Written by: Andrew Filev, Founder of Wrike

In the last decade, the nature of work has been increasing in complexity. The proliferation of software has caused a surge in the number of apps one employee uses to get their work done. But the desired efficiency through tech adoption has been superficial — with more apps and software comes the problem of compromised security, data, and information, which are stored in multiple locations, sprawling communication across numerous channels. And with COVID-19 exacerbating the issue, there’s still a heavy reliance on often cumbersome tools, such as email and video conferencing to collaborate.


Recent events and trends have dramatically changed the workplace. As many companies are scaling the amount and complexity of digital work, they face a new set of challenges from visibility to security to usability to automations. From Wrike’s launch in 2006 to the present, we’ve been continuously driving innovations in these areas, and today is another great milestone on this journey as we announce the reimagined Wrike.

New user experience

One of the significant trends in enterprise software over the last decade has been to make software usable by everyone. The challenge is creating a platform simple enough that anyone can use it…


So you are working remotely now and expected to be on video for every meeting. We’ve got your back. Refresh your “home office” with these Zoom backgrounds!


In recent years, workplace flexibility has become a priority for modern workers, who increasingly say they want better work-life balance and the freedom to manage their own schedules. A 2019 study conducted by Upwork projects that, by 2028, 73% of US teams will have full-time remote workers within their ranks.

Remote collaboration tools, like the ones Wrike offer, bridge the gap between office-based and remote employees, empowering them with features that support highly-focused workflows. Similarly, teams who have gone fully remote in recent times face their own set of challenges around logistics and ease of collaboration.

Wrike understands how these…


With over 350,000 cases reported worldwide, the coronavirus is taking a toll on both human and global economic health. Bloomberg warns that the economic fallout could include recessions in the U.S., euro-area, and Japan, as well as the slowest growth on record in China. Costs could top $2.7 trillion in lost output — equivalent to the entire GDP of the U.K.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended remote work, and, according to a survey of employers by Willis Towers Watson, nearly half (46%) of organizations are implementing it because of the COVID-19 pandemic. …


A question often asked of parents whose jobs allow them to work from home is, “Do you really need childcare?” While schools are an option for children past a certain age, parents with younger kids come to a crossroads of either finding childcare to allow for a more office-like environment or entertaining the kids themselves.

Create your own space

The importance of creating a workspace just for you goes beyond the psychology of training your now-WFH brain to recognize work actually needs to be completed in your home. A physical workspace also helps to remind your family that you are, in fact, not 100%…


On January 30, the World Health Organization labeled coronavirus (COVID-19) “a public health emergency of international concern”. As of March 6, the coronavirus count has surpassed 100,000 confirmed cases, worldwide, raising fresh questions about how companies and individuals plan to adapt to growing public health concerns around travel and working in close contact.

As these global coronavirus fears intensify, businesses are seeking solutions to manage their increasingly remote workforce. In response to the rapid spread of coronavirus and subsequent public health concerns, some companies have canceled events, suspended non-essential travel, and many are asking their employees to work from home.


Remote and flexible work has grown for the better part of 20 years, but for many workers and their companies, it’s still far from commonplace. With the novel coronavirus threatening to shut down workplaces and force widespread remote work, Wrike wanted to know how workers felt about their employers’ preparedness for such an unprecedented event.

Between March 11 and March 12, 2020, we used SurveyMonkey Audience to survey 1,000 full-time employees who work at companies with more than 200 employees. …


Last week, the World Health Organization officially declared the outbreak of COVID-19 — also known as the novel coronavirus — a pandemic. The move came just days before the total number of reported cases exceeded 170,000 across 114 countries, as Italy declared a countrywide lockdown, and the US banned travel to and from Europe.

You don’t need us to tell you that this is having an enormous impact on the events scene. Right now, your team not only faces a rise in self-quarantining but it may have to cancel large-scale events. The bottom line? …


One recent study shared an alarming statistic: 57% of employees have left a job specifically because of their boss.

Yikes. As a manager yourself, you don’t want to be part of that figure. You want to become better in your role and lead your team more effectively.

But how do you make that happen? Cross your fingers? Close your eyes and click your heels together? Sleep with some leadership books under your pillow and hope that knowledge magically transfers to your brain?

Sure, you could give those a try (though we don’t guarantee any results). However, like any other position…

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