When Expedia launched in 1996, the online travel agency helped spark a revolution in the industry, giving people the power to book their own trips with just a keyboard and mouse. Once a small team based entirely out of Bellevue, Washington, Expedia Group today is an 18,000-person enterprise with a portfolio of travel brands, including Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, and Hotwire, among others.
Technology has revolutionized the way we work, but some tools have had trouble keeping up with us. Email makes quick conversations a snap, but it falls short when you need to share a big file or chase down an unresponsive colleague. Network drives keep the team’s work in one place, but they can be cumbersome to use and maintain. How can we build on the technology that works, but replace the tools that don’t?
Global strategic design firm Designit puts human needs at the core of its business. Since its founding in 1991, the company has been transforming real human needs into products, services, and experiences that improve the way people everywhere live, work, and do business. Their human-centered approach applies just as much to their end-users as it does to their own 480-person strong team. Today, we’re delighted to announce that Designit has deployed Dropbox Enterprise to centralize collaboration across all teams in its 13 global offices.
Has your team ever been forced to delete dozens of docs, spreadsheets, and images simply to free up space on their computers? Or have they declined a shared folder because it might take up too much space? Choices like these are necessary evils: the busywork they need to do before the real work they want to do.
But what if you could cut most of that busywork out? We built Smart Sync to help you save time and get to the tasks that count. Here are three ways Smart Sync can make your team more productive.
You’re swamped at work and staying late every night, but you’re still falling behind. You know you’re supposed to delegate, but you don’t know where to begin. Which colleague should you ask? Would it really save time? And how do you know which tasks to hand off and which to do yourself?
Developing smart delegation skills can be tricky, so we rounded up survey results, expert opinion, and proven strategies from across the web. Start with these nine tips.
Setting up new hires for success is important, but it can take a lot of time. They need the right equipment, background on various teams, and training on your company’s different systems. Even then, fresh employees will often spend hours just trying to do simple tasks: finding the right file, looking up a stray acronym, or figuring out the right people to meet.
Better teams make better businesses. But as teamwork has become more fluid, our tools haven’t kept up. Instead of bringing teams together, they’re siloing the content those teams create. Let’s face it—collaboration has become a chore. We want to bring back the joy of working together. As we head into the next chapter of file sync and share, we’re excited to announce new features that make collaboration simple and efficient.