Tag Archives: Smarter Working

Overcoming Modern Office Distractions

Introduction It’s not just you. Working in the office is getting harder today. Not only are demands on productivity increasing, so are the distractions that keep people from functioning at their best. Whether that be the online temptations of social media, the cacophony of people talking all around you, the quantity and variety of different … Continue reading Overcoming Modern Office Distractions »

Microsoft Inspire: Bright Future for UC in Era of Mobile Collaboration

This week the Plantronics team will be in D.C. to unveil some exciting new additions to our UC portfolio at Microsoft’s premier partner event. Recently rebranded as Microsoft Inspire, the show remains one of our most important events of the year, where partners, Microsoft employees and industry experts connect to accelerate the digital transformation of … Continue reading Microsoft Inspire: Bright Future for UC in Era of Mobile Collaboration »

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 »