You might put in eight hours a day at the office, but how much of that time is really spent on productive work? According to a McKinsey Global Institute study, only 39% of an employee’s time is spent on role-specific tasks. The other 61%? Slogging through email, trying to find a missing file, or syncing with co-workers. How do you save what time you can, and make sure the remaining moments count?
In theory, collaboration seems simple enough—you just need to be open to ideas and solve problems as a team. Unfortunately, small complications can make collaborating far more cumbersome than you’d think. That’s why we’ve built features to help you avoid collaboration obstacles and get back to working together. Here are four ways Dropbox can help.
With Dropbox Paper, you can grow bigger, brighter ideas. And when you want those ideas to truly blossom, sharing your Paper docs is the way to go. Input from co-workers can help turn solo flights into team efforts, and the commenting features in Paper make getting and acting on feedback easy. Want to master the ins and outs of commenting in Paper? Here are 12 ways.
Let’s face it: we’ve turned busyness into a lifestyle. The workday is filled with meetings, calls, emails, and surprise deadlines. We spend our evenings trying to catch up. We raise kids, race through TV episodes, or respond to a barrage of after-hours work messages. It’s crazy and constant, but the ends—a successful career, a satisfying home life—justify the means. Right?
Psychological research suggests we’re doing it all wrong.
I’ve loved fashion since I was a kid. Even when I was just three, I was interested in designing. I opened my first boutique at 15 and have never really been as passionate about anything else. Given that, you might think the creative process is something that’s easy for me. But it’s actually pretty tough. Here’s a peek into that process, and how I collaborate with different teams around the world to bring our designs to the runway.
We’re thrilled to announce that Nicholas Jitkoff is joining Dropbox as our VP of Design! Nicholas joins us from Google where he led the work of the Material Design team, iterating with product groups across the company to create a coherent design language for Google’s suite of products.