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.
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.
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.
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?
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 the meeting.
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 believe that now is a good time to expand.