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.
Stuck in a rut at work? Here are fresh takes on old tricks; things you can do to mix your workday up, that also have their own unique benefits.
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.
At most companies, even small ones, there’s a ton of value to be had in collaboration. Sure, you can probably get big projects done yourself—but should you? A smart professional takes advantage of the talented people around them, and luckily there are tools like Dropbox to help you share ideas and gather feedback. Still, it can be tough to know exactly who to ask for help. So here’s our short list of the team players you should consider hitting up for advice.
We’re teaming up with iStock by Getty Images to help graphic designers and videographers streamline their workflows using Dropbox. In that spirit, here are some tips for everyone working at a design agency or on any other type of creative services team. They’ll help you with a problem you might be familiar with: that mountain of JPEGs, PSDs, and PNGs floating around your hard drive.