5 traits that distinguish high-performing teams

What’s the secret to a high-performing team? A star player? Veteran experience? In a joint study by Dropbox and the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), we set out to answer questions like these by analyzing Dropbox collaboration at the top 100 universities in the world (based on the 2017 Center for World Universities Rankings) and cross-referencing academic citations according to the Web of Science database. To protect our users’ privacy, all data was anonymized and information like university ranks and number of citations were grouped into ranges.

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Sundance filmmakers from across the globe turn to Dropbox

We’re proud that Dropbox plays a critical role in the filmmaking process, and for the participants at the Sundance Film Festival 2016, that’s definitely the case. In a recent survey, 65% of filmmakers heading to this year’s Sundance said they use Dropbox during prep, production, or post-production. And their use is widespread—crews, research teams, production office staff, and editors all rely on Dropbox to bring their movies to the big screen.

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The year in review: Ten ways you worked in 2015

It’s been a busy year here at Dropbox, so it’s hard to believe 2015 is almost over. Teamwork was a big focus for us this year, with the introduction of the Dropbox badge, the team feature, and a preview of Dropbox Paper. And you played a huge part, helping make this year such a productive one. But how were you using Dropbox? We decided to take a look at the data to find out how much people are using Dropbox and see what it says about global work patterns.

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University Insights: Linguists and shutterbugs

Welcome to the fourth and final post in our Dropbox University Insights series. In these posts, we’ve been taking aggregated usage data* from Dropbox users at universities around the world, and surfacing interesting trends.

For our closing Insights post we’re taking a look at two different forms of communication: one old, and one relatively new. For most of us, language is our default method of communication — be it written, spoken, or signed. But photographs can be a powerful communication tool as well, especially in the digital age with tools like Instagram and Snapchat.

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Who’s sharing — with whom?

With 400 million people and 2.1 billion sharing connections around the world, Dropbox is quickly becoming one of the world’s largest collaboration platforms. One in three users joined because someone else invited them, while the average Dropbox for Business user is connected with seven other businesses through Dropbox. In short, Dropbox becomes even more valuable when your friends, family, and co-workers are using it along with you.

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