A study conducted by the Centre for International Economics last year found that "presenteeism" - the word used for people turning up to work when they're sick - costs the Australian economy more than $34 billion a year.
Travelling to in-person meetings is an outdated way of collaborating with your colleagues and clients.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 technologies. Here's why.
It’s Monday morning. You are a busy state manager preparing the weekly communication email you distribute to each of your stores about targets, revenue and performance. The region isn’t tracking strongly enough to meet this month’s targets and you’re worried the store managers aren’t reading your emails.
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.
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.