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IT challenged to support growing number of small business remote workers

No longer are employees tied to their desks nine to five (or longer). Today eight out of 10 workers say that their companies allow for flexible and mobile work, Plantronics recent “Mobile Collaboration Survey” finds.  But while the ability to work anywhere/anytime can boost employee productivity and efficiency – not to mention satisfaction – it poses challenges, especially for IT professionals. On behalf of Plantronics, … Continue reading IT challenged to support growing number of small business remote workers »

Meet Today’s Mobile Collaborators

Heading out on a recent business trip, I arrived late to the airport after hitting unusually bad traffic. While anxiously scanning the departure board, I got an urgent text about a time sensitive project I was working on. I had to respond to a flurry of emails, review a document, and jump on a call with colleagues to quickly iron out a solution – all … Continue reading Meet Today’s Mobile Collaborators »

Getting the most from mobile collaboration for small business productivity

Last week’s post on a mobile first employee strategy (See: Build small business employee engagement with a mobile first strategy) highlighted the importance of mobile collaboration, the ability to enable mobile and remote employees to work together on projects through the use of mobile devices and apps. As noted, a recent global study conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for Aruba found in order … Continue reading Getting the most from mobile collaboration for small business productivity »

Only 2% of the world feels they aren’t in enough meetings

“There’s no such thing as a one-hour meeting—unless there’s only one participant.” Meetings are a fact of life for any business. It’s where teams unify vision, disseminate information, assess progress and so on. Ironically, really successful meetings result in more work for all parties, which leads of course to more meetings and so the cycle goes. Time then becomes one of the biggest investments your … Continue reading Only 2% of the world feels they aren’t in enough meetings »

Building better meetings with Plantronics and Skype for Business

From four walls to no walls, people can now participate in meetings from anywhere. As virtual meetings grow, so does the importance of collaboration technology. While we can’t promise to prevent almost 20% of people from taking meetings in restrooms, we can ensure those who don’t portray and experience the levels of efficiency and professionalism expected. The new mobile workforce A common misconception I encounter … Continue reading Building better meetings with Plantronics and Skype for Business »

Keep small business hiring strong with flexible work options

Small business hiring continues to be strong. From May to June, small businesses employment increased by 120,000, according to the June Small Business Report from payroll processing firm ADP. That figure represents more than half of the 223,000 jobs added to the economy overall during the month. Still even with hiring strong, small businesses continue to struggle to find qualified staff, say 41 percent (two … Continue reading Keep small business hiring strong with flexible work options »