In its 2015 Work Management Study, Wrike (which describes its cloud service as not just collaboration, but a work management platform) found that 46 percent of employees claimed most or all of their meetings were just for status updates. The problem goes up and down the business hierarchy, says Wrike CEO Andrew Filev.
"When meetings are run well and have the right people in attendance, they can be essential to kicking off a new project or figuring out how to redirect an initiative that's gone off course. But we all fall victim to attending meetings that are a complete distraction from our workday."
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When team members have a central home online for a project, then everyone can easily see when another member is at a roadblock due to missing information from another member, (Wrike CEO Andrew Filev) explains. This method keeps team members accountable in real time.
Seth Shaw, Wrike's Chief Revenue Officer, says the San Diego office is a vital strategic asset to the company. "We're thrilled to expand to San Diego and open this location as a launch pad for our growth here. We've been really impressed with the high caliber of talent in the region and the enthusiasm for growing professionally in a startup environment."
“The partnership between Microsoft and Wrike is the next step in creating a truly collaborative real-time enterprise where the trusted tools we use to create our work are integrated with dynamic tools we use to organize, share, and move work forward,” said Andrew Filev, founder and CEO of Wrike.
With 44 percent of respondents admitting to checking their smartphone for work over 20 times a day, and 76 percent saying they use more than three apps to for work (48% use five or more), the findings show definitively that mobile devices have left the fringes of work and are now a mainstream tool for teams to communicate and execute.
“Our goal is to start a major shift in how students work together,” says Sanzenbacher. “Chasing down updates and files from classmates when a project due date or presentation is looming shouldn’t be a part of student life.”
Using Wrike, Hootsuite transformed their processes by uniting and centralizing systems, removing silos and creating faster response loops. The team increased the volume of jobs completed by their creative teams, and accelerated the vital marketing processes of localization, search engine optimization, and design.