Company Joins “Work Style Reform” Initiative to Support the Education of Organization Leaders on Effectively Enabling Teleworking, Increase Productivity, and Improve Work Conditions
San Jose, Calif. and TOKYO, July 22, 2019 - Wrike, a provider of cloud-based collaborative work management software, has signed on as a participant in Telework Days. Nearly 94 percent of Japan's population is on the Internet, making it well positioned for teleworking adoption; however, collaborating with remote colleagues requires a new level of organization and work management. The Wrike platform features enterprise-grade security and work management capabilities that support Work-Style Reform objectives, including remote work enablement. Wrike is both an implementer and supporter of Telework Days, having leveraged its own software since the company’s founding to increase productivity, facilitate different work styles, and enable collaboration between its many distributed teams and remote employees. In support of Telework Days, Wrike provides software that enables telework and the company will share its deep knowledge of telework best practices with the following resources:
- An extended free trial of the Wrike platform for those who require internal evaluation/approval process with multiple stakeholders;
- A webinar on teleworking best practices on 7 August 2019 at 16:00 JST;
- An ebook with a step-by-step model that will help your company work more efficiently, collaborate more effectively, and build a lasting culture of excellence;
- A #TeleWrikeDays social media campaign on the Wrike Japan Twitter account; follow @Wrike_JP for more information.
“We understand that the adoption of teleworking will require a significant shift for the people of Japan and the team here at Wrike is both proud and honored to be able to help during this time of digital transformation in Japan,” said Andrew Filev, founder and CEO, Wrike. “The proliferation of cloud software has made teleworking easier than ever before as long as you have Internet access and the necessary tools. Email and spreadsheets just weren’t built for today’s non-linear, digital work. With the right stack of collaboration tools, teams can work together efficiently, regardless of location, and collaborative work management software, like Wrike, is the hub of that collaboration stack, connecting people, processes, and technology throughout the organization.”
Using a collaborative work management platform, like Wrike, is key to a successful telework program because it keeps important communication and documentation centralized which accomplishes:
- Well-defined Success Metrics: Identifying key milestones and success metrics is important. You can set team and department OKRs or KPIs and record them within your work management platform. Not only does that increase their visibility and serve as a constant reminder of what your team is working toward, but team members can also update their progress for the objectives they are responsible for, no matter when or where they are working.
- Connected Teams: From key milestones to the status of specific projects and relevant documents, Wrike keeps teams connected and in sync, regardless of location or work schedule. A work management platform gives everyone a place to review communication about certain projects in the context of the task or project. Wrike also integrates with a variety of communication and collaboration tools like Slack, G Suite, Jira, and Microsoft Office 365.
- Flexible and Remote Work Schedules Tracked: Wrike’s custom calendar feature can be leveraged to show when and where team members are working.
- Limited and More Effective Meeting: A collaborative work management platform makes status updates a cinch, eliminating the need for many meetings spent just on status updates. Meeting agendas can also be created in the platform and used to record meeting notes where it is visible and accessible to everyone on your team as a reference.
- Increased Visibility Confidence: A collaborative work management tool, like Wrike, has dashboards that give team members and managers a bird’s eye view of projects, as well as the option to dig deeper when needed. Wrike’s custom dashboards show the status of all work assigned to the team, as well as each individual’s workload. This not only keeps your team members organized, but also gives leadership the confidence that work is progressing—whether or not employees are in the office.
The Wrike platform can be easily configured to fit the needs of any department or team, enabling high-performance and fast results. It is packed with all of the powerful tools, features, and integrations companies need to complete work at scale, manage talent resources, and balance workloads. Benefits include:
- Seamless collaboration amongst team members, including distributed teams and remote workers, and across the enterprise;
- Greater visibility into talent workloads and capacity;
- Faster project completion with efficient resource allocation and real-time status tracking;
- Fewer project delays because work can be easily re-prioritized or reassigned to avoid bottlenecks;
- Reduced operating costs and talent burnout through advanced reporting that delivers a 360-degree view into resource utilization and ability to analyze planned versus actual time spent.
Wrike recently announced the establishment of a Japan subsidiary and the opening of an office in Tokyo, as well as strategic partnerships in Japan with ISID, NESIC, and Too. The company is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley and has a total of seven offices in six countries, including its most recent location in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Under the leadership of Filev, Wrike has earned a position on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™in North America list for four consecutive years since 2014 and the platform has twice been named a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Collaborative Work Management Tools for the Enterprise.