I'm Valentin and I'm a Design Operations Manager in Wrike’s Creative Team. I'm responsible for managing and improving our design production flow within the team by using consistent toolsets and processes. I also make sure that the team has everything they need to get the job done and that they are happy with the tasks they are responsible for.
The Creative Team in Wrike fuels the entire organization and receives many requests, most of them urgent — needed today or even yesterday. Those requests don’t just originate from the Marketing team but from many other sources too, as our design team fuels the brand identity for the entire organization. That’s why Wrike is our single source of truth that organizes all our work and the requests we receive!
At the end of every week, each designer fills in a weekly report showing the progress of the top three most important tasks of the week. It helps us all to see our progress, and it increases cross-team collaboration and visibility because everyone sees what other teams are doing.
Example with the structure of the report
We don’t compile these reports each time manually. It would be a boring task and a waste of time in the already busy calendars of our team members. We use Blueprints to streamline our work and to create tasks with reporting for the month ahead.
We configured an automation script, so designers receive a reminder every Friday in their Wrike inbox with a link to the report and a reminder to fill in their sections. When you complete the report Wrike will send a comment to the team manager to review the results. The team loves it!
Automation rule setup
Comment for the Manager
To find out more about our team and how Wrike helps us be our most productive please check out this blog post. Please don’t hesitate to share your questions or thoughts in the comments.