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Online Meeting
Most meetings can be held virtually these days, thanks to rapidly advancing technology. Conference calls, screen sharing, you name it – there are many different ways to run a meeting. Online meetings offer a variety of benefits, including the fact that it is environmentally friendly – since there’s no travel involved, it reduces a company’s carbon footprint tremendously.

Of course, to say that online meetings can simply replace face-to-face meetings is unrealistic. But there are certainly strong advantages found in meetings held online that an in-person meeting simply cannot beat. (more…)

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Collaboration Culture
In this day and age, there’s not a single person who’d dare defy the idea that collaboration leads to better, more innovative business. After all, Forbes and Entrepreneur have been publishing pieces on it for years, and everyone – at some point – has witnessed an executive touting how “the next three months will all be about collaboration.”

Unfortunately, that’s rarely the case. Despite the coverage and repeat promises, more than half of businesses remain dramatically siloed and 86% of all failures in business are still attributable to a lack of collaboration. And that’s a real problem. (more…)

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Teamwork collaboration
Whether it be from their desk or on their mobile devices, businesses today are constantly collaborating. The magnitude of ways in which we can communicate and share information has created new potentials for greater productivity. For companies today, the importance of optimizing business processes and finding efficiencies via collaboration software is unquestionable.

However simply adopting the first piece of new technology you see, will not guarantee instant results. There is no “one-size fits all” model for collaboration software.

The big question is – how do you decide which software solution is the best for your needs? We asked the executives of ten collaboration software companies for their input and advice on how to select the best solution for any business. (more…)

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Worker on hammock at beach
Remote working is fast becoming the norm, rather than the exception, thanks to the fact that it offers many benefits for employers and workers alike. The 2015 AfterCollege Career Insight Survey found that 68% of job seekers, who happened to be millennials, would prefer the option to work remotely. Today’s young workforce are more interested in companies that offer flexible, professional work environments. And it’s only good news for employers too: remote workers are 35-40% more productive, while 6 out of 10 employers experience cost savings as a result of telecommuting. But how does a manager build relationships with individuals when the team is scattered across the world, and how does he or she encourage cohesion and create a team culture? (more…)

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Steve Jobs
Love them or hate them, meetings are here to stay. Collaboration is the name of the game in successful businesses, and learning how to run an effective meeting can turn what many perceive to be a waste of time into a productive activity. That is what today’s top business leaders are doing to make the most of their meetings, with the result that their companies stay at the top of their game. Let’s take a look at the four meeting strategies (and a few quirks!) of some of the most well-known business leaders of our time. (more…)

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