by Katy Beloof on November 28, 2017
Businesses are always looking for an edge. Often the way to outmaneuver the competition is to find innovative ways to solve problems for your clients and customers, saving them time or money — or both. Sometimes that means introducing them to a new tool that will help them gain efficiencies and result in a competitive advantage for themselves.
Colliers International | Wisconsin has found great success in using Smartsheet to serve their clients and make them more successful. Kristin Komassa, Associate Vice President of Corporate Solutions, joined us onstage for the keynote at inaugural Smartsheet ENGAGE customer conference to talk how her team uses Smartsheet to serve their clients.
by Renee Hunter on October 5, 2017
With over 80% of time at work dedicated to collaborative activities, there are a mind blowing number of tools and techniques for teams to choose from when deciding the best way to work together: email, chat, Slack, in person meetings, virtual meetings, conference calls… the list goes on. Yet even with all of these alternatives, email use only continues to climb.
Given the demands to collaborate coupled with the increase of email usage, it’s no surprise that the biggest incentive organizations cite to adopt new work management tools is improved collaboration and communications across projects and team members.
Case in point: when Aramark’s Capital Projects department realized how heavily they were relying on email to get important work done – and the associated risk to their business – they made the switch to a work management platform, to deliver real-time visibility and standardize program level elements, while maintaining project-by-project flexibility.
by Renee Hunter on March 6, 2018
One of the best ways to spot a productivity killer? Identify a process or communication tactic shoehorned into a tool that wasn’t originally built to address that very problem. One common workplace productivity killer hiding in plain sight is our meeting culture, and the slide decks these meetings are often beholden to. As we’ve morphed slide decks from presentation aids to status documents, increasing numbers of hours are wasted consolidating slide decks and cramming status updates into a static document.
Luckily, work management tools can help address this problem. Case in point: the Services Operations group at Cisco has proven that work management solutions can be a powerfully effective replacement — with game changing results.
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