Today’s workforce is increasingly dispersed, with 49% of the enterprise reporting mobility as part of their work style. So it’s more important than ever for team collaboration to be reliable and intuitive in any location and across devices. Back in December we talked about how together Plantronics Voyager Focus UC headset and Unify’s OpenScape CP600 … Continue reading Together, Plantronics and Unify Enrich Team Collaboration
Look for video to move beyond conferencing in 2017. That forecast comes from West Unified Communications Services, a global provider of conferencing and collaboration solutions. In “5 predictions for unified communications and collaboration tools in 2017,” Rob Bellmar, EVP of Business Operations for the company, predicts that “video will be huge for UC next … Continue reading Use of video is growing in the workplace. What it means for small business communication.
Diversity in the workplace is a topic that gets a lot of attention, but just how well are small businesses doing when it comes to hiring a more diverse workforce? A scientific poll conducted last year by Small Business Majority found that small businesses are doing a good job at hiring a diverse set of … Continue reading How to manage a culturally diverse remote small business team
It is time to say goodbye to the written company memo at your small business? One CEO thinks so. When Julie Sweet became CEO of Accenture’s North American business last year, she banned corporate memos and replaced them with live-streamed conversations and even pre-taped video messages in order to be “more authentic and less scripted,” … Continue reading How video meeting tools can help small businesses improve communication with employees and customers
Employee reviews can be uncomfortable, especially when they involve pointing out areas where small business employees need to improve performance. To be meaningful, managers need to spend time evaluating team members, identifying strengths and weaknesses and also considering what the company can do to help if areas need improvement. For example, managers need to decide … Continue reading Tips for conducting performance reviews for remote small business employees
Are you procrastinating about crafting an auto-response “Out of Office” e-mail to let small business customers and associates know that you’re heading out for a summer holiday? As much as you need a vacation – and your family and close friends are strongly encouraging you to take one – it’s not easy to take a … Continue reading How to take a worry-free break from your small business