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Boost Productivity and Increase Collaboration with Quip

Learning Objectives

After completing this unit, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand how Quip helps boost productivity and increases collaboration.
  • Explain what differentiates Quip from other platforms.

Decomplicate Your Life

As you’re reading this, chances are there’s a small notification popping up in the corner of your screen: You’ve received an email. And another one. And another one.

If you’re like most, you have 50 unread emails in your inbox right now—maybe more. Most days, it feels like no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to get out of your email inbox. 

Your job, regardless of what you do and how you do it, all comes down to communication. By default, you probably rely on email to do the communications portion of your work, but that’s actually hurting your team. 

Not only does it bog down processes and eat up your day, it also slows your team down when they’re relying on emails for collaboration. Who has the latest version of the proposal? Has your boss looked at that yet? Were we approved to send to the prospect?

A diverse team in a conference room, gathered around a table covered in papers, coffee, and two laptops. Everyone looks confused.

Plus, every time you make a change in a document or spreadsheet, you have to shift your focus to communicate the change in an email. Maybe you’re sending a file attachment or pinging someone to look at a document in your chat. It seems like you’re moving your project forward, but really you’re slowing the entire team down, especially as versions and edits get lost in the shuffle. As details fall through the cracks, context is lost, and projects stall out. 

Enter Quip

Quip decomplicates your life and gives your team a platform for fluid communication across departments. This energizes your team with the ability to work faster and better together, increases the quality of your work, and leads to happier, more successful customers. 

It turns out, you never really needed email to get your work done. What you needed was a new way to work that reimagines productivity and collaboration through the lens of communication. In other words, you needed Quip.

With Quip, all the conversation about your work happens in the same place. When you get feedback on your work, the feedback is literally on your work. You see highlighted comments and conversation happening right in your document, so you know exactly how to prioritize feedback. And you are notified about any changes, so you can focus on what matters most. 

When you live in your inbox, it can take days just to make a decision or go through an approval process. Approvals get messy when it’s unclear which version of your document is the most recent—or whose feedback has been incorporated where.

Slowdowns like this often lead to unhappy customers. Quip combats this churn with a number of features and resources to foster real-time collaboration, conversation, and efficiency. The first feature we talk about is the @mention.


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