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Work Culture

The 3 things you need to do to streamline your daily workflow


Published on July 25, 2017

At Dropbox, we’re big believers in the benefits of an open creative process. When it comes to collaboration, transparency is the key to improving team communication, removing silos, and streamlining workflows. Chances are, the diverse departments throughout your company are using a number of tools to gather insights. And integrating those tools can be the key to enabling transparency. Here’s how project managers can leverage those integrations to make that process less complicated.

1. Select the right apps for your specific needs

From manufacturing to graphic design, getting work done has become a series of clicks and inputs. Did you know developers submit more than 1,000 new apps to the iOS App Store and over 2,000 to Google Play every day? With the right tools, it doesn’t have to feel like a jumbled, disconnected experience. When used correctly, productivity apps can support work styles grounded in efficiency and ease. In fact, these leading productivity tools can actually help you improve your daily workflows. To learn how, check out these five Dropbox app integrations.

2. Create a collection of complementary apps

According to a 2017 survey by Okta, the number of workers with access to workplace apps has been increasing significantly. With the sheer volume of apps available, it can take time to find the right combination for your organization. The apps you choose need to work together to unlock the most value for your teams and customers. So, as you search for the best apps for your workflow, seek out recommendations from colleagues, research industry favorites, and experiment with several options. One app won’t do it all. So try building a bespoke collection of apps to meet your various needs. Want some tips to get started? Learn how our  integration with Okta can help you securely manage the apps your organization uses.

3. Make flexibility a top priority

Creating a collection of tools specific to your company’s workflows isn’t as simple as it used to be. Workers today need the flexibility to work anywhere, bring their own devices, and use platform agnostic tools. Though these needs might make your user base more fragmented, workers enjoy the autonomy. And the happier your team is, the more productive they’ll be. In fact, research by a team of economists suggest that happier workers are up to 12% more productive. Need more flexibility in the way you work with documents at home, in the office, or on-the-go? Check out how our joint solution with Adobe Document Cloud enables Acrobat users to access, open, and share PDF files stored in Dropbox. Ready to explore new ways to enable seamless collaboration? We put together a free eBook to tell you how to do it and why it’s worth the effort. To learn more, download our Better Together eBook.