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...
Collaboration is the new way to work. We no longer make progress in the silos of our own departments, we synchronize the efforts of multiple teams to get projects out the door faster and with better results. 55% of marketing leaders say they're now collaborating more closely with IT leaders than ever before.
But there are still many kinks to work out in the collaborative process. It is not easy to collaborate with new teams for the first time — especially other departments who are used to d...
Collaboration, Marketing, Posts
Marketers: do you find yourself banging your head against the wall after receiving yet another "final” design that completely disregards the creative brief? Designers: have you ever strained a muscle rolling your eyes at marketers who leave vague feedback or are constantly stretching the original scope of the project?
Marketing and creative teams must work closely together simply due to the nature of their work. But some things don’t naturally get easier the more you do them, and collabor...
Collaboration, Wrike News
The core of Wrike's purpose is to help teams work better together. Part of that means simplifying the collaboration process for teams when multiple people need to contribute written content for a project.
In the past, teams had to pass documents around through email. Person A writes their version; then Person B adds their ideas; finally Person C makes their edits and leaves additional comments. The process was slow, and Person C could be waiting days or weeks to see any work cross their d...
When any new project begins, success is rarely guaranteed. Collaboration helps improve the quality of work by bringing in extra brainpower, but coordinating efforts between multiple people comes with its own challenges.
These 12 experts weigh in on how to make sure your team is primed for collaboration success:
Initial Project Communication
Communicate the Purpose of Work
“Make absolutely sure that everyone knows the purpose of the direction the team is going in, and the reason tha...
Posts, Wrike News
As Wrike has grown over the years, we've had the opportunity to speak with users from all over the world trying to solve the challenges that come with working together. From those conversations, we've learned that business users aren't the only ones who need powerful tools to organize their work — student project management and collaboration is also a huge challenge. That's why starting today, we're offering Wrike to university students at no cost.
In the past, we've lent our support to s...
Collaboration, Enterprise, Posts
Enterprise collaboration at its most basic level comes down to how a large organization communicates. It includes the various technologies and platforms that individual members of the organization rely on to discuss work, deliver feedback, and cross-pollinate their ideas. But it also refers to a company's culture and how your company's values assist or impede the exchange of ideas and information.
Why is Enterprise Collaboration Important?
In an Inc.com article, Wrike CEO Andrew Filev...
Business Tips, Collaboration, Posts
There are sales teams, and then there are world-class sales teams. What sets the highest achievers apart from the average Joe?
We looked at research around the web and, of the many factors that help a sales team run like a well-oiled machine, we were most interested in one particular finding: high-performing sales, sales operations, and sales enablement teams are better at collaborating.
To create a world-class sales team, your organization must capitalize on collaboration within...
According to a study by Aon Hewitt, nearly 50% of millennials plan to actively look for a new job in 2015. With 80 million millennials in the U.S. alone, it’s time to start strategizing around how to attract their talent, meet their needs, and keep them engaged.
Global research firm Gartner found these interesting facts about the current state of the workplace:
Employees are only spending about 40% of their time at their personal workstations
Non-group tasks have decreased to ab...
Collaboration, Marketing, Posts, Team Management
Content marketing is critical component of many companies' marketing strategies. For those who are trying to build up what I call a "content engine" or for those who are looking to do a tune up, this infographic provides ten areas that need to be addressed.
Use the infographic below to understand the areas and to assess your company's situation with regards to content marketing. Which areas need the most attention?
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