Tag Archives: Smarter Working

Flexible work is a priority for today’s small business employees, survey finds

Flexible hours and remote work options increasingly are priorities for today’s small business employees. These findings comes from a joint study of 314 U.S. small business employees and 47 small business owners conducted by Justworks, an all-in-one benefits, HR, and payments platform for small business, and SquareFoot, a marketplace for commercial real estate. Among the … Continue reading Flexible work is a priority for today’s small business employees, survey finds »

The Manager – Employee Perception Gap – Examining the Importance of office environment, technology tools and work/life balance

It’s no secret to anyone in business today that we’re all faced with communications challenges on a daily basis. The bigger challenge is how does a business remain productive while dealing with these issues. To really identify some of the issues employees and business leads face, Plantronics partnered with Oxford Economics, to do a global … Continue reading The Manager – Employee Perception Gap – Examining the Importance of office environment, technology tools and work/life balance »

Plantronics and Cisco Jabber: Building Better Meetings

As I’ve pointed out before, people are joining more meetings virtually now than ever before.  It’s probably no surprise that our research found that more than 60 percent of meetings today include at least one remote user. At Plantronics, our goal is to help make any virtual meeting feel natural, as if everyone is sitting around … Continue reading Plantronics and Cisco Jabber: Building Better Meetings »

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 … 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 … Continue reading Building better meetings with Plantronics and Skype for Business »

Microsoft TechEd 2012 Finalist

We were recently informed that the Smarter Working UC Toolkit is a ‘Messaging and Unified Communications’ finalist at Microsoft TechEd 2012. This is a great honor and recognition of the hard work and investment Plantronics has made in a portfolio of best practices and tools for IT professionals. The Smarter Working UC Toolkit has over … Continue reading Microsoft TechEd 2012 Finalist »