Collaborate on work effectively using one tool for everything, not more tools

Are inefficient ways of working leaving you drowning

Anyone who has worked as part of a team knows collaboration isn’t always easy. It requires communicating with others and having visibility into what’s happening, all while balancing changing requirements, shifting deadlines and varying execution styles. This becomes even more challenging when you consider that your average person works on more than one project at…

Everyone is a project manager – Avoid chaos and work smarter

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Teams are involved with work of all types, shapes and sizes. And an increasing number of us are finding ourselves having to lead these teams towards positive outcomes whether we chose to ascend to these positions of leadership or not, and with or without any formal background in “project management”. In fact, we conducted a…

A day in the life of a marketer

A day in the life of a marketer

Four capabilities to help marketing managers work smarter As a Marketing Manager, your typical workday runs the gamut. 8:00am – 9:00am: Grab coffee! Check your email looking for urgent requests and respond to vendors, agencies, and partners and check calendar. Return phone calls. This is a reoccurring task that lasts all day. 10:00am –11:00pm: Conduct…

The future of work for project teams

The Future of Work for Project Teams

Use Social Task Management Tools for Better Project Collaboration In today’s project-driven work environment, collaborating is a way of life. Whether on a team of 5 or 25, most agree that the project manager job is not necessarily a one-size-fits-all role. Appleseed Partners polled 200 professionals based in North America who manage and participate in…

Four Essential Requirements for a Project Collaboration Solution

Four Essential Requirements for a Project Collaboration Solution

Insights from 200 professionals who participate in collaborative projects When it comes to connecting modern teams and keeping track of projects, everyone wants to talk the talk about “working smarter.” However, we still rely heavily on traditional tools such as email and spreadsheets. In fact, email has the unique distinction of being both a collaboration…

Stop wasting time and money at work – Here are the top five hurdles

Stop Wasting Time and Money at Work

When was the last time you worked exclusively on a project with co-workers in your immediate vicinity? Odds are you work daily on multiple projects across multiple departments, geographies, and time zones, making communication more challenging. Yet with all the collaboration tools available today, people still rely mostly on e-mail, phone, and spreadsheets, according to…

Avoid a Tower of Babel Scenario: Too Many Tools Create Complexity and Inefficiencies

Avoid a Tower of Babel Scenario

Adopt the Right Project Collaboration Tools to Get Work Done. Today there are a plethora of collaboration tools and apps available out there. And as we are thrown into the fires of “accidental project management” and grass roots project execution, we look for tools and technologies that will help us improve project and team collaboration. …

Has productivity software reached the end of the road?

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Are we reaching the limits for software-driven efficiency measures and project collaboration tools? By combining a new take on task management, user-centric design,  and exploring new business models, there might be more to come in online collaboration and project management. Samuel Cyprian explains more in this interview.  Samuel Cyprian serves as the Vice President of Growth…

The Accidental Project Manager

The Accidental Project Manager

How many projects are in your queue? Projects have become the default way of working for today’s teams. When managing projects and even large-scale assignments, we have to constantly communicate and collaborate with the team. Project managers – official or not – cannot be stymied by time zones, tight deadlines, or virtual hurdles. The reality…