The Workstream

The business of getting work from "to do" to "done"

In today’s increasingly competitive environment, so much of success depends as much on how we work as what we create. Companies that can adapt quickly and efficiently are those that become household names. To change course and stand out, companies need to think about strategic planning, resource planning, content management, automation, task management, and more. And that’s where we come in: to provide a toolkit of tried and true guides and templates to give you a leg up from your competition.

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Why work management is so important

With the evolution of worldwide connection and the increasing need for cross-functional teamwork, the entire concept of how work gets done is evolving. At no other time in history have people across so many different timezones, disciplines, locations, and companies needed to come together so seamlessly to share work and collaborate on projects big and small.

Organizations across the globe must continue to produce high-quality output while keeping their fingers on the pulse of innovative, mercurial, and unpredictable competitive environments. Major shifts in the market might mean teams are suddenly working with outdated practices and need to pivot on a dime to keep up with new emerging trends. For this reason, it’s more important than ever that companies streamline their internal processes so that what they end up producing can stand out from the pack.

The Old Way to Work

The New Way to Work

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Fluid, enduring communication

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Visual, easy-to-use planning & tracking

Scheduled, in person meetings

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Asynchronous global collaboration

Dispersed, locked-down files

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Open, connected knowledge

Manual steps

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Automation

Time-consuming dependencies

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Empowered, autonomous teams

Disconnected tech stack

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Consolidated, unified tech stack

The Old Way to Work

The New Way to Work

Emails

Email icon
Arrow
Message bubble icon

Fluid, enduring communication

Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets icon
Arrow
Workflow icon

Visual, easy-to-use planning & tracking

Scheduled, in person meetings

Group icon
Arrow
Globe icon

Asynchronous global collaboration

Dispersed, locked-down files

Security lock icon
Arrow
Open book icon

Open, connected knowledge

Manual steps

Point clicker icon
Arrow
Automation icon

Automation

Time-consuming dependencies

Interconnected icon
Arrow
Gears icon

Empowered, autonomous teams

Disconnected tech stack

Broken link icon
Arrow
Building blocks icon

Consolidated, unified tech stack

The Old Way to Work

The New Way to Work

Email icon

Emails

Arrow
Message bubble icon

Fluid, enduring communication

Spreadsheets icon

Spreadsheets

Arrow
Workflow icon

Visual, easy-to-use planning & tracking

Group icon

Scheduled, in person meetings

Arrow
Globe icon

Asynchronous global collaboration

Security lock icon

Dispersed, locked-down files

Arrow
Open book icon

Open, connected knowledge

Point clicker icon

Manual steps

Arrow
Automation icon

Automation

Interconnected icon

Time-consuming dependencies

Arrow
Gears icon

Empowered, autonomous teams

Broken link icon

Disconnected tech stack

Arrow
Building blocks icon

Consolidated, unified tech stack


Templates and Resources

Project plan

Map out your project logistics ahead of time to manage projects of any size and complexity, and keep key stakeholders in the loop.

Stakeholder communications

Organize and share information to keep stakeholders updated on progress.

Throughout this site you’ll find an array of more than 80 templates you can use for project management, strategic planning, sharing knowledge, stakeholder management, and more. Whether you work in Human Resources, Marketing & Sales, Software Development & IT, Product Management, or any other function, we offer a guide that will help you move work forward better and faster. Each template is equipped with a walkthrough to highlight the benefits for your team and how to make the most of it.


Recommended reading

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The perks of capacity planning

Mapping out your team’s time, resources, and skills before you start can save huge headaches down the road.

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Nail your decision-making process

We make about 35,000 choices every day. Make the choice to help your team decide better and faster with our guide.

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“Our remote nature means you normally have to hunt down the person who knows the information you’re looking for or the tool that has the right data. We now have one virtual space...This has helped keep us aligned, focused, and efficient. Reducing friction and disruption has been huge for improving visibility, reporting, and streamlining our practices.”

WENDY STOCKHOLM, Director of BizTech, Invision

“People are practicing more knowledge-sharing than ever before, resulting in more transparency and efficiency.”

MARTIN BINDER, Business Analyst, Audi

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“Tools have connected the dots between VSCO's various teams and projects – for example, being able to link Confluence pages to Jira epics means everyone can see how an idea flows from strategy to execution. This level of openness and connection empowers employees to collaborate intuitively and effectively.”

SKY FROSTENSON, Director of Technical Product Management, VSCO

“A lot of people, including myself, work here for Redfin’s mission and values. It's not just about building cool technology. It’s really about helping the customer. That's the bigger reason for the technical improvements we’re making. We have large competitors, and we need to be smart about the technologies we use and where we spend our time.”

EVAN LERER, Director of Engineering, Redfin

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By the numbers, high-performing teams are…

67%

more likely to have access to the right information


60%

more likely to have access to shared work of the team


52%

more likely to have team members document project details


47%

more likely to have documentation for team processes


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