I have been evangelizing the benefits of audio and videoconferencing for over 20 years. If you know me, you know it’s a passion of mine. For a long time, I have spent my days sharing how the benefits of quality audio and video give companies a competitive edge. It’s thrilling to see not only the vast adoption of video conferencing but the explosion of solutions … Continue reading It’s Your Call: Leave the Complexity Behind
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 desk phone allow users to manage calls distraction-free with immersive … 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 year.” (With UC, you can experience collaboration tools such as … 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 entry-level employees although more can be done to increase the … 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,” she told CNBC. The move, which Sweet describes as one … 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 if someone will benefit by taking classes, online or out … Continue reading Tips for conducting performance reviews for remote small business employees