Meetings bring teams together to help them move forward. But sometimes, they inhibit progress. In a recent study by Salary.com, 47 percent of respondents said attending too many meetings was their biggest waste of time at work. To see for myself the ratio of gain-to-drain, I declined every meeting this week. Here’s what happened.
Last month, we traveled to Banff, Canada for The Gathering to talk with marketing leaders from the world’s most-coveted brands. We wanted to find out what it takes to create a cult brand, what elevates a brand from “respected” to “iconic”—and how do you stay there? While we were there, we had a chance to chat with these leaders to get their insights on creativity and collaboration. Liz Armistead, Head of Brand and Influencer Partnerships at Dropbox, spoke with Ryan Cummins, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Omaze, to learn more about this online fundraising platform that supports causes through experiences.
At the South by Southwest Conference & Festivals, we’ve had the chance to hear experts weigh in on topics ranging from brand innovation to next generation customers. We also got to watch creative energy and collaboration in action, as teams of artists co-created live murals, each one spotlighting a different cause. Here are a few highlights and takeaways from our week in Austin.
Your workday is full of commitments that range from the mundane to the sublime. Though administrative tasks often feel like a drag, they can be handled strategically so they don’t erode your creative flow. Here’s how.
Every Spring, Austin, Texas becomes a mecca for artists of all kinds—and provides a rare opportunity to explore what they can create together. At this year’s South by Southwest Conference, we’ve asked a few of our favorite artists to join forces for great causes. We’re giving them a space to showcase their activism through art—and this weekend, you’ll be able to watch their ideas come to life on the streets of Austin.
Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re expanding our strategic partnership with Salesforce to further streamline work and open up new ways for teams to collaborate across sales, service, marketing, commerce, and more.