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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: , , |

Collaboration tools are the entry level of digital transformation

In a perfect world, workplace communications would always be smooth and free of silos and red tape, and would be smoothly integrated into the digital world to reap the benefits of keeping up with today’s digital world. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works for all organizations. These two things—collaboration and digital transformation—are more tightly linked than you might think. Here, I’m going to lay out the connections and make an argument for adopting unified communications and collaboration tools as an easy first step toward digital transformation.

The Importance of Digital Transformation

Some organizations are digitally mature, they already put the customers at the centre of their decisions, they innovate and they are cost-efficient. Most importantly, they are agile, meaning they adapt more easily to market conditions, […]

How to organize the best meeting ever

A lawyer, a doctor and a manager walk into a bar…

I’m kidding. The manager can’t be there because it turns out that some managers spend a whopping 30%-60% of their time in meetings. That leaves them with little time to manage other matters, or make that trip to the bar.

Imagine how much time would be saved if those meetings were conducted more efficiently. Studies reveal that most meetings are indeed costly and unproductive, yet essential to the decision-making process if they’re conducted properly.

Clearly, we need a better way to manage meetings. But how do you manage or organize the best meetings ever if you work in a remote team? Read on and you’ll get a sense of what it […]

By | 2018-03-08T10:11:34+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , |