The new Proofing & Approvals feature provides an easy way to request, collect, give, and receive on-demand feedback. But when your creative team is really on the run, there can be dozens of such reviews created weekly. How do you stay in touch with everyone regarding each review and approval process?
We've updated our filter collection so that you can easily find the tasks with ongoing or completed reviews and set up dedicated dashboards. To add any of these filters, just check the "R...
It's a fact of corporate life: people need to collaborate to get things done faster.
In a study by Queens University of Charlotte, nearly 3 in 4 surveyed employees rate teamwork and collaboration as "very important," and yet 39% of those surveyed believe their own company doesn’t collaborate enough. Our very own 2015 Work Management Survey presented a similar result, with 34% of surveyed workers stating they were unhappy with their company’s work management process.
One Reason fo...
There is nothing quite as satisfying as being the first runner to cross the finish line or toting a winning gold medal. The thought of victory often pushes people to do their very best. It only makes sense, then, that this mentality leads to productivity gains in the workplace. By integrating gamification with team task management, companies can inspire a healthy level of competitiveness among employees.
Game Over: Why Traditional Team Task Management Doesn't Work
Imagine yourself having one of those days where you can't get anything done. You have an ever-growing to-do list, an infinite amount of ad hoc requests, and you can't seem to just sit down and power through them all. You keep telling yourself, "maybe I need a small snack" and find yourself doing this:
Sound familiar? Stranger Things have happened to you, I'm sure.
But you don't have to visit the Upside Down or gain super powers to jumpstart your productivity. Here are our...
Every designer and creative professional has had one of those projects: the ones that Just. Won't. Die. An endless cycle of nitpicky or vague revisions, ten zillion people reviewing and weighing in with conflicting feedback, and clients that have no idea what they want — just what they don't.
For the sake of your business, you need to keep clients happy, but you also can’t afford to make endless revisions. So how do you accommodate change requests without losing control of the project (o...
Marketing has probably changed more in the last 10 years than it has in the last 50. With evolving technology and a deeper understanding of the customer buying cycle, more and more specialized roles are being forged for marketers. From the mobile boom to the rise of social media, the realm of marketing has grown far beyond just promotional emails and consistent content. So, how do we take advantage of these different insights and integrate all of these efforts into a full marketing...
Business Tips, Team Management
There is nothing quite like the experience of dealing with a good client. They know exactly what they want, are completely transparent, trust your opinion, and appreciate your hard work and talent. They make the job fun and encourage creativity and fresh ideas.
But those stories are boring.
Let's talk about the difficult clients. You know, the ones that don't know what they want, are picky as ever, and push up deadlines like it's their greatest pleasure in life. This indecisiv...
As a member of the Wrike content marketing team, I receive no shortage of internal content requests. When other teams have ideas on how to promote Wrike or help customers use our software, guess who they turn to? You got it — me and my team.
Don't get me wrong, we love the suggestions and value the unique perspective each department has. However, work requests quickly piled up, coming in ad-hoc via Wrike tasks or cubicle drive-by. There was no way for us to dive into the go...
When I began writing this post, I wanted to discuss teamwork. How collaboration and teamwork go hand-in-hand, how there's no "I" in "TEAM," blah, blah, blah. Instead, (this may seem silly since I consider myself fairly knowledgable on the topic) I decided to revisit the basic definition of collaboration.
When you come right down to it, this definition is quite different from teamwork. While teamwork is the basic action of working together effectively, collaboration must...
Distance is no longer a barrier to collaboration. Online collaboration tools make it possible for us to work with colleagues thousands of miles away. They enable us to be more mobile, accessing project information wherever and whenever the need arises.
But the same problems that hamper collaboration in our physical workspaces have followed us online. Communications that used to get lost in a pile of papers now get buried in our inboxes; important data that disappeared into a dusty file ca...