Stop Wasting Time! Use a Collaboration System

Date: Feb 17, 2015 8:30:00 AM

How much time do we waste at work? Here are some provocative statistics:

  • According to Salary.com's 2014 Wasting Time at Work Survey, people rank meetings and conference calls as one of the biggest time sinks (right behind browsing the Internet).

  • PC Magazine cites an OfficeTime.net survey of 1300 people who place email at the top of the list.

  • And this infographic from Mashable says "trying to contact customers or colleagues" is the biggest time stealer with people wasting 74 minutes per day on this activity, followed by people wasting 67 minutes per day trying to find key information. 

Meetings, email, customers/colleagues, info and data—they're all things we need to deal with in order to do our jobs, but like everything else in life, moderation is key. The question is, how can we encourage and practice this needed moderation? That's where a collaboration system comes in.

Step Right Up for Your Collaborate Synonym

Date: Nov 6, 2014 8:36:00 AM

We're data geeks here at Fanhub, forever curious how folks discover our company and blog when searching online. As a result, we love digging into analytics to see what keyword phrases people plug into search engines. One phrase that recently caught our attention is this: collaborate synonym.

In addition to being data geeks, we also breathe, eat, and livecollaboration every day, so we sometimes take for granted that everyone knows what we're talking about when we use a word like "collaborate." Obviously, the fact that people are searching for synonyms shows that's not necessarily true.

So, without further ado, here are five synonyms for collaborate—along with explanations as to why these words are so important to us.

Can Collaboration Help Sales & Marketing (Gasp) LIKE Each Other?

Date: Aug 7, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Ah, sales and marketing, two departments often portrayed as enemies. Think Harry Potter and Voldemort. Batman and the Joker. Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote. (We'll stop now.)

See, here's the thing: it doesn't need to be this way. In fact, it shouldn't be this way. But thanks to the "silo mentality," this is often the case. So what can you do to bridge the divide between sales and marketing (if that's even possible at all)? The secret is COLLABORATION. Here's how the magic happens.

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