It’s all about the mindset: How to delegate in 9 steps

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.

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Get your new hires up to speed quickly with Dropbox Paper

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.

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Why workplace flexibility has become essential for businesses

Everything about the modern employee’s workspace is changing—both physical and digital. The ability to work remotely is more important than ever across all industries. And it’s no longer uncommon for businesses to offer flexible working arrangements. In a 2015 survey of 3,789 knowledge workers, Dropbox researchers found that 50% work from home at least part of the time. Regular work at home, among the non-self-employed population, has doubled since 2005.

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How Dropbox can help you keep email under control

If you haven’t done any spring cleaning yet, it’s not too late to get started. And where better to take aim than your overflowing email inbox? This might seem like a daunting task, but once it’s done, it feels great—especially if you can manage to keep your email clean and tidy. One simple way to accomplish this is to simply give your inbox a break. Here are a few ways to use Dropbox in place of email to share files, stay up to date, and work with feedback.

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