Managers: Do You Know What’s Next for Smart Work?

Offices are reopening. But that doesn’t mean your staff wants to use them full-time.

Even considering how long analysts foresaw a massive shift to smart working, it’s safe to say few anticipated it would happen this quickly. To put numbers on it, Gallup reports the amount of US employees who work remotely doubled in under a month, shooting from 31% to 62%.

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It’s Time for More Remote Meetings

Videoconference
Videoconference

Why Managers Should Embrace Videoconferencing

Among office workers, there’s a complaint so common that it borders on cliche:

“This meeting should have been an email.”

For all the different contexts it’s used in, what always drives this message is frustration over time management. It represents employees wanting to just do their job, not get pulled from their desks to hear information that could be given in a more streamlined way.

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Devices for home working

Devices for home working
Devices for home working
What device do you want in your home and how do you manage the balance of working in the home environment?

Now that the future for offices containing the majority of the companies staff seems even more uncertain, a viewpoint that has been strengthened by Twitter who have announced their staff do not need to return to the office but instead are free to continue to work smarter from home, does this raise the question, what device is best for smart workers?

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Outlining Effective Videoconferencing Design

Core Elements to Look for in a Video Solution

Amid all the massive growth that UCC is undergoing overall, one particularly explosive area is videoconferencing.

As anyone who’s been paying attention to changes in smart working can tell you, video seems poised to dominate the UCC market. Statistics back up that inference, too: according to Gartner, in-person meetings are set to drop to just 25% of all meetings in favor of virtual platforms. Continue reading “Outlining Effective Videoconferencing Design”

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Concrete Ways to Manage Distractions

6 Free Tech Tools to Stay Focused at Home

As said in a previous post, one unfortunate fact about working from home is that we all have to deal with distractions.

In that post, we discussed some ways of thinking that can keep you on track ā€” but, for some, those tips might be too abstract. Plenty of us need something a little more concrete to block out the allure of our phone or unproductive websites.

But don’t fret if that’s the case for you. To get more direct about blocking distractions, we recommend using the following six tools, add-ons and apps. (Better yet, each one is totally free!) Continue reading “Concrete Ways to Manage Distractions”

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