Meetings, emails, deadlines, milestones—so much of our modern workday involves tracking countless to-dos. Remembering and organizing all these duties can suck up so much time and energy, there’s little left for the work itself. Instead of mastering our tasks, our tasks are mastering us.
Your team’s ready to kick off the next marketing campaign. You need an original idea, a great strategy and, most importantly, a marketing team that’s set up for success. Understanding the role everyone on the project plays can help your team function like a well-oiled machine. To better understand how teams collaborate, we talked with thousands of marketing and design professionals in the US. Today, we want to share what we learned. In this first post of our series on Effective Collaboration, we’ll begin looking at marketing personas to identify their pain points and find solutions to make working together easier for everyone on your team.
Everyone has their own favorite way to communicate. And many prefer different tools for different tasks. That’s why Dropbox believes that the better your apps work together, the easier your job will be. Millions of people use Slack to connect with the people and tools they work with every day, no matter where they are or what they do. Dropbox partnered with Slack to provide a more seamless experience, so work can be shared directly with teammates where they’re already communicating. Here’s how the integration helps simplify team collaboration.
TV audiences might know Kate Nash best from her role as Rhonda “Britannica” Richardson in the hit Netflix series, GLOW. But since her debut album, Made of Bricks, hit the charts a decade ago, she’s also brought her star power to the world of rock and roll. We had a chance to sit down with Kate at SXSW and talk about how she wrestles with words and music when she creates and collaborates on her ferociously fun pop songs.
The open office layout is meant to foster an egalitarian work environment that inspires creativity and spontaneous collaboration among colleagues. Nearly 60 years since their invention, an increasing body of research is beginning to show what many employees already know—open offices often fall short of that ideal.
If you’ve ever been locked out of your account, you know it can be a major frustration—especially when you have deadlines to meet, and people waiting on you to respond. The problem is, many users cannot reliably receive text messages or don’t keep track of emergency backup codes. And sometimes you don’t have your two-factor authentication code generator or U2F security key on hand. We work hard to make security easy, so we developed a new solution you can use as a backup in these situations. Starting today, you can also use the Dropbox mobile app to verify your identity.
We’re excited to announce that Quentin Clark is joining Dropbox as our SVP of Engineering, Product, and Design. In this role, he will lead strategy and execution across these teams. Quentin has deep experience in SaaS, with 22 years of product leadership roles, overseeing billion-dollar businesses at Microsoft and, more recently, SAP. His work with business applications, large scale infrastructure, and machine learning will be invaluable as we continue to scale.