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Smartsheet as collaborative work management tool
Until a few months ago, I had an open call for feedback from anyone in our office. The request was always the same: “If there’s something we can do to make our company better, I’d like to know.” I encouraged people to swing by my office or email directly. There were some takers, but I knew there were more opinions out there. What was the hold up? My assumption of a welcoming open door was wrong. Fewer than 1 percent of employees responded. Truthfully, I shouldn’t have expected more. I was requesting participation in a suboptimal way — and in a way that can elevate nerves. Remember that time you didn’t want your feedback forwarded to someone else? What I should have
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Web design and development require a lot of back and forth. Between team members, supervisors, departments, and stakeholders, it can feel like a game of hot potato. The feedback and QA process could take several rounds of updates, holding up your critical path to completion. Multiply by your number of projects, and it becomes a lot to sort. As the senior digital marketing manager at Smartsheet, it’s my responsibility to reign in all of these processes to ensure my developers and designers reach the specified endpoint of a design in a timely manner. I’ve come from companies with no set process for individual tasks, and it becomes a jumble of emailed files, chat or phone tag, and never ending status
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2015 was big. In the same year Smartsheet celebrated its 10-year anniversary, game-changing tech developments surfaced at a faster rate than ever before. But 2016 promises to be an even more riveting year for anyone interested in tech. Hand in hand with new technologies, sweeping cultural shifts will change the way work gets done both on and offline. Let’s take a look at a few key trends shaping the very near future of work as we move into the new year. One of the most anticipated technological developments right around the corner is wireless energy transmission. In a world where wifi is almost seen as a regular utility, it’s about time we lose the cords and embrace wireless electricity as well. It
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The SC Robotics Team use gantt charts to build robots.
A few of the world’s future AI innovators are just wrapping up sixth-grade winter break. All over the country, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs are creating fun and interactive initiatives that put today’s youth in the driver’s seat for solving complex, real-world problems. One such program is the Smartsheet-sponsored SC Robotics Team (that’s Stewarts Creek Middle School in Smyrna, Tennessee). The newly-minted program introduces students to career-building skills, from complex engineering to project management to giving stand-out public presentations. For their inaugural year, the team of 52 budding engineers joined forces with other
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Solutions for collaborative work management
The Smartsheet Consulting and Training Services team builds customized solutions for some pretty heavy enterprise lifters. Whether you’re looking for a more solid technical foundation for launching Smartsheet in the organization or need assistance setting up a complex project, our experts are always available to solve your biggest business problems with onsite training and custom-designed workflows. As we work one-on-one with more and more enterprises, we’re able to discern large trends and changes across diverse corners of the industry. Patterns in those enterprises’ needs emerge that can help workplace decision-makers anticipate their own organizational challenges, so they can meet them
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