More and more people are choosing to work for themselves, whether as business consultants or creative pros. But doing everything yourself can be a challenge. Putting your best foot forward isn’t always easy, and dealing with all the busywork—like managing files and sending follow-up emails—can eat into your creative flow. That’s why we’re launching Dropbox Professional, a new plan that lets you store, share, and track your work from one place. It’s designed specifically for independent workers, and it comes with two new features: Dropbox Showcase and Dropbox Smart Sync.
When you do the same things over and over, work starts to become routine. You go to the same meetings, review the same numbers, and email the same people. You learn your job so well you barely have to think about it. The spark goes away, and your creative energy fizzles. The problem? You’ve lost your sense of curiosity.
Often found wearing many hats, the Hybrid fills the gaps necessary for a stellar campaign. Due to unfulfilled needs in their marketing chain, they often take on additional roles outside their preferred skill set and workflow. To better understand what the Hybrid needs to collaborate effectively, we reached out to marketing and design professionals across the US to identify their pain points, and learn ways to address them. In part six of our series on effective collaboration, we’ll share three tips for teaming up with the Hybrid.
Productivity is good—but it’s not why we work. It’s not what gets us out of bed in the morning. It’s not what drives us to try something exciting, to make something new, something we love, something that lasts. We believe creative energy is the spark that keeps us going long after office hours are over. The more energy you have for the work you love, the more energy you get back. It’s not just powerful, it’s renewable. And it’s inside every one of us. We want to help creative problem solvers tap into that energy and keep it flowing. Because we take our inspiration from those who dig deeper to find a new way forward. And today, we want to thank a few of the many makers in our incredibly diverse, wildly inspiring community.
I’m constantly inspired by the way people use Dropbox. Musicians create and share compositions. Showrunners iterate on scripts. Set designers turn sketches into scenes that transport us to new worlds. Medical researchers coordinate data with their teams to develop vaccines.
Many top executives have long touted the benefits of an early morning start. Apple CEO Tim Cook famously wakes up at 3:45 am. PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is up by 4:00 and in the office by 7:00. General Motors CEO Mary Barra is at her desk at 6:00. And, perhaps with the help of a grande latte, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz arrives to work by 6:00, too.