Today is your first day on the job at your dream company. You came in an hour early, the HR representative showed you to your desk and introduced you to the array of new colleagues. You spend the first part of the morning shaking a lot of hands and struggling to learn a lot of names. By the time 11:00 a.m. rolls around, you’re settled in and ready to get started doing some actual work. But first, you have to read all the relevant materials to get up-to-speed on what your new team is doing. Finding all those materials, however, would be difficult even for Sherlock Holmes. Before you can get to work, you need to track down every member of your team and request that they each share with you the all of the assets that they own. By the time you have everything you need, it’s 5:00 p.m., and you’ve had to ask six people to repeat their names. You’ve lost an entire day just because your teammates didn’t have an easy way to share all of their documents with you.
At Prezi, we went through this so often that we assigned a product team to stop it from happening. The result is a single place for your prezis that can be shared with a click of a mouse—Shared Folders. Let’s take a look at some of the ways in which Shared Folders can help you have better days at the office.