Want to be more creative? Take a hike.

Hannah Herman / Published December 2, 2019

I have a confession, Reader: sometimes I lie to myself. Sometimes, I promise myself that I'll get work done, and then it's somehow 4 p.m. and the only meaningful thing I've done is…go for a really long walk.

I tell myself that taking long walks is a crucial part of...

Bring context to your calendar by connecting other apps

Justin Pot / Published November 25, 2019

Time is money; the calendar is your budget. You need to know how much time you have so you can prioritize what you do with it. But does your calendar have all the information you need to make those decisions?

With Zapier, you can connect your calendar to 1,500+ apps,...

4 Ways to Have Fewer Meetings at Work

Ben Johnson / Published November 25, 2019

At Proof, a 15-person seed-stage startup where I work on the marketing team, we all wear a lot of hats. We spend time on everything from customer support to interviewing candidates to assembling desks—in addition to our time-intensive primary roles.

We're a busy batch, so we're always on the...

7 out of 10 Knowledge Workers Will Shop Online at Work This Year

Zapier Editorial Team / Published November 20, 2019

Seven in ten (70 percent) of knowledge workers say they plan to spend time online shopping for the holidays while at work this year. With the holidays just around the corner, Zapier commissioned The Harris Poll to see just how much time U.S. knowledge workers (those who primarily work in...

5 productivity resolutions to help you save time at work

Lauren Myers / Published November 20, 2019

With the end of the year nearing, it’s time to start thinking about the things you want to accomplish in the next. New Year’s resolutions aren’t only for personal development; they should also be for your professional development. That makes this the perfect time to start getting your game plan...

Five tips for actually succeeding at your new job

Hannah Herman / Published November 18, 2019

When I was hired at Zapier back in June, I immediately panic-Googled "how to succeed in a new job." The results were soul-crushing.

While "network constantly" and "come in early every day" might sound like good advice at first blush, there's something a bit reductive about it. After all, you're...

5 things retailers should do before Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Matt Ellis / Published November 15, 2019

Like athletes before the big match, retailers everywhere are finishing their last-minute preparations for Thanksgiving weekend. And why not—those five days after Thanksgiving Thursday host some of the biggest shopping days of the entire year, not the least of which are Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

We won’t pry into...

Top Salesforce automations to keep your business on track

Hannah Herman / Published November 13, 2019

With over 150,000 customers worldwide, Salesforce is one of the most popular customer relationship management (CRM) apps available. Businesses large and small use it to track their leads, manage the sales cycle, execute drip marketing campaigns, and more.

Lots of teams—especially sales teams—spend the majority of their working day in...

The Remote Work Report by Zapier

Zapier Editorial Team / Published November 13, 2019

Remote work isn't niche anymore—it's everywhere. Anyone who frequents a coffee shop knows that.

At this point, companies of all sizes are implementing remote work policies. A number of forward-thinking companies have quietly grown to hundreds—sometimes thousands—of completely distributed employees working from all corners of the world, with no physical...

What to do after Black Friday & Cyber Monday: 5 tips for retailers

Matt Ellis / Published November 11, 2019

As the smoke clears from the end of the Black Friday-Cyber Monday shopping frenzy, you’re hopefully looking at less products and more profits. The questions is… what now?

Maybe you’ve spent the last couple of months getting ready for the busiest shopping days of the year, or maybe you’ve gone...