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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Effective collaboration: 3 tips for teaming up with directors

As the leader of a marketing team, the Director needs high-level visibility and control of the broader vision. Whether they’re Marketing Director, VP of Marketing, or Head of Marketing, these leaders are responsible for overseeing the project, presenting work to stakeholders, and showcasing the impact of their efforts. Because of their accountability, directors are integral to the approval process.

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