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.
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 communication platform.
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 interest, fall behind or check out.
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 millennials in Australia, which in 2006 made them 20.5 per cent of the population. Growing up in a digital world, millennials, who are those born between 1980 and 2000, are dependant on technology and looking for a more interactive workplace, says a recent report from Robert Walters. So how could offering conference calls be an attractive feature for this group of young workers?
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 that almost half of Australians work from at least one location other than their own offices per week, meaning teleworking is becoming increasingly common. The study also demonstrated employees' wishes for more flexible working options, with 78 per cent expressing the desire to do at least some work at home and 80 per cent saying that they would be more likely to stay longer with an employer if the employer offered teleworking options.
Technology is such an engrained part of our daily lives that it can be easy to take it for granted. However, at the same time, technology is always progressing, meaning business leaders must keep up with the latest trends in order to serve clients and customers in the right manner.
According to a recent report by Asialink Business, Australian companies attempting to enter the Asian market are facing many challenges, especially surrounding understanding Asian business culture and practical information such as laws and regulations. With the availability of web conferencing, Australian businesses can now easily reach out to Asian and other international business leaders, to learn more about the global market.
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 the meeting.
At this time of the year, many of us are starting to think about the Christmas and New Year break. As such, pressures around organising holidays and family get-togethers can begin to take a toll on work performance.
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 figurative, but just as bold for customers, clients and stakeholders.