Today V3 announced the winners of its prestigious Technology Awards 2014 and we’re delighted to share the news that Citrix GoToMeeting has been named as the best video conferencing product.
Monthly Archives: November 2014
The CBI is calling for businesses to take flexible working more seriously, following the publishing of a YouGov poll yesterday which showed that around 42% of workers would feel uncomfortable asking their employer if they could work more flexibly.
What mode of transport do you use to get to work? And while you’re en-route, do you use the time to catch up on emails, plan how you’ll tackle your to-do list, or even make a start on the day’s tasks? Chances are that, for most of you, the facilities on your daily commute aren’t fit for any of those tasks.
Your company’s reputation is its most valuable non-tangible asset.
We work to make sure that in business we have a ‘good name’. Yet, like a character out of ‘Downton Abbey’ we know that society will shun us for the slightest misdemeanour… I don’t mean getting a house-maid pregnant or shooting a footman… that’s taking the whole ‘Downton’ thing a bit far… But if you have a reputation for poor customer service, or shoddy goods, or not delivering what you promise, whether B2B or B2C you will get, what the Dowager Countess would call (with a raised eyebrow and a slight tilt of the head) a ‘reputation’.
If you ask a child what they want to be when they grow up, they invariably will say teacher, footballer, nurse or ballerina. But in the entire history of time, I don’t expect many children have answered project manager! It’s one of those vocations that creeps up on you, and suddenly you’re managing multiple global projects with six figure budgets attached, potentially with little formal training in the area.
Change is the only constant in business, and most failure during times of change usually happens as a result ineffective communication and engagement.
On 12 November 2014, 550 people joined us for a live webinar to hear Lynne Copp, organisational development and change expert, explore the common pitfalls of working through change and receive top tips for presenting to employees and securing the engagement of not just their minds, but also their hearts.
We’ve shared the recording below so you too can benefit from viewing the webinar.
When was the last time you did something different at lunch?
Instead of sitting at your desk and working through yet another lunch hour, why not try and break a world record? Apparently it’s possible. Check out this infographic from the team over at Chair Office and try spicing up your lunch break with a few record breaking attempts (and if you’re successful, please let us know!).
More than half of managers don’t trust everyone or almost everyone they work with according to a recent research report by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).
Yet trust underpins effective working relationships. The more someone trusts a colleague, manager or team member, the greater the likelihood they will co-operate, share information and work effectively together