People spend half the day on unproductive tasks—here’s how to fix it

You might put in eight hours a day at the office, but how much of that time is really spent on productive work? According to a McKinsey Global Institute study, only 39% of an employee’s time is spent on role-specific tasks. The other 61%? Slogging through email, trying to find a missing file, or syncing with co-workers. How do you save what time you can, and make sure the remaining moments count?

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7 tips for practicing mindfulness at work

Let’s face it: we’ve turned busyness into a lifestyle. The workday is filled with meetings, calls, emails, and surprise deadlines. We spend our evenings trying to catch up. We raise kids, race through TV episodes, or respond to a barrage of after-hours work messages. It’s crazy and constant, but the ends—a successful career, a satisfying home life—justify the means. Right?

Psychological research suggests we’re doing it all wrong.

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3 quick tips for saving time with Dropbox Paper

We built Dropbox Paper to bring people and ideas together, but we also wanted to help teams love the way they work. That’s why each Paper feature is designed to make work more fun, more collaborative, and less of a chore. With that in mind, here are three examples of how Paper can help you save time and skip the busywork.

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Transforming how teams collaborate

In today’s workplace, people spend 61% of their time managing work rather than doing it. That’s the equivalent of three days a week searching for information, slogging through emails, and navigating teamwork. But what if it didn’t have to be like that? We want to bring that 61% as close to zero as possible. So we’re building products that make it easier to find the information you need, stay up to date on projects, and work more seamlessly as a team. And today, we have the first of those products and features ready for you.

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