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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Introducing Dropbox Smart Sync and new collaboration tools

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.

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The state of teamwork 2017

Great things in the world happen almost universally in teams. The Higgs boson bears the name of a single physicist, yet it took many teams—and 3,800 scientists at CERN—to discover. In the business world, companies are increasingly comprised of teams orchestrating the work of other problem-solving teams. The modern workplace values teamwork, but how we think about teams is now outpacing the org chart.

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Streamline organization and improve collaboration with team folders

Whether it’s attached to emails, stored on servers, or backed up on hard drives, the information your team needs could be anywhere. The obvious solution—just put everything in one place—isn’t as simple as it seems. After all, you can enable users to share info with others, but not at the cost of data safety. Our new team folder feature, introduced into early access last summer, brought teams a solution to this problem: a central, secure place to store and share data. Today, we’re excited to make this feature available to all Dropbox Business and Enterprise teams.

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