Culture is a defining element of any workplace. It consists of the character and personality of the organisation, and in some ways it's even more important than the business strategy because it..
Travelling to in-person meetings is an outdated way of collaborating with your colleagues and clients. The world has gone digital and many companies have embraced the advantages offered by new..
Everyone has felt that drowning feeling you get when you can’t seem to get through your task list. Sometimes it can be hard to pull yourself out of the slump, get organised and get your motivation..
Collaboration is defined as working with someone to create something. It is an important part of working life in most businesses, as teams must work efficiently to achieve their goals.
Everyone knows meetings can be a drag. We've all been stuck in a meeting, eyes slowly drooping and mind empty, with no end in sight. It's not exactly when we're at our most productive. However,..
According to the Franchising Council of Australia, ‘franchising is a business relationship in which the franchisor assigns to independent people the right to market and distribute the franchisor's..
The forecast for this year’s silly season is strong for the Australian retail sector. According to Emily Bencic from Appliance Retailer, Christmas spending for 2016 is expected to increase based..
Former US political advisor George Stephanopoulos said in his book "All Too Human" that he didn't like talking to Bill Clinton, because before long he would begin to agree with the man.
By now, many in the business world are well aware of the multitude of benefits that web conferencing presents. Unfortunately, there are also a number of obstacles that can block organisations from..
Long before humorously-captioned photos of awkward students, iconic movie scenes and cats in business attire, the word meme had a very different meaning. It referred to an idea that spread rapidly..
When it comes to a successful conference call, many things need to be considered. A well-planned agenda, a prepared host and participants, and effective teamwork all need to be in place. On top of..
For all the benefits of hard, technical skills in the workplace, without personal interaction, business progress will always be limited. Soft skills are defined as "personal attributes that enable..
To move forward on any significant project, businesses depend on team members being able to communicate and collaborate on key tasks. This reliance on teamwork certainly improves business..
With the various benefits it entails, web conferencing is popular among businesses for many reasons. The commercial sector, however, is not the only area that can benefit from an internet-based..
No one method will ensure that Australian students are successful in school. There are so many factors that contribute to achievement, as well as a litany of reasons that cause students to lose..
As many of us know, millennials represent a growing force within the work world and are no longer a population demographic that can be ignored. According to McCrindle, there are 4.2 million..
Teleworking, also known as telecommuting, essentially means that employees do their work outside of the office, whether this is at home or at a co-working office.
A 2013 McCrindle study showed..
Public speaking, including speaking in front of others in the workplace, can be a highly stressful experience for many. According to the National Institute of Mental Health in the US, 74 per cent..
The business world is fast-moving, and while this is positive for improving cashflow and other financial metrics, it doesn't always produce the easiest environment for conducting teleconferences.
Recording a conference call is an excellent way to ensure conference participants have access to meeting content and comments made during a conference call, especially if they can't make it to..
In the world of business, green is definitely a trendy colour. While this doesn't mean enterprises are painting their walls green or changing their brand colour, the concept of green is more..
As we begin to close the curtains on 2015, most business leaders aren't looking past enjoying Christmas and the sunny New Year. However, despite the festive season, now is the time to start..
For many employees, a performance review is a great indicator of personal progress. While many major issues would be flagged outside of a review, this occasion presents an opportunity to get into..
For a business to be recognised as an industry leader, security must be a top priority. However, this doesn't just relate to locking your doors at night and ensuring no cash is left on the..
Most business leaders would have already noticed a generation shift in their workplace. As more and more baby-boomers head into retirement, it is millennials that are becoming the dominant force.
In today's competitive environment, there are many risks that business leaders need to be aware of. Whether this is in relation to market volatility, economic changes or geopolitical crises, it is..
We recently interviewed one of our experts to get the lowdown on how web conferencing can transform your next conference call.
Q: Who uses..
We interviewed one of our experts to get the lowdown on how web conferencing can transform your next conference call.
Q: Who uses web c..
Despite the rise of flexible working options among many business sectors, others haven't been as quick to jump on this trend. However, according to the results of a recent Hays Quarterly Report,..
Web conferencing allows you to communicate visually with people in different locations via the internet and when combined with a teleconferencing service, makes for an efficient and cost-effective..
It is fair to say that many Australian enterprises have had a tough few months. In September, Roy Morgan reported that business confidence was at a four year low and that fewer organisations..
Projects come in all shapes and sizes. However, if there is one common element key to the success of each and every project, it would be decision-making.
The 21st century marketplace is truly global and if Australian businesses fail to pick up on this trend, there could be dire consequences. This is a concept that should come as no surprise, with..
To make themselves attractive to jobseeking candidates, businesses today must stand out from the crowd. Whether this comes in the form of..
While many Australian businesses might agree that innovation and technology are the cornerstones of business growth in the 21st century, according to a recent Microsoft Australia study, very few..
The number of registered charities in Australia continues to grow by the month. According to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, there were 269 new entries in June - up nine..
Just because a team is virtual does not mean it cannot deliver high performance results like a team that is co-located.
A short team building exercise is a great way to get a virtual meeting off to a..
As a business grows and develops, there is one aspect that keeps the organisation ticking over - employees.
There is an..
Companies that use collaborative technologies arrive at decisions much faster than their counterparts who do not.
Have you ever been so bored in an oral presentation that you've fallen asleep?
It is fair to say that we all experience meetings and presentations where the speaker located overseas just isn't..
One of the consequences of businesses operating across borders is that you'll often have to undertake meetings and conference calls outside of working hours.
In the 80s and 90s, businesses often only operated in one country. Bound by the significant cost of heading into overseas markets and the reluctance to expand, many companies felt secure in their..
Weathering the highs and lows of the economy is a fact of life for any Australian business. When times are good, it's easy to get complacent and forget the mistakes of the past, while a reversal..
For any organisation conducting business across a geographically diverse range of locations, it's of paramount importance to maintain good communication in spite of the distance.
Many workplaces are changing in two dramatic ways. You may be feeling the effects of these already - a teleconferencing service can help.
Web conferencing can prove to be an invaluable tool when training multiple staff across different offices or locations.
Are you shopping around for a teleconferencing provider? Perhaps you're new to teleconferencing and considering the various features and capabilities on offer? Or maybe you have experience with a..
Teleconferencing is a great communication option for businesses of all sizes and scopes, but small businesses in particular can often benefit from the merits of teleconferencing. It helps promote..
According to Global Language Monitor's Top 50 Business Buzzwords of 2013, sustainability was the third most-commonly used term in businesses all over the world last year.
Teleconferencing and web conferencing services are not new to the business world - they have been successfully employed by innovative organisations for a number of years now, for a wide range of..
Before the invention of webcams, if you wanted to have a face-to-face meeting with people outside of your office you had no choice but to travel to meet each other. This way of meeting is..
The secret is out: Happy employees are productive employees. In fact, studies have proven that content, satisfied workers who enjoy their job and like their workplace are far more likely to be..
If you’re struggling to find innovative ways to keep employee training current and exciting, you’re not alone. It’s a common bugbear for HR Managers in businesses of all sizes. However, the..
Teleconferences are the perfect way to collaborate and communicate. People from a variety of locations can work together as if they were in the same room. Project teams can cooperate, sales teams..
Ever tried to organise an in-person conference for business partners, industry leaders, colleagues, managers or clients? It’s no mean feat! In fact, it’s often a logistical nightmare. The..