E-mail Versus Face-to-Face Communication: Maximizing Impact

E-mail is a dominant mode of information dissemination in many corporations. It’s just as dominant overall, of course. But increasingly, communications from upper management to the company at large, f...

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How to Make Remote Working Much Easier

Today’s workers carry smartphones, tablets and laptops that connect them with colleagues and job tasks wherever they go. Collaboration apps have exploded in recent years, and now even most basic busin...

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How to Listen Better at Meetings

We all know that communication in meetings -- especially virtual meetings -- is often less than optimal. The number of questions, differing perspectives, repetition, and multiple points of view often ...

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Should Your Business Join A Coworking Space?

WeWork’s coworking spaces offer fruit-infused water, lively designs, and an open community. As Andrew Rice described it in Bloomberg, “WeWork has cast itself as a new kind of workplace for the post-re...

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Why Good Data Is Critical for Collaboration

It is universally acknowledged that good data can help company performance. In the human resources field, for example, data can help identify why top performers leave, what might be done to retain the...

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How Work Style Can Impact Collaboration

One of the key factors that can enhance collaboration in a workplace is to identify the work styles of each member of a team. Each member of a team may have different work styles, which involve person...

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Assessing the Value of a "Like"

With the rise of social media, business strategy in marketing departments followed the "like." Endorsements on social media channels like Facebook was thought, axiomatically, to lead to increased sale...

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Varieties of Artificial Intelligence -- and How Businesses Use AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is frequently the focus of technology news. There is a marked tendency, however, to treat AI as if it were a singular thing.

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Employee Engagement Is Tougher In a Digital Workplace

Employee engagement is becoming critically important as a driver of retention and promotion of a corporate brand. Disengaged employees are far more likely to depart an organization and speak poorly ab...

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