Using Too Many Systems is Hurting Your Business

Posted by Christine Ziebell on 5/16/2017 5:10:58 PM

Why You Need a Centralized Collaboration Platform to Streamline Your Business Processes

Most executives already know that a lack of alignment within a team directly impacts the outcome of a project. In fact, according to a report published by Fierce, Inc., 86% of employees cite lack of collaboration as the main reason for workplace failures.

Choosing Collaboration Software That People Will Actually Use

Posted by Christine Ziebell on 2/27/2017 7:50:07 PM

Today’s tech-savvy employees prefer using their personal devices and intuitive social media apps over hard-to-use enterprise collaboration tools. As a result, most businesses remain unsuccessful at realizing the true benefits promised by collaborative technology. This is the concern addressed by this whitepaper.

Which Type of Communicator Are You?

Posted by Christine Ziebell on 2/7/2017 6:18:31 PM

When you're working on a team, nothing is quite as important as understanding how to convey your message (and hear everyone else's.) Unfortunately, not everyone communicates the same way, and there are hurdles to overcome when dealing with different types of communicators. Why is it important to understand what kind of communicators are on your team? Simply put, because it affects the bottom line. Towers Watson report from 2014 reported that organizations with effective communication and change management are 3.5 times more likely to outperform their peers. (Big surprise.)

Why Coworking Spaces Rock!

Posted by Christine Ziebell on 11/10/2016 10:52:23 PM

Only a few years ago, coworking spaces (as we understand them today) were still relatively rare. The closest thing to them were perhaps executive suites, which provided small businesses the opportunity to rent out a desk and take advantage of joint meeting rooms as well as some other joint amenities. The biggest difference between the traditional executive suites and modern coworking spaces can be defined as “community.” Executive suites were designed to offer isolated workspaces whereas modern coworking spaces are designed to create opportunities for networking, while taking full advantage of a great community atmosphere.

Why Digital Networking Is Important (and How to Master It)

Posted by Christine Ziebell on 10/17/2016 1:44:36 PM

When LinkedIn launched its service in 2003, many of us thought they were nuts. I will be the first to admit I was not an early adaptor. Taking the time to ”connect” with people on the platform seemed pointless: ”OK, so now we’re connected on LinkedIn, now what?” Nothing. Absolutely nothing. 

Good Vibes at Work — Creating a Positive and Productive Environment

Posted by Christine Ziebell on 10/4/2016 9:58:25 PM

Have you ever tried searching for office pictures of corporations like Google or Virgin? They look better than most vacation destinations. Why? These companies are trying to create a stress free environment with positive vibes.  

5 Ways to Empower Your Team

Posted by Christine Ziebell on 9/27/2016 6:22:55 PM

It takes a powerful team to drive any organization towards success, and powerful teams can only be created by a strong leadership and engaged members. While each member of the team brings a set of capabilities, many leaders fail to provide the right platform where those capabilities are efficiently utilized. This results in decreased employee morale and productivity.

Feedback Friday: The Benefits of a Day for Collaborative Communication

Posted by Christine Ziebell on 9/9/2016 8:11:39 PM

The most important components of a company or business are its people. How they perform, is what determines the success or failure of a business.

It incidentally comes as no surprise that the most successful companies are the ones that are built and thrive on feedback. Through feedback, companies can get their weaknesses and strengths highlighted and act on them accordingly. 

 

Ready... Set... #SquadGoals!!!

Posted by Christine Ziebell on 6/10/2016 1:44:36 PM

Having and meeting #SquadGoals at the workplace

The secret of success for any organization is an employee that’s happy and content in their environment and possesses a strong drive to succeed because of it. In turn, the secret to keeping the employee happy, is a workplace environment that is positive, optimistic and encouraging, and the secret to doing that is to establish effective team communication.

Online Collaboration Tools: Advantages and Disadvantages

Posted by Christine Ziebell on 5/11/2016 3:51:42 PM

The era of online communication has truly come of age as more and more businesses switch to different types of online collaboration tools. The original teething problems associated with these tools, such as lack of security and connectivity issues, have by and large been resolved. 
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