How many tools do we use to communicate?

Managing a team is easier today than ever before thanks to the availability of communication tools. Communicating with our teams and our senior leadership is faster and more streamlined.

However, now every people manager has to juggle multiple methods of contact. Too many, maybe. This raises the question: How many communication applications do you think you use over the course of any given day?

If you want to talk with someone immediately, you’ll pick up the phone. Maybe you’ll leave a voicemail if they don’t answer.

What happens if you need to speak with that person urgently? You might decide to send an SMS text. You pick your mobile phone, tap out a text message, and send it off. The only problem is that there’s no guarantee […]

By | 2018-04-13T14:46:14+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Tags: , , |

How the IoT Supports the Supply Chain

A report from IDC earlier this year revealed that spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to reach $1.29 trillion by 2020, with the vast majority of this investment in industrial settings. IDC goes on to predict that there will be 82 billion connected devices by 2025—everything from farming equipment to cars to household appliances, all of them embedded with technology that can access the Internet to intercommunicate with each other and with users for better user experience.

As is unfortunately common with many new technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT) is struggling to match its hype, with many projects failing to achieve their initial goals. This has led to a general sense of ambivalence among people. A 2016 report […]

By | 2018-04-05T09:45:54+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Communications viewed by an HR professional

Regardless of where and how you work, effective communication and collaboration is an important part of how things get done in your organization. When it works, you waste less time; you and your team are more productive. When it doesn’t, it’s harder to do quality work and achieve your goals as an employee. Read on for some ideas about things to consider in your workplace communication and collaboration!

Professional communication can be a challenge in any environment.

Standards you may feel are fine, may feel too informal to your colleagues. Additionally, we’re using an ever-growing body of collaboration tools—text messaging, video chats, emails, social media—to keep in touch with people near and far. When teams include members of different backgrounds, customs, experiences, geographic locations and languages, […]

By | 2018-03-09T10:13:33+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |
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