The Workgroups Blog

How To Lead A Logo Design Process

Pleasing everyone in your organization (or, in New Zealand’s case, your entire nation) and in your target market is nigh on impossible. There’s also the possibility of inadvertently developing a visual treatment too close to an existing mark, which any conscientious designer will tell you is something to lose sleep over. Of course, the logo …

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3 Strategies For Handling Feedback Like A Champ

The following guest post is written by Don Martin, one of Workgroups’ talented project managers. Growing up, it was common knowledge that the street in front of my high school was a speed trap. The street was wide and slightly hilly, making the 20mph speed limit almost impossible not to exceed. As a result, perpetrators …

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How To Get Satisfaction Out Of Your Next Software Support Request

This is a guest post from one of our talented project managers, Jennifer Petsche. It happens to all of us. We’re working along and run into a software issue or can’t figure out how to do something. We scour the FAQs page or the Help Center for whatever product/service we’re using, but can’t find the …

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9 Must-Haves For A Stellar Creative Brief

Ordinary creative briefs are often missing the detail and direction needed when multiple people are working together to bring a project to life. And while they can sometimes get the job done, they don’t always create that initial spark that can lead to an amazing end product. Some might even argue that the standard creative …

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10 Productivity Stats That Will Surprise You

The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that Americans spend more time at work than they do sleeping. Not all of that time at the office is well-spent, though. Here are 10 productivity statistics that will surprise you:   Two full workdays That’s the amount of time we devote to Facebook on a monthly basis. A cross platform media …

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Why You Shouldn’t Work On The Weekend

How do you spend a typical weekend? If your answer includes working or thinking about work, you’re in the majority. Recent survey research from Enterprise Rent-A-Car shows that almost 70% of Americans work at least one weekend/month and even if they aren’t working, 61% report they struggle with not thinking about what needs to be done at …

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Why Only Suckers Don’t Take Summer Vacations

Corporate America has an attendance problem. The problem is that most of us can’t be pried away from our desks at any cost. In fact, a survey from travel industry research firm Skift found that 41% of Americans didn’t take a single vacation day in 2015. An additional 17.4% took fewer than five days off throughout the …

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Want To Take Over The World? Schedule It For A Tuesday In August

Picture yourself in your creativity zone, where ideas can’t stop flowing and inspiration seems to come naturally. You finally solve something that has been hanging over you for weeks and now you sit back, relax, and and quietly celebrate a job well done. A lot of people want to reach this mind state, but many …

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5 Traits Of Outstanding Project Managers

The following is a guest post from Joana Müller, one of our team’s talented project managers. In my career, I have worked with many fellow project managers across various industries. My observations on how project managers can be the linchpin for the failure or success of a given project can be summed up in five …

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