harder to combat, as they often involve...
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$250K to $1.2M in 18 Months: Hubstaff's 2-Step Process for Hyper-Growth
Thursday, 4 August, 2016
Leadership

$250K to $1.2M in 18 Months: Hubstaff's 2-Step Process for Hyper-Growth

What makes companies successful?  There are a myriad of factors for fast and sustainable business development, including building a powerful brand, forging strong partnerships, and having a flexible management system in place. But having a single, clear business goal is arguably one of the most important elements for success. A focused goal makes your team more purposeful in how they spend their time, and thus more productive—which paves the way for rapid company growth that's actually su...
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How to Fix the Fragmentation of Information in the Workplace
Tuesday, 2 August, 2016
Collaboration

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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Lessons on Success from the 2016 Olympics (Work Management Roundup)
Friday, 29 July, 2016
Productivity

Lessons on Success from the 2016 Olympics (Work Management Roundup)

  Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own. - Michelle Obama  .  Welcome back to the weekly Work Management Roundup. This week, we focus on success. With the Olympics starting in just a week and the impact of that powerful speech made by our stunning First Lady, Michelle Obama, we thought it appropriate to cultivate the top tips and news surrounding success and achievement.    .  Want to know Facebook's plans for delivering internet around the world,...
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