Launching a space shuttle takes a vast amount of preparation. Planning a mission involves detailing specific crew activities and essential flight support functions with a degree of thoroughness probably best described as “mind boggling”!
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We recently looked at the sleep habits of highly successful people. And now, we can study the breakfast and early morning habits of the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey.
Earlier on this year, we announced that GoToMeeting had been redesigned for Windows users. The new design was well-received but our Mac users were left wondering when they too would be able to benefit from a refreshed UI (user interface).
Have many times have you worked later than your contracted hours this week?
Well you’re not alone. In our survey of UK office workers, an enormous 86% of us stay late at least once a week. So it’s not much of a surprise that 91% of us find our jobs stressful. Staying late is one way of trying to deal with the backlog, whilst also trying to highlight to the boss that you’ve got a lot on.
GoToMeeting has a handy feature to make scheduling, joining and attending video conferences that little bit quicker (actually, a lot quicker). It’s called the personalised meeting room.
A decreased ability to cope with stress, less energy and a reduced capacity to concentrate are common traits displayed by those who are sleep-deprived according to an infographic produced by Virgin Pulse, part of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group.
Wouldn’t it be lovely to have more free time?
Simon Phillips, The Change Man has been helping managers in all sectors to regain control over their lives and 22 days is the average amount of time they have regained through implementing his strategies (by their own measure).
Earlier on this year, we announced that Citrix GoToMeeting was looking sharp following a re-design to make it even simpler and faster to use than ever before. The new design has been well-received and we thought we’d share a few tips to make sure you’re getting the absolute most out of your video conferencing software.
For many, public speaking is one of the most feared necessities of business. People don’t like to stand up and deliver a presentation to a group – and for some, that fear extends to speaking in front of a virtual audience.
Ah, the annual performance review. Whether you’re responsible for writing them or receiving them (or even both), it seems that not everyone is a fan of the process.
Offices around the world are made up of various types of people. You’ll generally find a chatterbox, gossiper, noise-maker and workaholic not to mention those that love to call a meeting for literally everything and anything (and don’t get me wrong, we love meetings, but pointless meetings should be avoided at all costs!).
Did you know that the brain consumes roughly 20% of our daily calories and it requires a regular supply of glucose to help us concentrate, remember and learn?
Mental activities will use up a brain’s supply of glucose – meaning the foods we munch on whilst working are crucial to maintaining these glucose levels and thus our thinking power and levels of productivity.
So many online presentations are boring because presenters deliver long lectures with endless PowerPoint slides and a bit of Q&A at the end.
Whereas with online presentation technology, there are plenty of ways to create an interactive presentation, keep your audience engaged, and achieve your presentation goals.
If you’re in an open-plan office, then you might listen to music in a bid to drown out the conversations that are surrounding you.
Gossip and general chit-chat about the most random things that you wouldn’t normally talk about (but for some reason in the office seem like the most interesting topics ever), are great from time-to-time, but some days you just need to get your head down and finish that task you were supposed to complete yesterday.
Futurologists are forever trying to anticipate how today’s technologies will shape tomorrow’s working practices. Granted, we’re not at the point where our jobs have been taken over by robots with artificial intelligence, allowing us to enjoy a life of leisure, but communications platforms do allow us to interact and connect in ways we never thought possible. However, for many, the communications revolution hasn’t yet materialised into utopia.