Introducing new features that make teamwork easier

From your light bulb moment to final presentation, the creative process isn’t always a smooth road. The trick is to avoid as many bumps and curves as you can. So we’ve been working on ways to help you find what you need to keep work flowing between you and your collaborators. Today, we’re unveiling new features that make it easier to locate your most frequently used files, stay on top of projects, and work seamlessly as a team. Now everything you need is in one place, with up-to-date, easy-to-find information. Here’s what’s new.

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Is the open office layout dead?

The open office layout is meant to foster an egalitarian work environment that inspires creativity and spontaneous collaboration among colleagues. Nearly 60 years since their invention, an increasing body of research is beginning to show what many employees already know—open offices often fall short of that ideal.

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Meetings are a waste of time. Here’s how to fix them.

Meetings are a fact of our modern work lives, but they’re not winning any popularity contests. Economist John Kenneth Galbraith summed up the general sentiment when he said, “Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything.” And there may be more than a grain of truth there—surveys report that up to 50% of the time we spend in meetings is a waste of time. And it’s costing American businesses an estimated $37 billion a year.

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These are the 5 tasks you should stop doing today

When you have a ton of work on your plate, multitasking seems like the obvious answer. It’s natural to want to ensure every detail is perfect—no matter how many projects you have to oversee. One thing you can’t control, though, is the number of hours in your day. So, what do you do when your default mode is DIY, not delegation? Simple: shift your focus from figuring out how you can do more, to how you can do less. Here’s how you can cross off the to-dos you don’t want to do, starting with these five time wasters.

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