General Dashboards for team updates

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I work remotely as a producer for software engineering team and wanted to share a dashboard tip that my team has found very useful for our day-to-day. I am certainly the Wrike nerd of our team and as such have no issues searching for information I need rather quickly, however not everyone on my team shares that level of comfort. As a result, a good deal of information shared between colleagues was happening across various platforms such as Wrike, Slack, and email. In an effort to keep things organized and transparent, I created a General dashboard for the team to allow them to see both workload related updates as well as general team notifications. 

This started by created an Admin folder in our space and added sections for non-project related items such as PTO, work events, and major 'housekeeping' tasks. With those in place, I created a Dashboard that highlights a quick overview of our sprint progress (tasks by status, effort remaining), a starred tasks widget that highlights our current sprint's notes for easy access, and a variety of calendar widgets that display "This week's PTO", "Upcoming events and deadlines", and "upcoming active project milestones".

Having this all information accessible with one click has increased my team's use of Wrike in general ("I already updated my tasks this morning since I was already in there checking the dashboard") and has greatly increased the team's overall awareness of what's coming up. While the information has always been visible and accessible, maintaining it in a space that only requires 1-2 clicks at most and giving us the freedom to organize information into manageable chunks has been beyond helpful. This is not to say that it's the perfect solution - I still field questions about upcoming events from time to time, but it has alleviated a lot of that burden and given me a tool to direct the team to as the source of truth instead of taking on that role myself.

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And because I'm a visual person, here's a quick peek at what some of that dashboard looks like

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Huge thanks for sharing Crysta Cadella 💚

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Thanks for sharing Crysta Cadella! I believe my team may find some of your widget suggestions helpful with our own dashboard. 

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