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Travelling to in-person meetings is an outdated way of collaborating with your colleagues and clients.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.
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.
There are many tools that can be used to increase collaboration within your business. Here are three tools you can use to make sure your business is collaborating effectively.
We know conferencing can be confusing. There are a lot of technical terms and if you've never conferenced before it can be overwhelming. We're here to clear up any confusion by explaining the most common terms you might have read or heard.
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.
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.
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.
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.