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?
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.
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.
At Dropbox, we’re focused on building products that solve real problems for our users. To do that, we conduct a lot of research on how people work and collaborate. Through our own research and secondary sources, we see how people are learning to use technology to work together more effectively.