How to streamline teamwork and track projects on the go

Teamwork is a contact sport. The better you keep in contact, the faster you get to the goal. But sometimes your teammates aren’t even playing on the same field, so it’s tough to keep work moving forward. If your team is having trouble tracking iterations and staying organized as contributions come in from all directions, we’ve got some ideas that can help. Here are four tips for streamlining teamwork and staying on top of projects in progress.

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How to say no at work

A shadow crosses your desk. It’s your supervisor, asking if you can squeeze in another “little project.” Your stomach drops as you picture your calendar, already packed with pressing assignments. Adding more will mean sacrificing quality—not to mention sanity. You take a deep breath and face your boss: “Sure, no problem.”

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Bring chat and content together with Dropbox Paper for Slack

Today’s teams work together constantly, whether they’re brainstorming ideas, delegating tasks, or providing feedback. But that often means they have to keep switching windows and hopping between different software, which winds up creating more busywork. Shouldn’t a team’s tools get out of the way, helping them stay focused on the work itself? With this in mind, we’re announcing a new integration between Dropbox Paper—the single space for your team to create and share work—and Slack, a digital workplace that connects you to the people and tools you work with everyday.

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Q&A with Hallie Johnston: Late-night brainstormer, fearless creator

Hallie Johnston is a morning person, but she gets her best creative ideas in the middle of the night. For the senior vice president at Refinery29—a lifestyle destination for the modern woman—paradoxes like these come standard. How do you make creativity a democratic exercise, while still maintaining checks and balances? How can young marketers try out new ideas without losing sight of the larger context? We sat down with Hallie to answer these questions and find out how she approaches some of her job’s trickiest challenges.

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