New technologies aren’t always adopted right away. In fact, it can take many years for new technologies to be fully ingrained in society due to adoption barriers. Adoption barriers are concerns people have about a new technology or product that prevent them from using it. Often these barriers are untrue or simply just a misunderstanding.
Presentations - some of us excel at them, others dread holding them. Here's an overview of what you need to up the ante for your next presentation, as well as how to make good slides.
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 seeing the full value of this and other digital communication methods.
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 among large groups of people. Memes have a peculiar way of shaping the way we perceive something, even when our own experience runs counter to it.
When it comes to a successful conference call, many things need to line up. A well-planned agenda, a prepared host and participants, and effective teamwork all need to be in place. While these are important items to address, there are behind-the-scenes factors that can have a significant impact on the teleconferencing experience.
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 someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people", according to Oxford Dictionaries.
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 processes, but it also places limits on where work can be completed.
Over the coming years, many Australian family businesses are in for a sharp change at the top. As the baby-boomer generation begins to retire or take a backseat within an organisation, it will be the millennials and Generation Y leaders stepping up the plate with new ideas and philosophies.