The Ultimate Guide to Online Project Management

Posted by Christine Ziebell on 11/28/2017 8:47:07 PM

Research suggests that more than 77 percent of organizations use a project management or collaboration tool to lower costs, improve efficiency, and foster customer satisfaction. However, despite the high adoption rate, these solutions remain largely underutilized. While there are a number of factors that contribute to the underutilization of collaboration tools, the lack of understanding of the features and capabilities of the software remains one of the primary reasons managers struggle when it comes to managing projects and teamwork online.

How to Get the Most Out of Collaboration Software

Posted by Christine Ziebell on 11/16/2017 8:22:05 PM

Whether you’re sharing files remotely or communicating with team members around the world, collaboration software is a critical part of today’s global workforce. But once you have collaboration software in place, here are a few practical ways to make sure you’re getting the most out of it.

The Ultimate Guide to Engaging Employees With Mobile Intranet

Posted by Christine Ziebell on 11/3/2017 9:11:36 PM

Disengaged employees are a real problem in today's workforce. In fact, a 2016 Gallup report estimates that just 32.5% of the US workforce is actually engaged, leaving 67.5% of it disengaged. And the Engagement Institute estimates these disengaged employees are costing US businesses $450-550 billion per year. But how do you actually get your employees to engage and connect beyond the water cooler? There's one solution that's way easier than you might think. And that solution lies in choosing the right mobile intranet.

Getting Rid of 'The Toggle' Will Boost Your Team’s Productivity

Posted by Christine Ziebell on 8/29/2017 9:18:38 PM

You’re leaving system #1 to get information from system #2, so you can store it in system #3, then let everyone know about it in system #4. And what did the rest of your team do while you were running around looking for material that you can’t quite remember which platform to find it on? Be sure to check out all 4.4 systems to find out.

Why Business Software Should Mirror User Behaviors …and Not the Other Way Around

Posted by Christine Ziebell on 7/5/2017 4:50:02 PM

Businesses today have to provide fast, flexible solutions to their employees while being mindful of their return on investment and total cost of ownership. However, despite investing significant sums of money on developing feature-rich, powerful software, businesses often remain unable to extract their desired value from their investment because of poor user acceptance. 

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. 

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